How can industrial bakeries improve their production lines? It is a question that keeps you up at night. How do you get more out of less? In other words, is there a solution for your industrial bakery that helps you increase productivity without spending more money to achieve the often-elusive goal?
Before 1994, industrial bakeries had to rely on the batch mixing method for blending the ingredients used to form a wide variety of dough to create baked goods. Although it’s a reliable dough-mixing method, batch mixing has a competitor that has provided superior performance for over 25 years.
What is Continuous Mixing?
As with batch mixing, the continuous mixing process has four primary stages.
- 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 implemented separately. Continuous Mixing, on the other hand, integrates all four functions into a single, streamlined process.
When you install a continuous mixing system, none of the four mixing stages requires employees to monitor the mixing system. This level of automation lowers food, labor, and energy costs.
The fully automated bulk delivery, measuring, and blending of ingredients creates a much more consistent product in terms of size, weight, and texture. The system calibrates the measurement of ingredients, deviating no more than 0.25 percent from what a recipe requires for processing. In addition, you can adjust the settings to account for different moisture levels, a necessity for industrial bakeries that generate different types of dough for baked goods.
Exact Mixing Continuous Mixer Models
Exact Mixing offers five models of continuous mixers that improve the production lines of industrial bakeries.
The LDX model is the model to install if your recipe calls for combining all ingredients except flour in the creme-up stage. Our engineers designed this continuous mixer to produce various cookies and similar applications.
For dough recipes such as buns, bread, and rolls, the HDX Continuous Mixer enables you to increase production rates without generating excessive heat while thoroughly blending each ingredient.
The FX Continuous Mixer is designed to distribute small amounts of moisture evenly into large quantities of powder, such as the dehydrated potato flakes used to produce fabricated potato chips and other low-moisture mixtures.
Versatility defines the MX Continuous Mier, as it can create a wide variety of dough recipes, including the dough used to form baked goods like snacks, pretzels, and pizza crusts.
Used for creating wheat-based snacks like crackers, the EX Continuous Mixer blends dough that works with the lowest liquid mixtures and viscosity powders.
Discover how industrial bakeries improve their production lines with Exact Mixing continuous mixers by submitting the short form or calling 610-693-5816.