Are you evaluating planetary mixers vs Continuous Mixers for your commercial bakery? Exact Mixing can help you make an educated decision on which type of mixing equipment may better suit your needs.
Exact Mixing, a Reading Bakery Systems brand, is a leading manufacturer of Continuous Mixing equipment. With our equipment and expertise, we can help you reduce labor, cut costs, improve consistency and simplify your mixing process.
For more than 25 years, we have developed Continuous Mixing systems that are ideal for the baked snack, cookie, cracker, sweet goods, pizza, tortilla, granola, and bread and buns industries. We also offer Continuous Mixing solutions for non-bakery items, such as protein bars, peanut butter, icing, and pet treats.
Planetary Mixer: Named for the way the mixers revolve around the center of the bowl like a planet around the sun, the bowl of the planetary mixer stays in place while blades rotate rapidly around individual shafts and a center axis.
These “all-purpose” mixers typically come with removable whip, beater, and hook attachments that increase their versatility. Planetary mixers can help you prepare a wide range of food products, from icings and mashed potatoes to cookie, pizza, and bread doughs.
- Designed for intensive mixing
- Dough is less airy
- Difficulty keeping dough temperature low
- Mixing level from top to bottom may not be uniform
- Some areas of dough batch may be underdeveloped
If your goal is solely to produce pizza dough, artisan breads, or baked goods, an Exact Mixing Continuous Mixer may be the tool for you!
Continuous Mixer: Continuous Mixing is the process of continuously metering ingredients directly into the mixing chamber and generating a continuous stream of mixed product at the exit of the mixer. The mixing may be done in stages to ensure proper incorporation of all ingredients. Metering systems are designed for accuracies of ±0.25% or better.
Products with dough moisture levels that range from very low to very high can be uniformly mixed in the Continuous Mixer without generating excessive heat. Dough is discharged from the mixer in a constant stream instead of in one large batch every 10 to 15 minutes.
- Consistent weight, size and texture of finished product
- Even dough hydration
- Better integration of minor ingredients
- One mixer can feed multiple lines
- Automated self-monitoring and self-correcting system
- Requires less labor and energy than batch mixing
- Improves food safety; eliminates chance of contamination
- Achieve verifiable kill temperatures (pet foods)
- Investment costs are higher than for other mixers
Continuous Mixer Models
Exact Mixing offers a variety of mixer models for different types of products. Production volumes range from 50 kg/hour to over 10,000 kg/hour. This can be accomplished in an almost employee-free environment, which increases cost savings and value.
Try our Continuous Mixing Calculator to explore whether planetary mixers or Continuous Mixers would be a good fit for your industrial bakery. Call our Robesonia, Pennsylvania headquarters at (01) 610-693-5816 or contact us online. We will help you make an informed decision.