If you are evaluating bakery processing equipment, such as Continuous Mixing Systems, look no further than Exact Mixing. Continuous Mixing produces more consistent dough and a more consistent finished product.
Exact Mixing, a Reading Bakery Systems brand, is the world’s most innovative developer of Continuous Mixing solutions. We are dedicated to solving complex mixing challenges for customers across the globe.
Virtually any product that can be made with a traditional batch mixer can be made on a Continuous Mixer, and Exact Mixing offers a variety of mixer models for different types of products. Production volumes range from 50 kg/hour to over 10,000 kg/hour, and your process can be accomplished in an almost employee-free environment, providing excellent cost savings and value.
Comparison of Batch Mixing and Continuous Mixing
Batch mixing has been around far longer than Continuous Mixing, but the development of better mixers, control systems, and metering devices over the past decade has produced Continuous Mixing Systems that are accurate, reliable, and easy to use and maintain, including for breads, cookies and crackers.
- Bulk delivery of materials: The delivery systems used to deliver bulk materials to the mixer are exactly the same for batch and continuous mixing. In general, they are brought from a source such as a silo or super sack unloader to the mixing receiver by pneumatic transfer. Manual additions are also possible in continuous mixing by using a ribbon blender. The difference is that adding raw materials to a continuous mixer is more accurate than with a batch mixer in nearly every case.
- Measuring of materials into the mixer: Additional weighing equipment and controls are often required to get the “proper size” batch of ingredients to the batch mixer. With a continuous mixer, all metering is done at the mixer itself. Metering directly at the mixer leads to more automation, greater accuracy, and a significant cost savings over the long term.
- Mixing: Studies have shown that continuous mixing eliminates the problems associated with batch cycles and produces a consistent product all day, every day. In terms of cost, batch mixing is slightly less expensive than continuous mixing at the lowest production rates (500 to 1500 pounds per hour). At higher rates, continuous mixing is less expensive, and the savings increase as production rates increase.
- Dough leaves mixer in usable size loaves: Batch mixers make large “batches” of dough. Manufacturers need additional equipment to resize the batches. This can cause time delays and unnecessary exposure to the environment where contamination can occur. Continuous mixers produce a continuous stream of dough that can be sliced automatically into loaves by the mixer.
Exact Mixing Continuous Mixers are designed using Loss-in-Weight technology – the most accurate feeding technology available. And all metering and mixing procedures are monitored and initiated by the control system so the operator can confirm and modify as needed.
Production volumes for our Continuous Mixers range from 50 kg/hour to over 10,000 kg/hour, and they can be operated in an almost employee-free environment to increase cost savings and value.
If you have considered replacing your bakery processing equipment and are looking for an industrial mixer, discover the advantages of Continuous Mixing and its ability to improve your products and process. Call Exact Mixing at (01) 610-693-5816 or click here to contact us online.