Is a forced action mixer better than a standard cement mixer, or is there room for both?
As with most questions, the answer to this is “sometimes, maybe”, because as always, it depends on what you’re using them for and the type of material you’re looking to mix.
For many applications, a standard cement mixer is absolutely fine. Often called a drum mixer (because it uses a drum where the aggregate is mixed), it doesn’t have gears and simply drives the drum using a belt.
However, there are cases when this might not be enough.
For standard cement, aggregate and water, they’ll chug along just fine on a building site, being solid and dependable, but then along comes someone who wants to throw in something a little more challenging, a forced action mixer may be necessary.

How forced action mixers work

The big difference with forced action mixers is that they use gears which multiply the force delivered to the paddles.
This is especially useful for tough materials that would be troublesome for a standard concrete mixer such as resins, flooring screeds and multiple mixes which, due to the planetary action of the paddles, will mix easily and evenly.
CLM offers a range of forced action mixers as well as accessories such as the dust reduction add-on which allows you to add a vacuum to the grid and remove any fine dust which could contaminate the local area.

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