If you are in the market for innovative industrial mixing equipment, discover the advantages of Continuous Mixing over Batch Mixing and consider the exceptional products available from Exact Mixing, leading manufacturers and suppliers of Continuous Mixing Systems.
Exact Mixing, a Reading Bakery Systems brand, is dedicated to solving complex mixing challenges for customers around the globe. With our equipment and expertise, we can help you reduce labor, cut costs, improve consistency and simplify your mixing process.
Comparison of Batch Mixing and Continuous Mixing
Batch mixing has been in existence much longer than Continuous Mixing, but the development of better mixers, control systems, and metering devices over the past decade has produced Continuous Mixing Systems that are accurate, reliable, easy to use, and easy to maintain, including for breads, cookies and crackers.
- Bulk delivery of materials: The delivery systems used to deliver bulk materials to the mixer are exactly the same for batch and continuous mixing. In general, they are brought from a source such as a silo or super sack unloader to the mixing receiver by pneumatic transfer. Manual additions are also possible in continuous mixing by using a ribbon blender. The difference is that adding raw materials to a continuous mixer is more accurate than with a batch mixer in nearly every case.
- Measuring of materials into the mixer: Additional weighing equipment and controls are often required to get the “proper size” batch of ingredients to the batch mixer. With a continuous mixer, all metering is done at the mixer itself. Metering directly at the mixer leads to more automation, greater accuracy, and a significant cost savings over the long term.
- Mixing: Studies have shown that continuous mixing eliminates the problems associated with batch cycles and produces a consistent product all day, every day. In terms of cost, batch mixing is slightly less expensive than continuous mixing at the lowest production rates (500 to 1500 pounds per hour). At higher rates, continuous mixing is less expensive, and the savings increase as production rates increase.
- Dough leaves mixer in usable size loaves: Batch mixers make large “batches” of dough. Manufacturers need additional equipment to resize the batches. This can cause time delays and unnecessary exposure to the environment where contamination can occur. Continuous mixers produce a continuous stream of dough that can be sliced automatically into loaves by the mixer.
Exact Mixing Continuous 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 can confirm and modify as needed.
When you are ready to explore which Exact Continuous Mixing equipment may be right for your products, visit with our team at the Reading Bakery Systems Science & Innovation Center in Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania, USA.
A dedicated Continuous Mixing area features all of the Exact Mixer models and also includes an automated bulk handling system, a horizontal dry blender, gravimetric dry feeders and mass flow liquid systems. Customers can work with our team to test machinery and processing techniques; develop new products; and produce market samples for testing.
When you are ready to learn more about the many advantages of Continuous Mixing over Batch Mixing, call Exact Mixing’s Robesonia, Pennsylvania headquarters at (01) 610-693-5816 or click here to contact us online.