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Pedestal Blender (PB) vs. Column Blender (CB)
A pedestal blender is a single purpose machine that can only blend. A column blender has the additional capability a lifting axis and slew (placing) axis that offers the additional capabilities.
The CB inherently has a smaller footprint than a traditional single or double pedestal blender. One exception is our model CSP (Compact Single Pedestal) blender that occupies roughly the same footprint as a column blender (photo at the end of this document).
The PB, either single or double pedestal, utilizes pillow block bearings to support the blending cradle that have a 10+ year lifespan. The CB blending cradle is supported on a compact turret bearing that has a 3-5 year lifespan based on continuous production applications. All other major components used in the CB and PB are of similar long term lifespan.
A PB has the following drive systems:
A CB has the following standard and optional drive systems:
A pedestal blender mounts to the floor only and has a much larger footprint to distribute loads across thus generally has less impact on the building structure. A Column Blender requires a support for the top of the column either to overhead structure or adjacent wall. The CB also has a smaller base plate to distribute loadings.
Generally the pedestal blender is the simplest to install but ingress moving the equipment into the room is the biggest factor. The CB ships in two major pieces, the column and the receiver.A column blender can be the simplest if the length of the column is such that it can make the turns from the loading dock into the room. The column blender receiver is much smaller and does not require large doorways as does the pedestal blender receiver. The pedestal blender can ship fully assembled but most all faculties do not have large enough doors allow pre-assembled move in. Most PB’s ship disassembled in two pieces for single pedestal and three pieces for double pedestal.
Both blender types have similar lubrication schedules for the bearings and drives.
A pedestal blender generally requires no modification to a clients existing IBCs since the receiver clamps the IBC on the top and bottom. A column blender receiver requires horizontal bars on the IBC to clamp to.