Automation has emerged as the buzzword for businesses operating in the 21st century. Companies operating in industries as diverse as hospitality and manufacturing have turned to automation to improve processes. For commercial bakeries, automating their processes means installing continuous mixers that operate industrial bakery production lines to mix the dough used to create baked goods. If your industrial bakery produces dough by using batch mixers, the time has come to consider changing your business model by installing continuous mixers designed by Exact Mixing.
Founded in 1994, Exact Mixing has transformed the dough-mixing process by completely automating the production system, from the ingredient collecting stage to the final development stage when dough forms into uniform masses. Industrial bakery production lines that operate from a fully automated dough-mixing system reduce food and labor costs, while at the same time increasing yields to help bakeries achieve higher revenue.
Overview of Continuous Mixing Systems
The dough-blending process typically consists of four distinct stages. First, the system delivers bulk dry ingredients such as flour to a mixing area. Second, the system measures each dry ingredient before placing the dry ingredients into a mixer. Third, the dry ingredients combine with the addition of a certain amount of moisture to enhance the blending process. The dry ingredients mix with moisture to form the dough that moves to the fourth and final development stage, where it is processed before leaving the mixing system.
Bakeries that operate batch mixers have to wait for each of the four stages to complete before starting another batch of dough. The four stages unfold as separate stages that must finish before the next stage begins. On the other hand, the continuous mixers designed and manufactured by Exact Mixing seamlessly integrate all four stages into a single process. The bulk delivery, measuring, blending, and handling stages run as an uninterrupted process that allows bakeries to substantially increase yields. Exact Mixing designs its continuous mixers to accurately measure dough ingredients within an error range of plus or minus 0.25 percent. Dough discharges from continuous mixers every 10 to 15 minutes during every production order.
Exact Mixing Offers Live Demonstrations
Exact Mixing operates under the business philosophy that simply talking about the many advantages of operating continuous mixers is not enough to convince commercial bakeries to make the switch from using batch mixers. In addition to describing why your bakery should install a continuous mixing system, we also present live demonstrations of our line of continuous mixer models at the Reading Bakery Systems Science & Innovation Center located in Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania. Fourteen years after opening our headquarters, Exact Mixing became part of the Reading Bakery Systems family of brands. The partnership has allowed us to raise the capital required to conduct research, as well as invest in cutting-edge equipment to design and manufacture five continuous mixer models.
During a live demonstration, every representative from a commercial bakery works closely with a team of Exact Mixing engineers to test equipment and try out different dough-blending techniques to discover which of our five models is the right one for their dough production needs. You also gain access to our proprietary Continuous Mixing Calculator, which crunches raw dough production data to determine which continuous mixing system is the right one for your business. Just as important, our team of engineers takes the time required to answer every question, from explaining the science behind Hydrobond Technology to discussing the different outcomes delivered by single and double-screw mixing blades.
During an area of unprecedented economic turmoil and uncertainty, your industrial bakery has to find ways to cut costs and increase revenue. Discover how Exact Mixing’s production line mixers can help your bakery achieve its operating goals by submitting the short online form or by calling our headquarters at 610-693-5816.