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Famag IM-50 Spiral Dough Mixer

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  • Spiral mixing action
  • Gentle, low-oxidation kneading
  • Doesn't heat dough
  • Integrated dough breaker bar
  • Power rotating bowl
  • 56 qt. (53 liter) capacity
  • Wide 11 to 110 lb. (5 to 50 kg) batch range
  • High torque industrial motor
  • Chain overhead drive
  • Dual-belt final drive
  • Stainless food-contact parts
  • Infinite variable speed from 110-270 RPM
  • 60 minute timer
  • Durable powder coat finishes
  • Quiet operation
  • Made in Italy
  • Buy Now, Pay Later option through PayPal


Famag IM-50 Spiral Dough Mixer

Italian-made Famag spiral mixers are world renowned for strength, quality, and outstanding baking results. Now they’re available in the U.S. for the first time, with industrial-duty motors designed specifically for U.S. voltage. As Famag's exclusive importer, Pleasant Hill Grain is proud to offer these high performance mixers!

Engineered expressly for ideal dough-mixing and kneading results, Famag spiral mixers feature a spiral agitator that remains stationary while the bowl rotates, bringing the dough to the stainless steel dough hook with each revolution. This action is exceptionally thorough and uniform, while avoiding both overworking and overheating of the dough. The spiral dough hook on the IM-50 operates at 110-270 RPM. Click here for the approximate RPM at each speed.

Thanks to the spiral hook’s action, mixtures that overtax other designs—such as pizza or bagel dough—are handled easily, quickly and efficiently in the Famag spiral dough mixer. Doughs of all kinds, from heavy to high-hydration artisan doughs, come out smooth, silky and perfectly developed.

  • “I have found no fault with Pleasant Hill in any way; you're a wonderful resource. Bravo!”

    – Ralph Earnest, TX

Famag mixers feature a heavy duty chain overhead drive, with a high torque dual-belt final drive. FAG sealed industrial ball bearings are used for exceptionally long life. Construction is robust throughout, as attested to by the mixer’s substantial 308 lb. weight. Epoxy powder coating over a steel cabinet protects the handsome appearance of your Famag mixer.

Famag's IM-50 mixes and kneads up to 110 lbs. (50 kg) of dough at 60% hydration (or more at a higher hydration), but also handles batches as small as 11 lbs. (5 kg) equally as well. In terms of flour capacity, this is 72.7 lbs. (33 kg) down to 7.7 lbs. (3.5 kg). Capacity of the stainless steel bowl is 56 quarts (53 liters). 

  1. Heavier doughs can be mixed when the hydration level is higher than the 60% hydration formulas listed above.
  2. The flour used for these capacity tests was 00 durum wheat flour.

Famag Mixer Capacities at 50-60% Hydration

  Flour Total Weight
IM-5 6.6 lbs / 3 kg 11 lbs. / 5 kg
IM-8 11 lbs / 5 kg 17.6 lbs. / 8 kg
IM-10 15.4 lbs / 7 kg 23 lbs. / 10.5 kg
IM-15 17.6 lbs / 8 kg 26 lbs. / 12 kg
IM-20 26.4 lbs / 12 kg 39.6 lbs. / 18 kg
IM-30 37 lbs / 17 kg  66 lbs. / 30 kg
IM-40 55 lbs / 25 kg 83 lbs. / 38 kg
IM-50 72.7 lbs / 33 kg 110 lbs. / 50 kg

Speed Based on Hydration

Variable speed mixers have a speed dial marked from 1-10. For normal dough with a hydration of 55-65%, the mixer can be operated at speeds 1 through 5. With 65-75% hydration, at speeds 1 through 6-7, and with dough over 75% hydration, at speeds 1 through 8-10. These are general guidelines, as dough characteristics vary. If mixing dough that's less than 60% hydration, it's recommend to only fill the bowl to 50% capacity, and mix for only 10 minutes at a time; judgment must be exercised in any case, to avoid kneading dough so dry it’s outside of normal baking parameters, regardless of the hydration numbers. With dough over 60% hydration, dough can be mixed for up to 20-25 minutes before the mixer should be turned off for about 40 minutes.

Whether you’re a commercial user or a dedicated home enthusiast who appreciates the worth of old-world quality, Famag offers exceptional value as well as performance. While being competitively priced, Famag mixers are built by a company committed to higher standards—a commitment backed by a one year warranty covering both home and commercial use.

As a gourmet chef at home, or at work, the Famag spiral dough mixer will quickly take its place as your trusted culinary partner. Order yours today and see just how much you’ve been missing!

The Famag IM-50 is available in Arctic White or Dark Silver colors. Dark Silver has a pearl finish that has a subtle pearlescent luster.

1. Based on 60% hydration dough.
For more details see the specs tab, above.

Famag IM-50 Spiral Mixer

Bowl Capacity 56 Q (53 L)
Bowl Dimensions (Inside dia. x H) 19.6" x 11.8"
Dough Capacity1 11 to 110 lbs. (5 to 50 kg)
Flour Capacity1 7.7 to 72.7 lbs. (3.5 to 33 kg)
Industrial Motor 230V, 2200W, 1PH
Dimensions: (W x D x H) 35.8" x 21.3" x 31.5"
Weight 308 lbs.
Lowest Speed Hook 110 RPM, Bowl 12.2 RPM
Highest Speed Hook 270 RPM, Bowl 30 RPM
Speed Control Infinitely variable
Timer 60 minutes
Kneading Head Lifts Up No
Removable Bowl No
Warranty 1 year home or commercial

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This product is made in Italy!

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The Famag IM-50 kneads up to 110 lbs. dough, making it an ideal mixer for bakeries making bread and pizza!

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Manufacturer Part NumberIM-50
DepthFacing control panel, w/bowl: 35.8"
Height31.5" including wheels
Product Weight (lbs.)308 lb.
Bowl Dimensions (Dia. x H)19.6" x 11.8"
Bowl MaterialStainless steel
Capacity (volume)53L
Dough Capacity11 to 110 lbs. (5 to 50 kg)
Flour Capacity7.7 to 72.7 lbs. (3.5 to 33 kg)
RPMSlowest: Hook 110, Bowl 12.2 / Top speed: Hook 270, Bowl 30
Horsepower3 HP
Volts AC230
Cord Length70"
Cord-End Plug20 Amp (NEMA 6-20P)
Commercial WarrantyYes
Warranty Length1 year home or commercial
Country of ManufactureItaly
Freight ShippedYes

Use & Care

Famag professional dough mixers require periodic inspection and adjustments of drive belt and chain tension. Details are provided in the manual.


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