Exact Mixing specializes in the manufacture of Exact Continuous Mixing Systems for the bakery industry. We can help you reduce labor, cut costs, improve consistency, and simplify your mixing process.
Exact Mixing, a Reading Bakery Systems brand, is the leading supplier of Continuous Mixing Systems for the food industry. For 25 years, we have been solving complex mixing challenges for customers across the globe, enabling them to eliminate the problems associated with batch mixing and produce consistent products all day, every day.
What is the Difference Between Batch and Continuous Mixing?
Batch mixing is a process in which the ingredients for one batch are loaded (either at once or in a pre-defined sequence), mixed, and discharged from the mixer before another batch is introduced.
Continuous Mixing, on the other hand, 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 all ingredients are properly incorporated.
What Products Can Be Made with a Continuous Mixer?
Almost any product that can be made with a batch mixer can be made on a Continuous Mixer. No single type of batch mixer is ideal for all products, and the same is true for continuous mixers. This is why Exact Mixing offers a range of continuous mixer models. They include:
- Exact MX Continuous Mixer is our most versatile mixer and is suitable for a wide range of products including cookies, snacks, batters, icings, pretzels, pizza and pastes. This mixer offers dough production rates up to 8,000 kg/hour.
- Exact EX Continuous Mixer is an excellent choice for low-absorption, stiff, wheat-based doughs, such as crackers, sweet goods and all but the lowest viscosity powder/liquid mixtures. This mixer offers dough production rates up to 7,500 kg/hour.
- Exact HDX Continuous Mixer is well-suited to ultra-high absorption doughs for buns, breads, English muffins and similar products. This mixer offers dough production rates from 1,500 to 10,000 kg/hour.
- Exact FX Continuous Mixer is a high-intensity mixer that can be used to produce potato-, corn- and rice-based products and is ideal for hydroscopic powders, such as potato flakes used to make fabricated potato chips, or any other low moisture mixtures. This mixer offers dough production rates from 100 to 1,250 kg/hour.
What is the Cost of a Continuous Mixing System?
Continuous mixing systems are almost always higher in cost initially than batch mixers. This is because the raw materials that enter the continuous mixer have to be metered, which requires ingredient feeders. On the other hand, cost of operation and ownership is almost always less expensive with continuous mixing. Continuous mixing payback opportunities come from increased yield, increased throughput, increased consistency, reduced manpower, reduced downstream handling equipment, and reduced energy.
Try our Continuous Mixing Calculator to find out if your process is a good fit for continuous mixing.
To learn more about Continuous Mixing for the bakery industry and how we can help improve your mixing process, please call us at (01) 610.693.5816 or contact us today.