Pantheon has re-designed its PM20, 20 litre planetary mixer to incorporate new safety features.
Nick Pendlebury, Pantheon’s founder and director, explained: “The sophisticated safety features we’ve added bring a whole new level of assurances for operators – and without inflating the price.
“The most significant of the new features is a magnetic safety switch located at the rear of the bowl that prevents the machine running without the bowl in place. Quite simply, if the bowl is removed, the machine stops.”
There is also a new white ‘on’ button, black ‘off’ button and large, red ‘emergency off’ button designed specifically to make controls clear to operators with colour blindness.
Further safety controls include secure locks to either side of the bowl once it’s in position and a heavy stainless steel wire guard that locks securely into place. There is also a motor safety switch with a heat sensor that should prevent the mixer from operating if it becomes too hot through overuse.
The PM20’s cast metal body undergoes a reportedly exacting finishing process to ensure it can withstand rigorous use. This comprises an undercoat, two coats of silver paint that are oven baked and a final coat of lacquer.
The mixer is powered by a 1.1 kW motor while the all gear-driven transmission is said to ensure smooth, friction-free operation across three speed settings – 97, 220 and 316 revs per minute.
The PM20 is supplied complete with a 1.5mm-thick stainless steel mixing bowl, a wire whisk, a dough hook and a beater.
Pendlebury concluded: “20 litre mixers are, by far, the most popular size in the UK. That’s why it’s the first model in our range that we’ve addressed. However, we’re planning to re-launch the rest of the range over the coming months.”