Batch mixing may be popular but is not always the most practical solution for your commercial bakery. With Exact Mixing’s equipment and expertise, we can help you simplify your mixing process, improve the consistency of your baked goods, reduce labor, and cut costs.
Exact Mixing joined Reading Bakery Systems in 2008 and has supplied Continuous Mixing Systems to the food industry since 1994. We have solved complex mixing challenges for customers across the globe, enabling them to eliminate problems associated with batch mixing and produce a consistent product all day, every day.
Exact Mixing continues to bring innovative solutions to a growing number of customers and industries. Our mixers are now engineered and manufactured at the main Reading Bakery Systems facility in Robesonia, Pennsylvania, USA.
About Industrial Mixing
Industrial mixing involves four main operations:
- Delivering bulk ingredients to the mixing area (e.g., flour);
- Measuring ingredients placed in the mixer;
- Mixing the ingredients into a dough;
- Handling the dough as it exits the mixer.
In the batch mixing process, these four operations are generally handled as separate steps, and one batch is made and finished before the other is started. This means that each batch can produce different, and sometimes undesirable, results.
The main advantage of batch mixing is its flexibility. You can make small batches, if necessary, and it is easy to make slight variations in your products from batch to batch. Batch mixers are usually less expensive than Continuous Mixers in the short-term, but making your product may require more labor.
Consider Continuous Mixing
Almost 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 to mix different types of products successfully. 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, increasing cost savings and value.
Continuous mixers generally involve a higher initial investment cost, but there are many long-term advantages. Continuous Mixing provides you with exceptional scaling accuracy due to the high-tech metering systems for dry and liquid ingredients.
You will also enjoy a more consistent product quality without dough variations. Our mixers are also self-monitoring and self-correcting, so once the process is running, it will continue running without bowl cleaning and other work in between. Also, due to less human intervention and the closed construction of the equipment, there are few chances for product contamination.
To learn more about batch mixing vs Continuous Mixing and find out which one may be best for your process, get in touch with Exact Mixing at (01) 610.693.5816 or contact us online.