Discover the benefits of Exact Mixing’s unrivaled range of commercial mixing equipment and explore how Continuous Mixing can improve your products and process and reduce costs.
Exact Mixing, a Reading Bakery Systems brand, is the leading manufacturer of Continuous Mixing Systems for the food industry. Since 1994, we have solved complex mixing challenges for customers worldwide and have installed more than 100 Continuous Mixers.
Our complete line of mixer models and sizes will successfully mix a wide range of food products. Continuous Mixing is now a proven solution in the pretzel, chip, baked snack, pastry, sweet goods, cookie, cracker, bars, pizza, tortilla, pet treat, and bread and bun industries.
What is Continuous Mixing?
There are four primary operations in the mixing process:
- Delivering bulk ingredients (typically flour) to the mixing area;
- Measuring the ingredients placed in the mixer;
- Mixing the ingredients into a dough;
- Handling the dough as it exits the mixer.
The batch mixing process typically treats these four operations separately. On the other hand, Continuous Mixing integrates all four functions into a single, streamlined process so that bulk delivery, metering, mixing, and dough handling become a consistent, uninterrupted process.
Continuous Mixing metering systems are designed for accuracies of ±0.25% or better. Products with very low to very high dough moisture levels are uniformly mixed without generating excessive heat. The dough is discharged from the mixer in a constant stream instead of in one large batch every 10 to 15 minutes.
Exact Continuous Mixer Models
Exact Mixing offers a line of mixer models and sizes that will successfully mix a wide variety of food products:
EX Continuous Mixer – Ideal for wheat-based products such as sweet goods, crackers, and well-suited for all but the lowest viscosity powder/liquid mixtures; designed to uniformly mix products where dough moisture levels range from dough very low to very high. The dough is gently mixed and developed without generating excessive heat.
HDX Continuous Mixer – This mixer is designed for buns, bread, English muffins, and similar products, and specifically for manufacturing highly developed dough at low temperatures. All ingredients are first mixed into a uniform mass with a twin-screw mixer. In a separate section, the dough is kneaded to the proper development level with a single-screw mixer.
MX Continuous Mixer – Our most versatile mixer is well suited for a wide variety of products, including cookies, snacks, batters, icings, pretzels, pizza, and pastes. It is also an ideal first-stage mixer for processes that require creme-up and pre-blend stages.
FX Continuous Mixer – Perfect for hydroscopic powders, such as potato flakes used to make fabricated potato chips and other low moisture mixtures, this mixer distributes small amounts of moisture evenly into large quantities of powder by lifting the powder into atomized liquids.
LDX Continuous Mixer – This mixer is ideal for cookies and other applications where ingredients are blended before the flour is added. All ingredients except flour are combined in the crème-up stage, and special mixing elements cut the fat into the other ingredients. The flour is added before the development stage, where the final dough is created.
As you assess commercial mixing equipment, discover the tremendous benefits of Exact Mixing’s Continuous Mixers. Call our Robesonia, Pennsylvania headquarters at (01) 610-693-5816 or contact us online to learn more.