Continuous mixing technology from Reading Bakery Systems provides commercial bakery customers with consistent dispersion of ingredients, simpler dough feed equipment, and tighter control over the entire mixing process, to produce a better quality finished product.
Headquartered in Robesonia, Pennsylvania, Reading Bakery Systems puts more than 120 years of commercial baking experience to use to design and engineer innovative solutions that meet your production needs.
Our primary mixer brand – Exact Mixing – is the global leader in continuous mixing technology and has made us an industry leader in the pretzel, baked snack, sweet goods, pet treat, bread and bun, pizza, tortilla, cookie and cracker industries.
Simplify Your Process with Continuous Mixing
Batch mixing has been the mixing method in the bakery industry for many years. However, technologies developed over the last 20 years have made it possible to produce up to 20,000 pounds of dough per hour with the help of modern bulk handling, metering and mixing technologies.
Continuous mixing can now accurately deliver raw materials to the mixer at rates high enough to meet the demand of your mixing process. Continuous mixers come in all sizes, ranging from 100 to 10,000 kg/hour, and are available based primarily on dough moisture levels or dough mixing stages.
There are numerous benefits of Exact continuous mixing systems:
- Produce large quantities of uniform dough
- Precise and uninterrupted ingredient metering to the mixer
- Eliminates undesirable dough variations caused by batch mixing
- Promotes even dough hydration
- Continuous stream of dough can be sliced automatically into loaves by the mixer without additional equipment
- Eliminates chance of dough contamination
- Equipment takes up less space
- Automation reduces labor costs
- Based on higher dough production rates of 2,000 or more pounds/hour, the cost is equal to or less than the cost of a batch mixer
The Exact EX Continuous Mixer is ideal for low-absorption, stiff, wheat-based doughs, such as crackers, bagels, pretzels, pizza, sweet goods and pet treats. It uniformly mixes products with dough moisture levels that range from very low to very high without generating excessive heat.
The Exact HDX Continuous Mixer is well-suited to ultra-high absorption doughs for buns, breads, rolls, English muffins or tortillas. This mixer is designed specifically to manufacture highly developed dough at low temperatures.
The Exact MX Continuous Mixer offers intense mixing using a cutting action for products requiring high energy mixing, such as icings, cremes, batters and fillings. It is also used for products where inclusions are a large portion of the recipe, to obtain a uniform mix without damage.
The Exact LDX Continuous Mixer is an excellent choice for cookies and other products that require two-stage mixing. In the first stage, all minor ingredients are combined with a portion of the flour and the fat can be cut in. In the final stage, the remaining flour is added to create the final dough.
The Exact FX Continuous Mixer is a high intensity mixer for low moisture, hydroscopic powder type mixtures and can be used to produce potato-, corn- and rice-based products and specialty baked snacks such as fabricated potato chips.
Get in touch with Reading Bakery Systems at (01) 610-693-5816 to learn more about continuous mixing technology, 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.