Continuous processors have a one-piece screw design that ensures the shafts and paddles form a smooth, seamless surface throughout the entire length of the mixing chamber. Machined in one solid piece from a single block of stainless steel, the proprietary, USDA-certified design eliminates the need for welds, fasteners and other connections that invite product buildup and harbor bacterial growth. The potential for product contamination is significantly limited while cleaning moves faster and with greater confidence than in batch processes. Custom-engineered and machined for each installation, the one-piece screw design also eliminates the potential risk of human error from rearranging the paddles to ensure the proper configuration is always intact. The sanitary processing system combines multiple liquid, dry and viscous materials to mix, blend, react, compound, crystallize or perform other processes in a single step for efficient processing.