Like other businesses in the food production industry, commercial bakeries walk a fine line between generating a profit and falling into a financial hole. From the rising cost of ingredients to a decrease in revenue caused by losing one or more clients, commercial bakeries have to find ways every day to squeeze the most out of every operating dollar. One of the most effective ways is for commercial bakeries to benefit from the efficiency gains through continuous mixing.
Adopting the continuous mixing method for your commercial bakery can help your business increase sales while minimizing costs. Introduced in 1994 by Exact Mixing, the continuous mixing process provides commercial and industrial bakeries with a much more efficient method for producing a wide variety of dough recipes for baked goods. Backed by the financial and logistical support of our parent company, Reading Bakery Systems, Exact Mixing offers a line of continuous mixers that address virtually every type of dough production need.
The clamshell design of the Exact Mixing line of continuous mixers makes it much easier to clean and sanitize the equipment after every batch of dough leaves the system. Our mixers produce a finished product that is consistent in size, weight, and texture. This means your customers can expect the same high-quality product every time they receive a production order. As a result of the unique clamshell design, your bakery can dramatically improve its food safety practices by eliminating the chance of contamination.
What Efficiency Gains Can I Expect From Continuous Mixers?
One of the most significant benefits of using continuous mixers for your commercial or industrial bakery concerns enhanced efficiency throughout your operation. Your bakery benefits from higher production rates from just one mixer because you need only one mixer to feed multiple lines in the continuous mixing process. The engineers at Exact Mixing have created an automated self-correcting system that reduces the labor you need to monitor the production of different batches. Automation also helps your business reduce energy costs, which have skyrocketed since March 2020 at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Another type of enhanced efficiency involves labor costs. The user-friendly interface control panel and easy-to-follow operational instructions dramatically simplify the employee training process. This includes learning how to make the fast and seamless changeovers that allow your commercial or industrial bakery to complete different production orders during the same shift. With the ability to feed dough ingredients constantly into a continuous mixer, your commercial bakery increases yields to meet large production requests.
Get a Close Look at Exact Mixing Continuous Mixers
At Exact Mixing, we encourage every potential new customer to visit our Science & Innovation Center to view in person how each continuous mixer model operates. We have dedicated a large area of the Science & Innovation Center to feature all continuous mixer models. You also have the opportunity to watch in-plant demonstrations.
Our Science & Innovation Center includes a horizontal dry blender, gravimetric dry feeders, mass flow liquid systems, and an automated bulk handling system to mimic how our continuous mixers operate in the field. Potential customers and current customers looking to optimize the benefits of using continuous mixers can work with our team of engineers to test different machines and dough processing techniques.
Get Started Today
Industrial bakeries operate on razor-thin budgets that have become much tighter because of supply chain disruptions and having to pay higher wages to attract qualified workers. Discover how your commercial bakery can reap the benefits of efficiency gains through adopting the continuous mixing method by calling Exact Mixing at 610-693-5816 or submitting the short Contact form on our website.