As you evaluate industrial mixers for your baking process in the UK, consider Continuous Mixers from Exact Mixing. Our mixers eliminate problems associated with batch mixing and help you produce consistent products all day, every day.
Exact Mixing is the leading manufacturer of Continuous Mixing Systems for the food industry. For more than 25 years, we have solved complex mixing challenges for customers across the globe by developing continuous mixing systems for the baked snack, cookie, cracker, sweet goods, pizza, tortilla, 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 vs Continuous Mixing
Batch mixing has been in use far longer than Continuous Mixing. However, higher-quality mixers, control systems, and metering devices developed in the past decade have resulted in Continuous Mixing Systems that are accurate, easy to use and maintain, and reliable, 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. They are typically brought from a source such as a silo or super sack unloader to the mixing receiver by pneumatic transfer. The difference is that adding raw materials to a continuous mixer is more accurate than with a batch mixer in nearly every case, and manual additions can be made with a ribbon blender.
- Measuring of materials into the mixer: It is often necessary to use additional weighing equipment and controls to get the “proper size” batch of ingredients to the batch mixer. With a continuous mixer, all metering is done at the mixer itself. This leads to greater automation, greater accuracy, and a significant cost savings over the long term.
- Mixing: Research shows that continuous mixing eliminates the problems associated with batch cycles and produces a consistent dough all day, every day. Batch mixing is slightly less expensive than continuous mixing at the lowest production rates (500 to 1500 pounds per hour). However, at higher rates, continuous mixing is less expensive, and the savings increase as production rates increase.
- Dough produced in usable size loaves: Batch mixers make large “batches” of dough, causing bakeries to need additional equipment to resize the batches. Continuous mixers produce a continuous stream of dough that can be sliced automatically into loaves by the mixer.
Exact Continuous Mixer Models
Our comprehensive line of mixer models and sizes offer production volumes that range from 50 kg/hour to over 10,000 kg/hour and will successfully mix a wide variety of food products. They include:
Exact EX Continuous Mixer – designed for wheat-based snack products, such as crackers, and other low- to mid-absorption stiff doughs.
Exact HDX Continuous Mixer – a two-stage system designed for manufacturing ultra-high absorption, highly developed doughs at low temperatures, such as for buns, bread, and rolls.
Exact FX Continuous Mixer – designed for products where critical moisture levels determine final product texture, such as baked potato chips and crisp products.
Exact MX Continuous Mixer – our most versatile mixer that is designed for products that require high energy mixing as well as a wide range of other products, including cookies, snacks, batters, icings, and pastes.
As you assess industrial mixers to suit your baking process in the UK, discover the benefits of Exact Mixing’s unrivaled range of Continuous Mixers. Contact Exact Mixing’s European Sales Manager, Joe Pocevicius, at +31-615-510-789, call our USA headquarters at (01) 610-693-5816, or click here to reach us online.