If your commercial bakery production process involves vertical mixing, it may be time to consider the advantages of a Continuous Mixer from Exact Mixing. It eliminates the problems associated with batch cycles and will help you produce a consistent product all day, every day.
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.
Batch Mixing vs Continuous Mixing
Batch mixing has existed for much longer than Continuous Mixing. However, the development of better mixers, control systems, and metering devices over the past decade has resulted in accurate, reliable, and easy-to-use Continuous Mixing Systems.
Material delivery: The delivery systems used to deliver bulk materials to the mixer are the same for batch and continuous mixing. They are delivered from a source such as a silo or super sack unloader to the mixing receiver by pneumatic transfer. The result is that adding raw materials to a Continuous Mixer is more accurate than with a batch mixer in nearly every case. Manual additions can be accomplished with a ribbon blender.
Material measuring: Sometimes, weighing equipment and controls are required in order to get the “proper size” batch of ingredients to a batch mixer. However, all metering is done at the mixer itself with a Continuous Mixer. This leads to more automation, greater accuracy, and significant cost savings in the long term.
Mixing: Continuous Mixing has been shown to eliminate the problems associated with batch cycles. A consistent product is produced all day, every day. At the lowest production rates (500 to 1500 pounds per hour), batch mixing is slightly less expensive than Continuous Mixing. Continuous Mixing is typically less costly at higher rates, and the savings increase along with production rates.
Usable size loaves: Batch mixers generate large “batches” of dough, and additional equipment is required to resize them, causing time delays and unnecessary exposure to the environment, leading to contamination. In comparison, Continuous Mixers produce a continuous stream of dough that the mixer can automatically slice into loaves.
Exact Continuous Mixers
Exact Mixing offers a full line of mixer models and sizes that will successfully mix many different food products:
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 have considered replacing your vertical mixing operation, discover the advantages of Exact Mixing’s unrivaled range of Continuous Mixing equipment and how it can improve your baked goods and snack food production process. Call our Robesonia, Pennsylvania headquarters at (01) 610-693-5816 or contact us online to learn more.