Have you seen this Joylent video?
Needless to say, I’m super jealous. ;)
So, I realized I needed to get a mixing machine of my own. Not only would it make production a fair bit faster, it would also eliminate the occasional reports I get of an insufficiently mixed order – always a disappointment when it occurs. These machines are thorough – they, and by “they” I mean industrial ribbon blenders, can be used to mix powders to a very precise degree, not only for foods but for chemicals and pharmaceuticals as well.
That’s pretty thorough.
These machines are also crazy expensive.
A big mixer like the one Joylent has? Probably cost the same as a new car. Yes, a car.
Pretty expensive for a machine with only one moving part. :p
Even the small ones are really expensive. And the used ones? Also expensive.
It’s the law of supply and demand, I guess.
Anyway, it was quite an experience last week to drive over to Machinery & Equipment and stand around in a warehouse (or several, actually) full of machines of mysterious origins and unknown purpose, which could easily crush or dismember me if I were to make any sudden, unexpected movements (I suspect), while seriously discussing the prospect of choosing among prices listed in the tens of thousands of dollars.
No, I haven’t bought anything yet. Time for some comparison shopping…
You know anyone with a used ribbon mixer they’d like to get rid of? Let me know. ;)
Or even a double impulse vacuum sealer. You never know when one of those might come in handy. But am I getting ahead of myself?
I don’t know. You tell me.