Exact Mixing, a Reading Bakery Systems brand, has been supplying mixers and blenders to commercial and industrial bakeries since 1994.
Exact Mixing is the leading supplier of Continuous Mixing systems for the food industry. For 25 years, we have enabled customers across the globe to eliminate problems associated with batch mixing and produce consistent products all day, every day.
Comparison of Batch Mixing and Continuous Mixing
Batch mixing has existed far longer than Continuous Mixing, but the development of better mixers, control systems, and metering devices during the past decade has produced 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 that deliver bulk materials to the mixer are exactly the same for batch and Continuous Mixing, but 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: Getting the “proper size” batch of ingredients to the batch mixer often requires additional weighing equipment and controls. With a Continuous Mixer, all metering is done at the mixer itself. This leads to more automation, greater accuracy, and a significant cost savings over the long term.
- Mixing: Continuous Mixing eliminates the problems associated with batch cycles and produces a consistent product all day, every day. In terms of cost, batch mixing will usually be slightly less expensive than Continuous Mixing at the lowest production rates (500 to 1500 pounds per hour). At higher rates, however, Continuous Mixing is less expensive and the savings increase as production increases.
- 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.
Exact Continuous Mixer Models
Almost any product you can make with a traditional batch mixer can be made on a Continuous Mixer. No single type of batch mixer is ideal for all products. The same is true for continuous mixers. This is why Exact Mixing offers a range of continuous mixer models that will successfully mix a wide range of baked and non-baked food products. They include:
MX Continuous Mixer – Ideal for a wide range of products including cookies, snacks, batters, icings, pretzels, pizza and pastes. This is our most versatile mixer and is also an ideal first stage mixer for processes that require creme up and pre-blend stages.
HDX Continuous Mixer – Ideal for buns, breads, English muffins and similar products and specifically designed to manufacture highly developed dough at low temperatures. All ingredients are first mixed into a uniform mass with a twin screw mixer. In a separate section, the dough is kneaded to the proper development level with a single screw mixer.
EX Continuous Mixer – Ideal for wheat-based products such as sweet goods, and crackers, and well-suited for all but the lowest viscosity powder/liquid mixtures; and designed to uniformly mix products where dough moisture levels range from very low to very high. The dough is gently mixed and developed without generating excessive heat.
LDX Continuous Mixer – Ideal for most types of cookies and other applications where ingredients are blended before flour is added. All ingredients except flour are combined in the crème-up stage, and special mixing elements cut the fat into the other ingredients. The flour is added before the development stage where the final dough is created.
Interested in industrial mixers and blenders for bakeries? Call Exact Mixing at (01) 610-693-5816 to explore the many options, or click here to contact us online.