When you start to look for ways to trim costs while delivering the right amount of dough to your customers, have you considered moving away from traditional batch mixing to using continuous mixing equipment that addresses all your production needs? For decades, batch mixing set the production standards for industrial bakeries. In 1994, Exact Mixing started to offer commercial mixers and kneaders for commercial bakeries that followed a much different mixing process.
Fourteen years later, Reading Bakery Systems brought Exact Mixing into its family, which provided us with plenty of capital to grow our research and discovery program. Since 2008, Exact Mixing has rapidly expanded operations to reach commercial bakeries located as far away as Japan and India
Our mission continues to be helping industrial bakeries simplify the commercial mixing process by eliminating the hurdles presented by batch mixing.
How Do Continuous and Batch Mixing Differ?
Batch mixing represents a process that requires all the ingredients for a single batch to be loaded at one time or through the unfolding of a defined sequence of events. The production order then mixes and discharges from a batch mixer before an operator can load a second batch for processing. Batch mixing takes a considerable amount of time, which can result in inconsistent quality among the batches processed during a shift.
Continuous mixing constantly measures ingredients directly into a mixing chamber, which produces a steady flow of mixed dough according to your production specifications. The mixed product exits the mixing chamber as easily manageable dough that is ready for packaging and distribution. Continuous mixing delivers a final product that consists of balanced dough hydration, as well as a more thorough incorporation of ingredients and the elimination of different dough textures.
What Are the Advantages of Continuous Mixing Over Batch Mixing?
The commercial mixers and kneaders offered by Exact Mixing that follow the continuous mixing process offer several advantages for your commercial bakery. Full automation during every step of the mixing process reduces the need for manual labor to move the ingredients through a mixer. The result is lower labor costs, which increases your commercial bakery’s profit margin. Automation also ensures much more accurate delivery of ingredients to produce consistent dough your customers can count on for every production order.
Exact Mixing offers a versatile line of continuous mixers that produce dough for a wide variety of baked goods. You can use one of our models in the early morning to make fresh dough for pastries, and then turn around in the afternoon to complete a production order for salty snacks, such as chips and pretzels. The dough produced from one of our continuous mixers is not susceptible to contamination caused by storage at room temperature. Our self-monitoring and self-correcting continuous mixing process eliminates the mistakes that lead to a lower-quality product.
Exact Mixing Provides Comprehensive Support
Changing from the batch mixing method to using commercial mixers and kneaders for commercial bakeries that follow the continuous mixing model might seem like a difficult journey. However, Exact Mixing provides industry-leading customer support to ensure your commercial bakery is ready to use our popular equipment on the day you receive your first set of continuous mixers.
Learn more about the commercial mixers and kneaders Exact Mixing has to offer commercial bakeries by submitting the contact form or by calling our headquarters at 610-693-5816.