Welcome To MaxMix

Quality Mixing Solutions

Our Mission

All our products are manufactured to the highest industry standards, and our designers and engineers ensure that our products conform to safety and quality standards.

Company History

M3E Engineering cc was founded in 1996, by Marius Carstens, who noticed a need in the market for superior mixing products and reliable backup service.

Custom Fabrication

A fine eye for detail and an almost obsessive need for perfection.

Specialized Products

We provide the industry with a wide range of products, including lab mixers, wall & floor mounted high speed dispensers, blending machines and much more for all industries.

About Us


Mixing is an important activity, specifically in the food, beverages, paint, ink, chemical and water treatment industries.

Maxmix, is based in Saxenburg Park, Cape Town and has acquired valuable knowledge and expertise over the past 23 years. Maxmix is the ideal partner to help you find solutions for your mixing requirements. We serve an expanding customer base, including exports to Africa.

At our company we specialise in providing the industry with a wide range of mixing equipment. This includes various models of lab mixers, wall and floor mounted high-speed dispersers with capacities ranging from 50 litres to 2500 litres, ribbon blender with integrated platforms up to 5000 litres, multishaft mixers, ribbon blenders, rotor/stator mixers and equipment to client specification.

At the 3500m² production facility, provision is made for important activities including:

  • Fabrication – Stainless-Steel, Aluminium & Mild steel
  • Machining
  • Refurbishment of machines
  • Storerooms with standard stock items to ensure minimum customer production downtime
  • Testing facilities to simulate clients’ specific mixing/blending requirements
  • Showroom for a touch/look/feel effect
  • Engineering services include: guillotining, bending, punching and volume fabrication
  • Machine design and building, using in-house CAD facilities.

Maxmix is therefore in a position to manufacture mixing vessels, pots and related equipment to specific client requirements.

Maxmix offers a 1-year guarantee on their machines and maintenance is provided country wide.

Industrial Mixing

In industrial process engineering, mixing is a unit operation that involves manipulation of a heterogeneous physical system with the intent to make it more homogeneous. Familiar examples include pumping of the water in a swimming pool to homogenize the water temperature, and the stirring of pancake batter to eliminate lumps (deagglomeration). Mixing is performed to allow heat and/or mass transfer to occur between one or more streams, components or phases. Modern industrial processing almost always involves some form of mixing. Some classes of chemical reactors are also mixers. With the right equipment, it is possible to mix a solid, liquid or gas into another solid, liquid or gas. A biofuel fermenter may require the mixing of microbes, gases and liquid medium for optimal yield; organic nitration requires concentrated (liquid) nitric and sulfuric acids to be mixed with a hydrophobicorganic phase; production of pharmaceutical tablets requires blending of solid powders. The opposite of mixing is segregation. A classical example of segregation is the brazil nut effect.

In many industries, mixers are crucial machinery. Since mixing is often the first step in making a variety of products, they can be found in numerous businesses. Some of the industries that rely on mixers most include: adhesive and sealant, water treatment, automotive, pulp and paper, agricultural, chemical, pharmaceuticals, food and beverage, and cosmetics. Mixers are used very extensively in these industries, and deal with materials that must be thoroughly broken down and blended.

Mixers are used most often during the processing or manufacturing stages of production. During these times and others, users utilize their powerful motorized blades to mix materials to make a wide range of products, such as: polyurethane, silicone, petroleum products, toothpaste, hair products, detergent, shampoos, vitamins, lotions, creams, ointment, milk, syrups, medicines, dry and wet chemicals, biodiesel, and cement.


3D CAD Design

3D CAD designing is a powerful tool that enables designers to create detailed and accurate digital models of products, structures, and other objects. By using specialized software, designers can visualize, simulate, and optimize their designs in 3D, allowing them to identify potential issues and make improvements before the final product is manufactured. 

Turnkey Solution

Turnkey solutions are comprehensive services that provide everything you need to complete a project, from planning and design to implementation and support. With a full turnkey solution, you can avoid the hassle and risk of managing multiple vendors and processes, and instead rely on a single, trusted partner to deliver a seamless and efficient outcome.


Prototyping is a critical aspect of the design process that enables designers to explore, refine, and test different aspects of their product. By using prototypes, designers can identify and address potential issues before the final product is manufactured, reducing the risk of costly errors.


Our company provides a comprehensive range of machine repair and refurbishment services that offer a cost-effective alternative to purchasing new equipment. Our services encompass everything from enhancing original designs to upgrading electronic controls, and even completely rebuilding machines from the ground up. With our fully equipped workshop, we can undertake major refurbishment tasks with both speed and efficiency, ensuring that your machines are restored to peak performance as quickly as possible.


Our machine shop is equipped with a range of cutting-edge machining tools, including a lathe ranging from 1 to 5 meters, multiple milling machines, and a high-precision band saw. With our lathe, we can handle large-scale turning, drilling, and threading tasks with precision and efficiency, while our milling machines enable us to create complex shapes and features with high accuracy. The band saw provides us with the capability to cut through a wide range of materials with precision and speed. Our skilled machinists have extensive experience in working with a variety of materials, including metals, plastics, and composites, to meet your specific needs.

Category And Custom Mixers

Category and custom mixers are essential tools in a wide range of industries. Category mixers are pre-designed and optimized for specific applications, such as high-shear mixing, blending, or dispersing. They are available in a range of sizes and configurations to suit different needs. Custom mixers, on the other hand, are designed and built to meet specific requirements and applications.They can be tailored to meet unique performance, capacity, and processing needs.


Mixing Blades

Mixing blades are an essential component of mixing equipment used in a variety of industries. The design of an industrial mixing blade can vary depending on the specific application and the properties of the materials being mixed.

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Different Types Of Mixing

High Shear Mixer

In a distinct departure from convention, the high shear mixer operates within the realms of velocity, harnessing elevated speeds to manifest its blending prowess. This kinetic energy equips it with the ability to perform intricate processes such as emulsification, particle size reduction, and dispersion. Its utility finds profound resonance in industries that demand precision and homogeneity, such as the culinary domain, paper production, pulp manufacturing, and pharmaceuticals. Here, the high shear mixer stands as a maestro of controlled chaos, orchestrating the dance of particles and molecules to create harmonious blends that defy inconsistency.

In-line Mixer

Strategically positioned within the conduits of material flow, the in-line mixer represents an evolutionary leap in blending methodology. This avant-garde design seamlessly integrates the act of blending into the very trajectory of material movement. Through this harmonious coupling, the in-line mixer accomplishes the remarkable feat of processing substantial material volumes while demonstrating judicious energy consumption. This synergy results in consistent and efficient batch turnovers, further augmented by the duality of its categorization: static in-line mixers, characterized by their stationary contoured components, and dynamic in-line mixers, which ingeniously utilize high-speed rotating elements in concert with the intricate dynamics of pump pressure.

Paddle Mixer

The paddle mixer stands distinguished by the choreographed movement of substantial paddles, orchestrated to rotate harmoniously around a horizontal axis. This dynamic motion engenders a gentle yet decisive folding and intermingling of materials. The result is a meticulous and comprehensive amalgamation process that assures a uniform blend, delivering a consistency that meets the most exacting standards of product quality.

Static Mixer

A marvel of engineering ingenuity, the static mixer emerges as a paradox in motion, for it achieves its blending prowess without the reliance on mobile components. The mixer relies on flat, ribbon-like blades, strategically positioned within the mixing chamber to prompt the convergence of materials through precisely calibrated obstructions. The outcome is a symphony of material fusion, marked by a level of uniformity that bears testament to the eloquent simplicity of its blade arrangement. Beyond the artistic precision of its blending process, the static mixer boasts a hygienic profile and simplified maintenance regime, attributes bestowed by the unfettered elegance of its design.

Ribbon Blender

A tribute to the art of stationary innovation, the ribbon blender employs planar blades as stationary sentinels within its mixing chamber. These blades masterfully direct materials around them, prompting an intricate choreography of motion that culminates in thorough blending. This unique design philosophy, shared with its static peers, bequeaths the ribbon blender with facile cleaning procedures and the assurance of efficient mixing outcomes.


Embodying the essence of velocity and finesse, the emulsifier deploys a high-velocity modality to transcend the challenges posed by recalcitrant materials. With the strategic implementation of a perforated screen, this alchemical apparatus orchestrates the homogenization of materials that stubbornly resist conventional blending techniques. In its wake, a symmetrical blend emerges, marking a triumph over the forces of heterogeneity.

Industrial Mixer

Choreographing the ballet of blending on a grand scale, the industrial mixer assumes the form of expansive vats or tanks, poised to house substantial material volumes. Augmented by agitating blades, this orchestral contraption propels materials through a dynamic dance of forceful blending. The result is an expansive symphony of uniformity, even amidst the vastness of voluminous batches.

Batch Mixer

The batch mixer emerges as a refined solution catering to materials characterized by varied mixing intervals. This masterful apparatus embarks on its journey by accommodating a precise volume of material per batch. Upon the culmination of each blend, the mixer welcomes a fresh infusion of material, ensuring an unbroken continuum of blending excellence that gracefully adapts to the distinctive attributes of each material.


The agitator assumes its role as a vital orchestrator of blending for substances characterized by diminished viscosities. Positioned as a secondary procedure, it dances in tandem with primary processes to elevate the homogeneity of the mixture. It’s imperative to acknowledge that its effectiveness diminishes when confronted with materials of higher viscoelasticity, underscoring the importance of strategic utilization.

Portable Mixer

The portable mixer, an embodiment of mobility and adaptability, emerges as an indispensable tool for on-site blending imperatives. From construction sites to specialized industries, this agile mixing solution transcends spatial constraints. It manifests in two forms: those that can be mounted on vehicles, serving as in-transit mixers, and those that function as autonomous units, powered by electric sources. This versatility empowers a gamut of applications, ranging from small-scale concrete mixing to the fusion of diverse materials, all on the go.

Stand Mixer

Perched majestically atop its motor, the stand mixer represents the epitome of adaptability and design diversity. Its evolutionary spectrum encompasses a range of sizes, from compact 1-liter countertop iterations to commanding industrial variants exceeding 25 liters in capacity. Such versatility ensures its seamless integration across a panorama of settings, from domestic kitchens to industrial production facilities, where precision blending is an art form.

Drum Mixer

Tailored to the nuances of blending materials with diverse viscosities, the drum mixer unveils its artistry through the choreography of rotating liter-sized drums. This artful rotation ensures a cohesive and harmonious blending, even when the materials present a range of particle sizes and textures. The drum mixer is a study in versatility, effortlessly accommodating materials that span a spectrum of properties, all while maintaining its commitment to efficient blending.

Contact Us

4 Malbec Road, Blackheath, Cape Town


Tel: +27 21 905 6327

Business Hours:

Monday         7:30 –  17:00
Tuesday         7:30 –  17:00
Wednesday   7:30 –  17:00
Thursday       7:30 –  17:00
Friday             7:30 –  15:00


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