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planetary, spiral, and diving arms mixers
« on: August 21, 2005, 11:51:38 AM »
Okay, I know what a planetary is, but can anyone explain spiral and diving arms to me?  If there's a video online, that's even better.  On a spiral, does JUST the bowl rotate or does the bowl rotate one way and the arms the other or what?



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Re: planetary, spiral, and diving arms mixers
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2006, 09:57:57 AM »
Snowman,

With a planetary mixer, at least the one I have, the bowl rotates from right to left, and so does the hook, although, unlike a planetary mixer, the hook is in a fixed position at the back of the bowl.  I've used both a planetary, KA 600, and a spiral, Esmach SP5, Italian made, and have to say that the spiral mixer is far better.  When I grow up, I'll get a fork mixer.

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Re: planetary, spiral, and diving arms mixers
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2006, 10:04:31 AM »
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4uNLJyWMNRY" target="_blank" class="aeva_link bbc_link new_win">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4uNLJyWMNRY</a>

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Re: planetary, spiral, and diving arms mixers
« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2006, 11:48:44 AM »
Snowman,

With a planetary mixer, at least the one I have, the bowl rotates from right to left, and so does the hook, although, unlike a planetary mixer, the hook is in a fixed position at the back of the bowl.  I've used both a planetary, KA 600, and a spiral, Esmach SP5, Italian made, and have to say that the spiral mixer is far better.  When I grow up, I'll get a fork mixer.

Jim

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Re: planetary, spiral, and diving arms mixers
« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2006, 12:01:06 PM »
isn't the KA or a normal hobart a planetary mixer?


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Re: planetary, spiral, and diving arms mixers
« Reply #5 on: October 26, 2006, 12:20:42 PM »
Yes.
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Re: planetary, spiral, and diving arms mixers
« Reply #6 on: October 26, 2006, 01:16:13 PM »
BTW I've never actually seen or used a DLX Scott,but my guess is that it is closer to a "Spiral" than any of the other mixers?
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Re: planetary, spiral, and diving arms mixers
« Reply #7 on: October 26, 2006, 01:23:22 PM »
Jeff linked you to a video of Bills French Fork mixer.
Here is a link to see how the Double Diving Arm mixer works.:



http://users.pandora.be/andre.dewulf/bakery_machines/bakery-machines_dough-mixer.htm
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Re: planetary, spiral, and diving arms mixers
« Reply #8 on: October 26, 2006, 04:07:37 PM »
David, I really think it is it's own thing.  The action of the dlx is nothing like a spiral or any other mixer I have seen.