Seeking the world’s best industrial mixing equipment for your bakery? Look no further than Exact Mixing. We offer a range of Continuous Mixers designed to meet your production needs.
Exact Mixing, a Reading Bakery Systems brand, is the leading supplier of Continuous Mixing Systems for the food industry. Since 1994, we have solved complex mixing challenges for customers across the globe and installed more than 100 Continuous Mixers.
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.
What is Continuous Mixing?
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 process integrates the four primary mixing operations into a single process. Bulk ingredient delivery, metering, mixing and dough handling become a cohesive, uninterrupted process. Metering systems are accurate and designed for accuracies of ±0.25% or better. Products with dough moisture levels that range from very low to very high are uniformly mixed without generating excessive heat. Dough is discharged from the mixer in a constant stream rather than in one large batch every 10 to 15 minutes.
In a 2016 interview with “Baking+Biscuit International,” Jim Warren, Vice President of Exact, explained the differences between batch mixing and continuous mixing, and said it’s like comparing stairs to an escalator. “Batch mixing is like walking up a flight of stairs, and continuous mixing is like taking the escalator,” he said. “Both get you to the same final destination but with batch mixing you have to go one step at a time and put in more effort; with continuous mixing, it’s just a steady flowing process.”
“Continuous mixing offers a consistent, uniform dough stream to a production line at the same rate that it is used. It provides consistent dispersion of ingredients, simpler dough feed equipment and tighter control over the entire mixing process,” he added.
Exact Continuous Mixer Models
Exact Mixing offers a variety of mixer models to mix different types of products successfully. Production volumes range from 50 kg/hour to over 10,000 kg/hour. This can be accomplished in an almost employee-free environment, which increases cost savings and value. Mixers 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.
If you would like more information about industrial continuous mixing equipment from Exact Mixing or are interested in how your products can be mixed in a continuous process, get in touch with us at (01) 610.693.5816 or contact us online.