A complete Exact Mixing Continuous Mixing System includes the mixer, blender, materials handling and ingredients metering, as well as the control system that monitors and distributes product between them. Discover Continuous Mixing technology and learn how it can help you improve your process and the consistency of your products.
Exact Mixing, a Reading Bakery Systems brand, is the leading supplier of Continuous Mixing Systems for the food industry. Since 1994, we have solved complex mixing challenges for customers across the globe, enabling them to eliminate the problems associated with batch mixing and produce a consistent product all day, every day.
Exact Mixing joined Reading Bakery Systems in 2008 and continues to bring innovative solutions to a growing number of customers and industries. Our mixers are now engineered and manufactured at the main Reading Bakery Systems facility in Robesonia, Pennsylvania.
Continuous Mixing Technology
Industrial mixing consists of four primary operations:
- Delivering bulk ingredients (typically flour) to the mixing area
- Measuring ingredients placed in the mixer
- Mixing the ingredients into a dough
- Handling the dough as it exits the mixer.
In a batch mixing process, these four operations are often treated, designed and implemented separately. The bulk delivery system measures the flour. Measuring other ingredients is often done by employees or systems designed to deliver ingredients quickly but not necessarily accurately. Mixing is somewhat inflexible, typically allowing only for time and speed adjustments. When the dough exits the mixer in a large batch, it requires extra time to process.
Continuous Mixing, in contrast, integrates all four operations into a single process. Bulk delivery, metering, mixing and dough handling become a cohesive, uninterrupted process. Metering systems are accurate and designed for accuracies of ±0.25% or better. Products with dough moisture levels that range from very low to very high are uniformly mixed without generating excessive heat. Dough is discharged from the mixer in a constant stream rather than in one large batch every 10 to 15 minutes.
The Exact Mixing Hydrobond Technology brings liquids and a dry ingredient stream (typically flour) together quickly, with little temperature gain. It can be used with a continuous mixer to make the mixing process more efficient or with a pre-hydration system to mix flour, minors and water directly into a brew holding tank. This system speeds up the continuous process, allowing for the use of a shorter mixer, which means a smaller footprint, lower equipment costs, and lower energy costs.
Try our Continuous Mixing Calculator to explore whether your process is a good fit for continuous mixing. Exact Mixing offers a variety of mixer models to mix different types of products successfully with production volumes that range from 50 kg/hour to over 10,000 kg/hour.
If you would like more information about continuous mixing technology or are interested in how your products can be mixed in a continuous process, get in touch with Exact Mixing at (01) 610.693.5816 or contact us online.