Advantages of Continuous Mixing Over Batch Mixing

Reading Bakery Systems (RBS) can help you meet your snack food manufacturing challenges with high-quality, cost-effective Continuous Mixers. Continuous Mixing offers many advantages over batch mixing, and we offer mixer models that are appropriate for different types of products.

As a long-time global leader in the snack food industry, Reading Bakery Systems proudly offers the world’s most innovative mixing equipment from our primary mixer brand – Exact Mixing – the global leader in Continuous Mixing technology. This has helped make us an industry leader in the pretzel, baked snack, sweet goods, pet treat, bread and bun, biscuit, pizza, tortilla, cookie, and cracker industries.

Continuous Mixing vs Batch Mixing

Batch mixing has been the mixing method in the bakery industry for many years. However, it is not precise and can lead to dough variations. Even if the dough is perfect when it leaves the batch mixer, changes often occur to the dough while it awaits processing.This is known as the batch cycle. These variations negatively affect the consistency of your finished products.

Continuous Mixing solves these problems by:

  • Preventing undesirable variations from batch to batch
  • Producing consistent finished weight, size and texture
  • Consistently dispersing ingredients
  • Promoting even dough hydration
  • Producing large quantities of uniform dough
  • Improving recipe control and repeatability
  • Offering dough production rates of 50 to 10,000 kg/hour
  • Eliminating chances of dough contamination
  • Eliminating mixer loading errors
  • Employing a completely automated process that uses less labor and energy than batch mixing
  • Achieving verifiable kill temperatures for non-baked products

Exact Continuous Mixer Models

MX Continuous Mixer: The Exact MX Continuous Mixer is our most versatile mixer and is suitable for a wide range of products including pizza, cookies, snacks, batters, icings, and pastes.

HDX Continuous Mixer: The Exact HDX or High Development Continuous Mixer is well-suited to buns, breads, rolls, English muffins, tortillas, and other ultra-high-absorption products.

EX Continuous Mixer: The Exact EX Continuous Mixer uniformly mixes products with a variety of dough moisture levels and is ideal for gentle kneading of low-absorption doughs for cookies, crackers, pretzels and bagels, and high-absorption doughs for bread, buns and pizza.

FX Continuous Mixer: For hydroscopic powders and other low moisture mixtures, consider the FX Continuous Mixer. The high-intensity mixer can be used for potato-, corn- and rice-based products and specialty baked snacks, such as fabricated potato chips.

LDX Continuous Mixer: If your product line involves cookies and other products that require a two-stage mixing process, the LDX Continuous Mixer is the perfect solution.

Get in touch with Reading Bakery Systems at (01) 610-693-5816 to learn more about Continuous Mixing technology and its advantages over batch mixing, or visit the Reading Bakery Systems Science & Innovation Center where you will find pilot versions of all Exact mixers and can see your products being mixed in a continuous process.