Commercial bakeries face many obstacles during the dough-mixing process. The obstacles increased during the COVID-19 pandemic, when production orders significantly dropped, while supply chain disruptions became the new normal for the world economy. Bakeries that used continuous mixers to create the dough to form baked goods did a much better job surviving the economic turmoil generated by the pandemic. One of the essential reasons bakeries survived the pandemic by using continuous mixers is that the dough-blending machines designed and manufactured by Exact Mixing incorporate technology into each mixer that accurately measures moisture to blend with dry ingredients.
Our proprietary Hydrobond Technology adds dry ingredients to blend dough between the turning shaft and housing wall. Our engineers devised a dough-blending system that attaches blades to the outside of the turning shaft, which separates dry ingredients into small particles that blend with moisture to develop uniformly hydrated dough recipes. Moisture moves quickly through small holes located near the bottom of a continuous mixer. The turning shaft spreads moisture over an evenly created plane to mix with dry ingredients at temperatures that do not generate too much heat. Separated dry ingredient particles then drop through the evenly developed plane for processing to the next stage of the continuous mixing system.
Commercial bakeries that install our line of continuous mixers benefit from Hydrobond Technology because it saves time processing dry and wet ingredients and creates an evenly hydrated dough that remains consistent in size, shape, weight, and texture.
What Are the Other Advantages of Using Continuous Mixers?
Incorporating Hydrobond Technology is just one of the many benefits continuous mixers deliver. Unlike batch mixers, our continuous mixers constantly measure and feed ingredients into the mixing chamber, resulting in much higher production volumes. Four distinct stages combine into one seamless dough-blending system that does not endure any interruptions. Dough recipes that range from very low to very high moisture levels mix without generating too much heat, which ensures a high-quality product and the protection of the hardware used to build continuous mixing systems.
Continuous mixers require a higher initial investment than the cost of batch mixers, but your commercial bakery quickly recovers the difference and then some in several ways. First, automated technology monitors each of the four dough-blending stages. This means you can assign employees to complete other responsibilities, which helps your bakery save money on labor costs. Proprietary HydroBond Technology lowers food waste by creating a dough that does not develop surface imperfections. Lower food costs, especially during a period of inflated commodity costs, give your commercial bakery more financial leverage.
Another unique feature built into our line of continuous mixers is the clamshell design, which makes it much easier to clean, sanitize, and inspect our machines. The clamshell design also prevents food contamination by retaining more than the heat required to kill pathogens. Our engineers designed each continuous mixer to perform quick changeovers, an important feature for commercial bakeries that must complete several different production orders daily.
Attend a Live Demonstration of Our Continuous Mixers
Exact Mixing wants customers to feel confident when they purchase one or more continuous mixing systems. Our team of engineers provides hands-on support during the installation process. You also receive answers to every question that helps your commercial bakery maximize the performance of our continuous mixing systems and provide unsurpassed customer support. Exact Mixing holds live demonstrations of our continuous mixers. We encourage you to visit the Reading Bakery Systems Science & Innovation Center located in Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania, to discover cost-saving features like loss-in-weight technology.
Reserve your seat today by calling our headquarters at 610-693-5816 or submitting the Contact form.