Continuous Mixing for the Baking Industry

As leading manufacturers of continuous mixing equipment for the snack food industry and a complete range of other commercial bakery equipment, Reading Bakery Systems can help you meet your requirements for consistent dough quality, simplify your process, and enhance the overall quality of your final products.

Exact Mixing by Reading Bakery Systems has earned a reputation as the world’s most innovative developer of Continuous Mixing solutions with more than 100 installations worldwide.

Our systems are ideal for the baked snack, cracker, sweet goods, pizza, tortilla, cookie, pet treat, and bread and buns industries. We also offer continuous mixing solutions for non-bakery items, such as protein bars, peanut butter, icing and pet treats.

About Continuous Mixing

Continuous Mixing is the process of continuously metering ingredients directly into the mixing chamber to generate a continuous stream of mixed product at the exit of the mixer. The mixing may be done in stages to ensure all ingredients are incorporated properly.

The continuous mixing process has numerous advantages compared to batch mixing, including:

  • Prevents undesirable variations from batch to batch
  • Disperses ingredients consistently
  • Promotes even dough hydration
  • Improves recipe control and repeatability
  • Provides high production rates with one mixer
  • Completely automated process
  • Eliminates chance of dough contamination
  • Eliminates mixer loading errors
  • Easy to sanitize, maintain, clean and inspect
  • Can be operated with less labor and energy than batch mixing
  • Simplifies downstream dough handling equipment
  • For non-baked products, achieves verifiable kill temperatures

Exact Continuous Mixers

Exact Mixing offers the most advanced continuous mixing technologies available today. Models include:

The Exact EX Continuous Mixer uniformly mixes products with a variety of dough moisture levels and is ideal for gentle kneading of wheat-based products, such as pretzels, pizza, crackers, sweet goods, and pet treats.

The HDX or High Development Continuous Mixer is designed to first mix all ingredients into a uniform mass with a twin screw mixer. Separately, the dough is kneaded to the proper development level with a single screw mixer. It is well-suited to breads, rolls, buns, English muffins and other high-absorption products.

If your product line involves cookies and other products that require a two-stage mixing process, the LDX Continuous Mixer is an excellent choice. It combines minor ingredients and some flour in the first stage with special mixing elements to cut in fat. In the final stage, the remaining flour is added to create the final dough.

When you need high energy mixing for high moisture / high fat content doughs, such as icings, cremes, batters, fillings and low viscosity mixtures, the Exact MX Continuous Mixer is an excellent choice, and can also be used as the first stage mixer in multi-stage operations.

For hydroscopic powders and other low moisture mixtures, consider the FX Continuous Mixer, which can distribute small amounts of moisture evenly into large amounts of powder.

No one has solved more complex challenges for customers in the baking industry than Reading Bakery Systems. To learn more about continuous mixing or our other baking equipment, call us at (01) 610-693-5816 or contact us online.