Exact Mixing, a Reading Bakery Systems brand, is the leading supplier of industrial Continuous Mixers for the food industry. Since 1994, we have solved complex mixing challenges for customers in Canada and across the globe.
Since 1994, Exact Mixing has delivered innovative Continuous Mixing solutions to a growing number of customers and industries. With our equipment and expertise, we can help you reduce labor, cut costs, improve consistency and simplify your mixing process. We offer a full line of mixer models and sizes that will successfully mix a wide variety of food products.
How Batch Mixing and Continuous Mixing Compare
Batch mixing has existed far longer than Continuous Mixing. However, the development of improved mixers, control systems, and metering devices over the past decade has resulted in Continuous Mixing Systems that are accurate, reliable, and easy to use and maintain, including for breads, cookies and crackers.
- Bulk delivery of materials: The delivery systems used to deliver bulk materials to the mixer are exactly the same for batch and continuous mixing. In general, they are brought from a source such as a silo or super sack unloader to the mixing receiver by pneumatic transfer. Additions by hand are also possible in continuous mixing by using a ribbon blender. The difference is that adding raw materials to a continuous mixer is more accurate than with a batch mixer in nearly every case.
- Measuring of materials into the mixer: Additional weighing equipment and controls are often required to get the “proper size” batch of ingredients to the batch mixer. With a continuous mixer, all metering is done at the mixer itself. Metering directly at the mixer leads to greater automation, greater accuracy, and a significant cost savings over the long term.
- Mixing: Studies have shown that continuous mixing eliminates the problems associated with batch cycles and produces a consistent product all day, every day. In terms of cost, batch mixing is slightly less expensive than continuous mixing at the lowest production rates (500 to 1500 pounds per hour). At higher rates, continuous mixing is less expensive and the savings increase as production rates increase.
- Dough leaves mixer in usable size loaves: Batch mixers make large “batches” of dough. Manufacturers need additional equipment to resize the batches. This can cause time delays and unnecessary exposure to the environment where contamination can occur. Continuous mixers produce a continuous stream of dough that can be sliced automatically into loaves by the mixer.
Continuous mixing is not right for every application, but neither is batch mixing. If you currently have several batch mixers feeding one large production line, we can help you decide if Continuous Mixing could improve your process.
Discover the benefits of Exact Mixing’s unparalleled range of Continuous Mixers for your industrial bakery in Canada and explore how they could help improve your products and process. Call our Robesonia, Pennsylvania headquarters at (01) 610-693-5816 or click here to contact us online.