Dough recipes differ in the ingredients used to form the size, shape, and weight of baked goods. However, one ingredient remains a consistent part of dough recipes. It is called moisture. One of the most significant challenges for a commercial bakery is to combine moisture and dry ingredients, without generating too much heat during the blending stage of the process. Founded in 1994, Exact Mixing has established a process for increasing dough hydration in bakery production lines with Hydrobond Technology. Our proprietary Hydrobond Technology creates a much more efficient dough-mixing process, which leads to lower equipment and energy costs.
Hydrobond Technology combines moisture and dry ingredients that typically include flour before the mixture enters one of our continuous mixers. The hydration of dry dough ingredients does not add heat to the dough by mixing the dry ingredients particle-to-particle, which is a dough-mixing principle that mixes small amounts of liquid and dry ingredients at one time instead of mixing them several timers during the mixing process. The result is a much more consistently hydrated batch of dough
Your industrial bakery benefits from Hydrobond Technology by using a pre-hydrated system, retrofitting equipment to your current system, or mixing liquid and dry ingredients directly inside a holding tank.
What Are the Advantages of Using Continuous Mixers?
If you had to choose one word that describes why our line of continuous mixers outperforms batch mixers, it would be automation. The continuous mixing with Hydrobond Technology prevents the dough variations that often occur when processing ingredients through a batch mixing system. Product consistency includes the same size, shape, weight, and texture of every mass of dough formed during the development stage.
Automation ensures an uninterrupted ingredient measuring stage before the dough ingredients receive the particle-to-particle hydration delivered by Hydrobond Technology. Fast and simple changeovers allow your bakery to complete more production orders of different dough recipes. Not only does the Exact Mixing system increase dough hydration with proprietary Hydrobond Technology, but the process also evenly hydrates dough regardless of the recipe.
One continuous mixer can feed several lines at the same, which increases yield and reduces operating costs. Automation allows your bakery to reassign workers from monitoring the dough mixing process to completing other tasks at your commercial bakery. Your business benefits by spending less on labor and energy costs because of automation and the incorporation of Hydrobond Technology.
Exact Mixing offers a line of five continuous Mixer Models:
- MX Continuous Mixer
- FX Continuous Mixer
- EX Continuous Mixer
- LDX Continuous Mixer
- HDX Continuous Mixer
How Does Exact Mixing Provide Customer Support?
Exact Mixing does much more than offer continuous mixers that leverage the power of Hydrobond Technology. We also provide customer support that starts on the day when you order your new continuous mixer and goes on until the day when your bakery begins production for the first order of evenly hydrated dough. You can expect an engineer from Exact Mixing to test your new continuous mixer model, as well as supervise the installation of the entire system.
Each of the five continuous mixers offered by Exact Mixing includes a mixer and blender, as well as ingredient handling and measuring tools. You also receive an automated control system that closely monitors the distribution of both wet and dry ingredients before the hydration stage starts. Every one of our continuous mixers is equipped with Loss-in-Weight Technology, which is the most accurate feeding technology available for commercial bakeries. To see our continuous mixers in action, we encourage you to visit the Reading Bakery Systems Science & Innovation Center located in Silver Spring, Pennsylvania.
To learn more about increasing dough hydration in bakery production lines with Hydrobond Technology, call our headquarters at 610-693-5816 or by submitting the convenient Contact form.