As you shop for industrial mixers for your commercial bakery in the UK, consider the state-of-the-art Continuous Mixing equipment from Exact Mixing that can help you reduce labor costs, improve product consistency, and simplify your mixing process.
Founded in Memphis, Tennessee in 1994, Exact Mixing, now a Reading Bakery Systems brand located in Robesonia, Pennsylvania, USA, is the leading supplier of Continuous Mixing systems for the food industry. Our knowledgeable team has solved complex mixing challenges for customers across the globe.
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.
Are My Products Appropriate for Continuous Mixing?
Continuous Mixing is now a proven solution in the cookie, cracker, pretzel, chip, baked snack, pastry, sweet goods, pizza, tortilla, and bread and bun industries. We also offer Continuous Mixing solutions for non-bakery items, such as protein bars, peanut butter, icings, and pet treats.
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.
If you are looking for innovative mixers that will improve production processes in your industrial bakery in the UK, look no further than Exact Mixing. Get in touch with us at (01) 610.693.5816 or contact us online.