Exact Mixing offers the most advanced commercial mixing equipment for bread manufacturing. With our Continuous Mixers and our expertise, we can help you improve consistency, reduce labor, cut costs, and simplify your mixing process.
For 27 years, Exact Mixing has delivered innovative Continuous Mixing solutions to a growing number of customers and industries. We offer a full line of mixer models and sizes with production volumes that range from 50 kg/hour to over 10,000 kg/hour and will successfully mix a wide variety of food products, including bread, buns and rolls.
HDX or High Development Continuous Mixer
The Exact Mixing HDX or High Development Continuous Mixer is specifically designed to make highly developed dough at low temperatures and is an excellent choice for ultra-high absorption doughs, such as buns, breads, rolls, English muffins and similar products. The HDX mixer offers dough production rates from 1,500 to 10,000 kg/hour.
About the Continuous Mixing Process
In the Continuous Mixing process, bulk delivery, metering, mixing and dough handling are a consistent, uninterrupted process. Metering systems are designed for accuracies of ±0.25% or better, and products with very low to very high dough moisture levels are uniformly mixed without generating excessive heat.
Dry Materials Handling: Dry ingredients can be introduced to the system in several ways. The most common methods include ingredients from a silo, a bulk bag, or a dumping station for smaller containers. Addition of ingredients can be completely manual, automated, or somewhere in between.
Materials Blending: Dry minor ingredients are often blended in advance to improve consistency, add system flexibility, and reduce costs. Flour may or may not pass through the blender depending upon the usage rate. Micro ingredients are sometimes added directly to the blender to ensure proper distribution.
Liquid Materials Handling: Small tanks near the mixer serve as the liquid supply to the metering system. These tanks are included in the system to optimize the liquid metering system. Refilling the tanks is automatic.
Dry Materials Metering: Exact Mixing Systems are designed with gravimetric, Loss-in-Weight technology, which provides precise, uninterrupted dry ingredient metering to the Mixer. The Loss-In-Weight feeder receives a set point from the system recipe control. The actual process value is returned to the system recipe control from the Loss-In-Weight feeder. The two values (set point and actual value) are constantly compared and recorded. Most often the two values are the same, but if there is a difference, the system alarms the operator to investigate.
Liquid Metering: Liquid ingredients are metered with the use of metering pumps, flow meters and closed loop controls. Like with Dry Metering, the two values (set point and actual value) are constantly compared and recorded. The two values are most often the same but, if there is a difference, the system alarms the operator to investigate. Depending on the ingredient needs, the liquid systems can be jacketed for heating or cooling.
If you would like to see your bread dough being mixed in a continuous process, we encourage you to visit our Science & Innovation Center in Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania.
Consider commercial mixing equipment from Exact Mixing to improve your bread manufacturing process. Call us in the USA at (01) 610-693-5816 or contact us online for more information.