If your manufacturing process for snack bars involves a traditional batch mixer, you may be interested in Continuous Mixing equipment. With equipment and expertise from leading suppliers like Exact Mixing, you can reduce labor costs, improve consistency, and simplify your mixing process.
Founded in Memphis, Tennessee in 1994, Exact Mixing, now a Reading Bakery Systems brand located in Robesonia, Pennsylvania, 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.
Our Continuous Mixing Calculator will help you decide whether your process is a good fit for Continuous Mixing. If you would like to see your products being mixed in a continuous process, visit our Science & Innovation Center in Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania, where pilot versions of all types of Exact Mixers are available.
Continuous Mixing for Bar Products
Bars represent a special type of mixing where a base dough is first mixed and then particulates are blended into the dough. Because the inclusions are subject to damage, special mixing actions are required to ensure inclusion integrity.
For bar applications, such as nut bars, protein bars, and other types of bars, Exact Mixing offers the MX Continuous Mixer designed specifically for products where dough moisture levels range from very low to high and inclusions are routinely added with no tolerance for damage.
As our most versatile mixer, the MX Continuous Mixer is ideal for a wide variety of products that need high energy mixing, including cookies, snacks, pizza, batters, icings, and pastes. It is also an ideal first stage mixer for processes that call for creme up and pre-blend stages and offers dough production rates up to 8,000 kg/hour.
What Does a Continuous Mixing System Include?
Exact Mixing provides complete systems, testing, and installation supervision for both straight dough and liquid ferment systems.
A complete Continuous Mixing System includes the mixer, blender, materials handling and ingredients metering equipment, and a control system that monitors and distributes product between them.
We design our mixers with 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 can always confirm and modify as needed.
What Does a Continuous Mixing System Cost?
Continuous Mixing Systems are almost always initially higher in cost than batch mixers. This is because the raw materials that enter the Continuous Mixer have to be metered, which requires ingredient feeders.
On the other hand, cost of operation and ownership is almost always less expensive than batch mixing. Continuous Mixing payback opportunities come from increased yield, increased throughput, increased consistency, reduced manpower, reduced downstream handling equipment, and reduced energy.
As you evaluate suppliers of production line equipment for snack bars, consider Exact Mixing and our innovative Continuous Mixing equipment. Explore their many advantages by calling us at (01) 610-693-5816, or contact us online.