If you are looking for the best Continuous Mixer for your commercial bakery, look no further than Exact Mixing. We can help you eliminate problems associated with batch mixing and produce a more consistent dough all day, every day.
Exact Mixing, a Reading Bakery Systems brand, is the leading supplier of Continuous Mixing Systems for the food industry. Our mixers include small bench-top systems designed for 100 kg/hour, to large systems that exceed 10,000 kg/hour.
How Batch Mixing and Continuous Mixing Compare
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 resulted in Continuous Mixing Systems that are very precise, 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 can also be done with a ribbon blender. Adding raw materials to a Continuous Mixer is more accurate than with a batch mixer in almost 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 a batch mixer. With a continuous mixer, all metering is done at the mixer itself. Metering directly at the mixer leads to greater accuracy, better automation, and a substantial cost savings over the long term.
- Mixing: Research has shown that Continuous Mixing eliminates the problems associated with batch cycles and produces a consistent product all day, every day. In terms of cost, at the lowest production rates (500 to 1500 pounds per hour), batch mixing is slightly less expensive than Continuous Mixing. 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 then need additional equipment to resize the batches. This costs time and causes 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 offers a full line of mixer models and sizes that will successfully mix a wide variety of baked and non-baked food products.
See a Continuous Mixing Demonstration
To see your products being mixed in a continuous process, visit our Reading Bakery Systems Science & Innovation Center in Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania, where pilot versions of all types of Exact Mixers are available along with an automated bulk handling system, a horizontal dry blender, gravimetric dry feeders and mass flow liquid systems.
Our team will demonstrate the many benefits of Continuous Mixing using your ingredients and know-how at a pilot-scale level and help you identify advantages such as greater consistency and reduced labor expenses. In addition, you will learn how Continuous Mixing can meet the challenges of food safety and energy efficiency.
To learn more about incorporating the best continuous mixer into your commercial bakery process, get in touch with Exact Mixing at (01) 610.693.5816 or contact us online.