Businesses operating in the food and beverage industry walk a razor-thin line on a ledger sheet between making and losing money. From restaurants to grocery stores, rapidly increasing commodity costs combined with starting wages that have soared into the mid-to-upper range of the teens make it difficult to turn a profit. Commercial bakeries walk the same razor-thin profit line, but they can invest in industrial continuous mixers that streamline bakery operations.
Introduced by Exact Mixing in 1994, continuous mixers streamline bakery operations in several ways. Our patented technological breakthroughs include designing and manufacturing machines in which one continuous mixer can feed multiple lines. Not only does feeding multiple lines from one mixer dramatically increase production volumes, but the technology also improves efficiency by automating every stage of the dough-mixing process. The line of five continuous nixing systems offered by Exact Mixing generates dough that remains consistent in size, shape, weight, and texture.
The clamshell design of our line of continuous mixers helps operators clean and sanitize machines at a much faster rate than the amount of time it takes to clean and sanitize batch mixers. Streamlining bakery operations through automation also improves the accuracy of recipes, as well as allows your bakery to reassign workers to other tasks. Since you do not need workers to monitor continuous mixing systems, your bakery reaps the financial benefit of much lower labor costs.
What Are the 5 Continuous Mixing Systems?
Streamlining the dough-mixing process also involves designing and manufacturing machines that are capable of forming the dough for more than one type of baked good. With the financial and logistical support of our parent company, Reading Bakery Systems, Exact Mixing offers five continuous mixer models.
Versatility is the defining benefit of installing the HDX continuous mixer. This machine can generate the dough used to form a wide variety of baked goods such as bread, rolls, tortillas, and English Muffins. Dry ingredients blend together during the first stage by using a double-screw blade before the machine gently kneads the dough with a single-screw blade.
If your bakery mixes the dough for recipes that require the blending of dry ingredients before adding flour, then the LDX continuous mixer is the right industrial continuous mixer to install for streamlining bakery operations. Every dry ingredient besides flour blends together during the creme-up stage before special mixing elements cut fat into the dough recipe.
As the right continuous mixer for thin, wheat-based products like crackers, the EX continuous mixer uniformly blends together dry ingredients for recipes that call for moisture levels that range from extremely low to extremely high. Because this machine gently kneads dough, it does not generate too much heat during the mixing process.
Perhaps the most difficult bakery operation to streamline concerns creating dough to make fabricated corn and potato chips. The engineers at Exact Mixing designed the FX continuous mixer to distribute small quantities of liquid evenly into large amounts of hydroscopic powders.
As another versatile mixer that can expand the number of dough products that your commercial bakery offers, the MX continuous mixer creates the dough used to form baked goods like snacks, cookies, pretzels, and cake batters. It is also the perfect machine to use as a first-stage mixer for the creme-up and pre-blend stages.
Start Streamlining Your Bakery Operations Today
From a once-in-a-lifetime pandemic to supply chain disruptions that seem to get worse with each passing day, commercial bakeries face a never-ending struggle to turn a profit. At Exact Mixing, our goal is to help your bakery make money by streamlining operations with one or more continuous mixing systems. Contact us today by submitting the short online form or by calling us at 610-693-5816.