As leading manufacturers of industrial mixers, Exact Mixing has now developed Continuous Mixing equipment for cracker production lines. Our Continuous Mixers can handle many different types of dough with production volumes ranging from 50 kg/hour to over 10,000 kg/hour.
Exact Mixing, a Reading Bakery Systems brand, is the leading supplier of Continuous Mixing Systems for the food industry. For 25 years, we have developed continuous mixing systems that are ideal for the baked cracker, cookie, snack, sweet goods, pizza, tortilla, pet treat 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.
About Continuous Mixing
Mixing involves four key 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 key operations are often designed and implemented separately. Continuous Mixing, on the other hand, integrates all four operations into a single, streamlined process.
Bulk delivery, metering, mixing and dough handling become a consistent, uninterrupted process. 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. Dough is discharged from the mixer in a constant stream instead of in one large batch every 10 to 15 minutes.
Continuous mixing is not the right choice for every application, but neither is batch mixing. If you currently have several batch mixers feeding one large production line, we can help you decide if Continuous Mixing could improve your process.
Continuous Mixing for Crackers
The Exact EX Continuous Mixer is designed to uniformly mix products with very low to very high dough moisture levels. Dough is gently mixed and developed without generating excessive heat. Low moisture, stiff products are easily mixed. The thorough mixing action quickly develops a mass and evenly blends leavening agents into the dough for a uniform piece size after the oven.
The EX Mixer is ideal for wheat-based products such as crackers, pretzels, pizza, sweet goods, as well as for all but the lowest viscosity powder/liquid mixtures and offers dough production rates from 50 to 10,000 kg/hour. Mixer production rates are dependent on the amount of moisture in the formulation, level of development required, temperature and other factors.
The Mixer System can be arranged in different configurations, based on your available space. For factories with lower ceiling heights, we also offer a low-profile design.
If your cracker production line could benefit from Continuous Mixing equipment, explore the benefits of Exact Mixing’s unequaled range of mixers and explore how they can improve your snack crackers, graham crackers, saltines, and other baked snacks. Call our Robesonia, Pennsylvania headquarters at (01) 610-693-5816 or contact us online.