Would you like to refine your baked food products by mixing them more consistently? Whether your commercial bakery is located in the USA or elsewhere in the world, Exact Mixing’s industrial continuous mixers can help you improve your products and simplify your process.
Exact Mixing, a Reading Bakery Systems brand, is the leading supplier of Continuous Mixing Systems for the food industry. For 25 years, we have developed continuous mixing systems that are ideal for the baked snack, cookie, cracker, sweet goods, pizza, tortilla, pet treat and bread and buns industries. We also offer continuous mixing solutions for non-bakery items, such as protein bars, peanut butter, icing and pet treats.
Batch Mixing or Continuous Mixing?
Batch mixing is a process in which the ingredients for one batch are loaded (either at once or in a pre-defined sequence), mixed, and discharged from the mixer before another batch is introduced.
Continuous Mixing is the process of continuously metering ingredients directly into the mixing chamber and generating a continuous stream of mixed product at the exit of the mixer. The mixing may be done in stages to ensure all ingredients are properly incorporated.
Many batch mixing systems can be automated to some degree, but Continuous Mixing Systems are automated by nature. They also provide a consistent, steady supply of dough; eliminate dough variables caused by batch mixing; offer high production rates with a single mixer; make changeovers quick and easy; and can be operated with less labor and energy than batch mixing.
A complete Exact Mixing Continuous Mixing System includes the mixer, blender, materials handling and ingredients metering, as well as the control system that monitors and distributes product between them. We provide complete systems, testing and installation supervision for both straight dough and liquid ferment systems.
Almost any product that can be made with a traditional batch mixer can be made on a Continuous Mixer. For this reason, Exact Mixing offers a range of Continuous Mixer models that include:
- Exact Mixing MX Continuous Mixer – Our most versatile mixer is ideal for a wide range of products including pizza, cookies, snacks, batters, icings, and pastes. It is also an ideal first stage mixer for processes that require creme up and pre-blend stages.
- Exact Mixing EX Continuous Mixer – This mixer is ideal for crackers, pretzels, pie crusts, sweet goods, pet treats and a variety of other wheat-based snacks. It uniformly mixes products with a variety of dough moisture levels, reduces lay time, eliminates dough troughs, and reduces labor and energy thanks to full automation.
- Exact Mixing HDX Continuous Mixer – The HDX mixer is designed specifically to manufacture highly developed dough at low temperatures and is an excellent choice for ultra-high absorption doughs, such as buns, breads, rolls, English muffins and similar products.
Try our Continuous Mixing Calculator to explore whether your process is a good fit for continuous mixing. If you would like to see your products being mixed in a continuous process, we encourage you to visit our Science & Innovation Center in Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania, where pilot versions of all types of Exact Mixers are available.
To learn more about the advantages of industrial Continuous Mixers from Exact Mixing and find out which one may be best suited to your process, get in touch with us in the USA at (01) 610.693.5816 or contact us online.