Maintaining profitability in a commercial bakery can be challenging, especially with the ongoing pressure of inflation. The answer is to install continuous mixers designed and manufactured by Exact Mixing. Explore how automation enables commercial bakeries to increase production efficiency and reduce costs.
How Does the Continuous Mixing Process Improve Production Efficiency?
The traditional commercial bakery process for manufacturing dough involves four steps and requires workers to monitor the ingredient delivery, measuring, mixing, and development stages. However, with fully automated continuous mixers from Exact Mixing, workers can be reassigned to other tasks. Automating the dough production process reduces the cost of labor and boosts the bakery’s bottom line.
In addition to reducing labor costs, automated continuous mixers improve production efficiency by accurately measuring ingredients. With Exact Mixing’s fully automated continuous mixers, ingredients are measured precisely, resulting in a dough that is consistent in size, shape, and texture. This accuracy also helps reduce food waste, further increasing the efficiency of your bakery.
What Are the 5 Exact Mixing Continuous Mixer Models?
Each of the five Exact Mixing continuous mixing models leverages the power of automation to increase production efficiency.
When your cookie dough or other application calls for a two-stage mixing process, the perfect solution is the LDX Continuous Mixer. This mixer offers dough production rates up to 9,000 kg/hour.
designed for mixing highly developed dough at low temperatures, the Exact HDX or High Development Continuous Mixer is well-suited to buns, bread, rolls, English muffins, tortillas, and other ultra-high-absorption products. It offers dough production rates from 1,500 to 10,000 kg/hour.
The Exact MX Continuous Mixer is suitable for many products such as pizza, cookies, snacks, muffins, batters, icings, and pastes and is our most versatile mixer. Dough production rates range from 500 to 6,000 kg/hour.
The Exact EX Continuous Mixer is ideal for uniformly mixing products with various dough moisture levels. It gently kneads low-absorption dough for cookies, crackers, pretzels, bagels, and high-absorption bun, bread, and pizza dough. Dough production rates range from 50 to 10,000 kg/hour.
Use the FX Continuous Mixer for hydroscopic powders and other low-moisture mixtures. The high-intensity mixer can be used for corn-, potato-, and rice-based products, and specialty baked snacks, such as fabricated potato chips. Dough production rates range from 100 to 1,250 kg/hour.
See the Mixers in Action
To assess which equipment may suit your products, work with the team in the Reading Bakery Systems Science & Innovation Center.
The R&D facility is fully equipped and licensed for product development and testing. It showcases pilot versions of all Exact Mixers, gravimetric dry feeders, and an automated bulk handling system. Additionally, we have a horizontal dry blender, mass flow liquid systems, and complete processing lines capable of producing a wide assortment of snack food products.
Learn more about how automation enables bakeries to increase efficiency by calling the Exact Mixing headquarters at 610-693-5816 or submitting the online Contact form.