If you are interested in an industrial dough kneader or mixer, consider equipment from Exact Mixing, the leading manufacturer of Continuous Mixing Systems for the food industry. We have the expertise to help you reduce labor, cut costs, improve consistency, and simplify your mixing process.
Since 1994, Exact Mixing has solved complex mixing challenges for customers across the globe, enabling them to eliminate issues associated with batch mixing and produce consistent products all day, every day.
How Batch and Continuous Mixing Compare
Material delivery systems: The delivery systems that deliver bulk materials to the mixer are the same for batch and continuous mixing, but adding raw materials to a Continuous Mixer is more accurate than with a batch mixer in almost every case.
Measuring materials: Getting a “proper size” batch of ingredients to the batch mixer often requires extra weighing equipment and controls. With a Continuous Mixer, all metering is done at the mixer itself, which leads to more automation, greater accuracy, and a significant cost savings in the long term.
Mixing: Studies show 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.
Batch sizes: Batch mixers make large “batches” of dough and manufacturers need additional equipment to resize them. This requires more time and unnecessary exposure to the environment where contamination can occur. In contrast, dough exits Continuous Mixers in a continuous stream that can be sliced automatically into usable size loaves by the mixer.
Mixing & Kneading Dough
Exact Mixing manufactures the HDX Continuous Mixer specifically for ultra-high absorption, highly developed dough at low temperatures, such as for bread, buns, rolls, English muffins, tortillas, and multi-grain products.
This Continuous Mixer is a two-stage system. All ingredients are first mixed into a uniform mass with a twin-screw mixer. Then, the dough is kneaded to the proper development level with a single-screw mixer in a separate section.
The Exact HDX Mixer offers dough production rates from 1,500 to 10,000 kg/hour. It provides precise and uninterrupted ingredient metering to the mixer and eliminates the chance of contamination because the dough is never exposed to the environment.
We encourage you to explore whether your process is a good fit for Continuous Mixing with our Continuous Mixing Calculator.
If you would like to see your products mixed in a continuous process, we encourage you to visit the Reading Bakery Systems Science & Innovation Center in Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania.
As an industrial continuous mixer and kneader manufacturer, Exact Mixing offers the most advanced equipment for bakeries. Find out how our equipment can improve product consistency, reduce waste, and increase yields. Call our Robesonia, Pennsylvania headquarters at (01) 610-693-5816 or click here to contact us online.