Thompson Machinery Model 6400-56 Meat Mixer-Grinder

Thompson Machinery Model 6400-56 Meat Mixer-Grinder



The Thompson 6000 Series Meat Mixer-Grinder are heavy duty industrial machines designed specifically for large volume mixing and Grinding.

Built to Thompson's high standards of construction and finish, the 6000 Series Meat Mixer-Grinder delivers high performance and reliability consistently. Thompson Mixer Grinders are used extensively in many high production facilities.

The 6000 Series Meat Mixer-Grinder have the capacity to grind fresh meat, frozen meat (1.5" cubed or flaked at 14° Fahrenheit) and other various products.

The Thompson 6000 Series Meat Mixer-Grinders are capable of production outputs of:

13,200-17,637 lbs/hr (220-287 lbs/min) Primary Cut through 10 mm Hole Plate.
7,937-11,905 lbs/hr (132-198 lbs/min) Secondary Cut through 3 mm Hole Plate.

The 6000 Series Meat Mixer-Grinder Cutting Systems are driven by high-performance motors through independent helical reduction gear units. The combination of an exceptional paddle design, multi-directional bowl transfer screw and separate grinding feed-screw delivers tremendous versatility of mixing and grinding capabilities to suit many applications.

The Thompson designed ribbon paddle blades and mixing system ensure multi-directional particle movement on every rotation, maximizes product displacement throughout the bowl which in turn guarantees continual product amalgamation and separation resulting in an expedient homogeneous finished blend.

This efficient agitation can proficiently maintain product of clean cut particle definition or provide the heavy duty kneading action on tighter consistencies such as kebabs.

The Thompson 6000 Series Meat Mixer-Grinders offers several models ranging from 440 lbs to 882 lbs batch capacity in single paddle design and 1,323 lbs to 4,409 lbs in twin paddle design.

The range is available with various mixing paddle options, drive sizes, cutting systems and exterior features of operation and control.

Counter Rotating Multi-Directional Overlapping Paddle Design

Single or twin shaft configuration of the paddles thoroughly mixes the product in all areas of the bowl.
Smart bowl design. The shape and volume ensures an efficient mix and product discharge.
The efficient paddle design ensures mixing cycles and temperature increases are kept to a minimum.
Strong ribbon style mixing paddle.

Multi-Directional Mixing System

During the mix cycle the transfer screw operates in reverse displacing product from the transfer screw channel ensuring the batch is thoroughly blended.
Multi-directional product movement on every rotation maximizes particle displacement throughout the bowl.
Following the mix cycle a very homogeneous blend is then transferred forward to the grinding feed screw and cutting system.
Two feed screws in all 6000 Meat Mixer-Grinder models.

Versatility by Design to Provide Solutions for Production Mincing Operations

Interchangeable Grinding Heads Sizes and Cutting Systems 152, 160, 220 & 280 mm (6", 8 5/8" & 11") plate sizes. Single or double cut options available.
Interchangeable grinding Feed-screw diameters, i.e. 130 and 170mm.
Three (3) Independent Gear Motor Drives for grinding feed-screw, mixing paddle & transfer feed-screw.
Grind Gear Motors options available up to 37 kW.
Variable Speed Drives (VSD) are available for frozen product applications to maintain highest production outputs possible. In these high torque situations Thompson recommend an inverter upgrade from the standard 2 speed machine.
This VSD upgrade can provide Infinite Speed Control or our recommended 4 Speed Control at determined and preset speeds that will offer Maximum Production Outputs for customer specific products at various frozen product temperatures.
With this VSD upgrade the Thompson 6000 Series Meat Mixer-Grinder is capable of grinding a Range of Frozen Product through a 3 mm hole plate.
Variable Speed Transfer Screw delivers a constant supply of product to the grind feed-screw, yet limiting over working, pressurization or temperature increase to the product.
2-Speed Mince Feed-screw to meet the demand of grinding delicate or hard product.
Clean Cut with high particle definition.


  • Variable Speed Transfer Motor
  • 2 Speed Mince Motor
  • Single Speed Mix Motor
  • Independent Pre-select Speeds to All Drives

Optional Features

  • Variable Speed Control Can Be Fitted to All Drives
  • Product Temperature Readout
  • Measured Discharge Shut-off
  • Hydraulic Lid Operation
  • CO2 Coolings with PLC Temperature Monitoring
  • Debone / Degristle System
  • Feedscrew Carriage
  • PLC pre-set Programmable Control
  • PLC Water Control
  • Inspection Mirror
  • Safety Interlocked Steps and Platform with Handrail
  • Gemini System allows 2 machines to be joined for continuous 1st and 2nd cut operation


Model Model 6400-56
Machine Max Hight 130.2"
Machine Max Length 99"
Machine Max Width 104.5"
Bowl Capacity 1220 lbs
Mix Capacity 2 x 400 lbs Bins
Mixer Motor 4 kW
Transfer Motor 4kW - VSD
*Grind Motor 22 kW - 2 Speed
**Power Supply 100 AMPS
Full Load Current 60 AMPS
* 37kW VSD Motor Option Available
** Machine Power Supply to be Fitted with a "D" Curve Motor Start Circuit Breaker


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