Consider Continuous Mixing equipment from Exact Mixing for your potato chips production line to produce a finished product with a more consistent weight, size and texture, and to save space, money and energy.
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, enabling them to eliminate the problems associated with batch mixing and produce consistent products all day, every day.
What is Continuous Mixing?
Continuous Mixing is the process of continuously metering ingredients directly into the mixing chamber and generating a continuous stream of dough at the exit of the mixer. The mixing may be done in stages to ensure that all ingredients are properly incorporated.
The benefits of Continuous Mixing include:
- Finished product with consistent weight, size, and texture
- Even dough hydration
- Better integration of minor ingredients
- Achieve high production rates with one mixer
- Feed multiple lines with one mixer
- Automated self-monitoring and self-correcting system
- Requires less labor and energy than batch mixing
- Quick and easy changeovers
- Clamshell design makes it easy to sanitize, maintain, clean, and inspect
- User-friendly interface control panel simplifies training
- Improves food safety; eliminates chance of contamination
We design and supply metering systems for almost every Continuous Mixer we supply. Mixers are designed using Loss-in-Weight technology – the most accurate feeding technology available. And all metering and mixing procedures are monitored and initiated by the control system so the operator is always able to confirm and modify as needed.
We offer 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.
Continuous Mixing for Chips and Crisps
Chips and crisps are products where the level and distribution of moisture is critical to the product’s final texture. Limited moisture must be evenly distributed into a dry major ingredient which desires more moisture than is made available. Contact between dries and liquids must be controlled to prevent creating wet and dry areas in the final dough.
The Exact FX Continuous Mixer is designed specifically for products where critical moisture levels determine final product texture, including baked potato chips, stackable potato chips, corn chips, veggie chips, multigrain chips, potato snacks, and rice crisps.
A high-speed mixing shaft lifts powdered ingredients into and through atomized liquids sprayed into the mixing chamber. This efficient mixing process is well suited for hydroscopic powders such as potato flakes used to make fabricated potato chips and other low moisture mixtures. This mixer offers dough production rates from 100 to 1,250 kg/hour.
To learn more about the advantages of Continuous Mixing equipment from Exact Mixing that are suitable for your potato chips production line, get in touch with us in the USA at (01) 610.693.5816 or contact us online.