Has your commercial bakery considered how lights-out manufacturing can help ensure consistency, increase efficiency, and reduce labor costs? As a leading equipment manufacturer in the baking industry, Exact Mixing has the mixing equipment you need to make it happen.
What is Lights-Out Manufacturing?
Lights-out manufacturing refers to a manufacturing process in which all aspects of the production process are automated and run without human intervention.
In the baking industry, lights-out manufacturing uses advanced automation and robotics to produce baked goods. The production process can start from mixing ingredients to baking and packaging, all without human involvement.
The advantages of lights-out manufacturing in the baking industry are numerous and include the following:
- Significant increase in production efficiency and output since machines can operate 24/7 without needing rest or breaks. Bakeries can produce more baked goods in a shorter time and with less waste;
- Reduce labor costs since there is no need for human labor during the production process. This can be especially beneficial for commercial bakeries that face challenges with finding and retaining qualified workers;
- Ensure consistency in the quality of baked goods. Our mixers can accurately measure and mix ingredients, ensuring each product is uniform and meets the same high standards.
- Improves food safety since there is no risk of contamination by humans.
As you can see, lights-out manufacturing offers significant advantages to commercial bakeries regarding production efficiency, labor costs, product quality, and food safety.
What Are the Continuous Mixing Models Manufactured by Exact Mixing?
Exact Mixing offers five automated continuous mixer models that cover the production of virtually every type of dough.
The Exact FX Continuous Mixer is designed for products where critical moisture levels determine the final product texture, such as baked potato chips, stackable potato chips, corn chips, veggie chips, rice crisps, potato snacks, multigrain chips, and more.
The MX Continuous Mixer is our most versatile mixer, designed to mix high-fat, high-solid products, such as icings, peanut butter, muffins, pie fillings, cake-style donuts, batters, and other fat/sugar mixtures, as well as cookies, pretzels, and even pizza crusts. Mixing is done quickly to form a uniform mixture without creating excessive heat.
Consider the Exact EX Continuous Mixer for cracker products and other low-absorption, stiff, wheat-based doughs. The thorough but gentle mixing action quickly develops a mass and evenly blends leavening agents into the dough without generating excessive heat.
The LDX Continuous Mixer is designed for cookies and any application where ingredients are blended before flour is added. The two-stage process is ideal for products that benefit from creme up and final mixing stages.
The HDX Continuous Mixer was explicitly designed for mixing ultra-high absorption, highly developed dough, such as for bread, hard rolls, hamburger and hot dog buns, English muffins, tortillas, multigrain products, and similar products.
It’s time to discover continuous mixing systems to take advantage of the lights-out manufacturing approach in the baking industry. Call our headquarters at 610-693-5819 or by submitting the short Contact form.