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Your typical kitchen food-mixer has a base with a high part
(probably rather hollow), and a low part (the mixing bowl sits on
the low part).
There is an electric motor above the high part of the base, with
its drive shaft or axis going horizontally from its location above
a modest distance from the motor, and above the mixing
bowl, there is some gearing to convert the horizontal rotation of
the axle into vertical rotation. Various tools are attached to the
vertical shaft, which mix in various ways the foodstuffs added to
the mixing bowl.
I suggest a smaller base, suitable for holding the mixing bowl,
with something like pillars (3 will probably work OK) around the
bowl (spaced far enough apart that the bowl can be removed from
the base area).
The pillars support the electric motor, mounted with its drive
shaft vertical. Some gearing may still be needed to give the
mixing tools various fancy motions, but there won't be any need to
convert horizontal rotation into vertical rotation.
Appropriate leverage (such as by a rack-and-pinion gear-set and a
hand-wheel) can vertically raise and lower the motor-plus-mixing-
tools assembly, kind of like a drill press. This allows easy tool-
changes and bowl-removal.
Typical kitchen food mixer
I assume this is what you are improving upon [scad mientist, Jun 05 2015]
Major Mixer History
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[hippo, Jun 09 2015]
||Why has my slice of cake got a chuck key in it?
||Power tools in the kitchen [+]
||Shirley CNC is the way to go?
||We insist there also be a Cheese Lathe.
||It's only a short step further to gasoline-fuelled internal combustion powered kitchen appliances ...
||Those are already used in some military field-
kitchens and also in disaster-relief kitchens.
||Could you also use it as a blender/food processor, a meat grinder and a pasta machine if you switched out the parts?
||I checked - my Braun Hand Mixer has a higher power rating than my Bosch electric drill
[8th] - see link
||I checked too, my Allen & Heath Zed 10 mixer is only
||[Kumawktopus], I'm sure it could be designed so the special
gearing section was removable, and replace-able with an
alternate straight motor-shaft-to-spindle device. You could
then attach other things (that don't need special stirring
motions) to that spindle, like the blender blades you
||I note that in restaurants, milk-shake mixers have vertical
shafts and high-speed stirrers, but they are fixed in place
(the cups are brought toward the stirrers from beneath).