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FOOD MIXING CASE STUDIES

  • Progressing Cavity Pump Solves Long-Term Dairy Product Pumping Problem
    Progressing Cavity Pump Solves Long-Term Dairy Product Pumping Problem

    For a major, Wisconsin-based dairy products company, a progressing cavity pump handled the difficult task of transferring sweetened condensed milk out of flash coolers — solving a 25-year-old pumping problem. The NEMO pump provided by NETZSCH features a flexible rod design that eliminates the need for lubrication and protection against mechanical damage or corrosion. Since its installation, the pump has significantly reduced pump downtime, resulting in time, labor, and money savings.

  • Lowe Industries Masters The Science Of Dough Mixing
    Lowe Industries Masters The Science Of Dough Mixing

    Lowe Industries masters the science of dough mixing and manufactures custom designed mixing machines for the Pasta Industry. By Marion Mixers

  • Edward B. Beharry & Co. Ltd. Utilizes Unique Mixer And Mills To Spice Things Up

    With over 30 years of continued success with Kemutec Powder Technologies fine grinding and sifting equipment, the Edward B. Beharry & Co. Ltd. returned to Kemutec to refit their Georgetown, Guyana plant. Seeking ISO accreditation for their spice manufacturing process, they needed to automate and modernize their existing plant equipment while maintaining their high quality finished products. By Kemutec Powder Technologies

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FOOD MIXING WHITE PAPERS & ARTICLES

  • Understanding Protein Choices To Meet Consumer Demand
    Understanding Protein Choices To Meet Consumer Demand

    One walk down the aisles of any supermarket will demonstrate the strong consumer demand for protein. From cereals to snacks, from bars to beverages, the increasing number of mainstream brands focusing on protein inclusion and promotion on their labels is a testament to consumer interest in this macronutrient. In fact, according to the International Food Information Council Foundation (IFIC), 58 percent of consumers consider protein when making decisions about food purchases.

  • What Is OEE, How Do You Determine It, And What Should You Do With It?
    What Is OEE, How Do You Determine It, And What Should You Do With It?

    It's a simple concept, but an ongoing challenge; you need to do more with less. Your customers, the ones who pay hard-earned cash for your products, tell you so daily. You know in your gut that constantly improving efficiency is the only way you can stay ahead of your competition. Every day is do or die. Every little bit is important. Too many people look at a couple points gained and think "Peanuts. It can't amount to much in the overall scheme of things." Wrong. Each 2 percent point gain adds an extra week, or more, of annual production for free.

  • BoDeans Baking Group Maintains Top Food Safety Certifications With Allergen Control Best Practices
    BoDeans Baking Group Maintains Top Food Safety Certifications With Allergen Control Best Practices

    Most food manufacturers would say their top priority is creating great products that consumers can’t get enough of. The layman might assume that a food manufacturer’s number one goal is all about flavor and high-quality ingredients. But, there’s something that trumps even those key elements of food manufacturing: allergen controls.

  • Altering Food Or Packaging To Reduce Risks Has Its Own Dangers
    Altering Food Or Packaging To Reduce Risks Has Its Own Dangers

    Activists are renewing their attacks on components of canned products and also are seeking to ban a list of flavors found in food. These efforts remind me of infomercials urging viewers to take a chance on a product with a “30-day, no-risk, money-back guarantee.” Is anything ever “no-risk?” The answer is no.

  • Food Blending & Mixing 101: How The Right Processes Create Your Ideal Product
    Food Blending & Mixing 101: How The Right Processes Create Your Ideal Product

    Food blending and mixing processes are here to stay. The growth of dairy, chemical, and food reconstitution has forced food product offerings to evolve into what they are today. If the customer isn’t reconstituting, they are probably adding ingredients or batching different recipes. That said, versatility and speed are the two most important factors that manufacturers must address in the blending and mixing sector.

  • Sanitary Mixer Design: Factors To Improve Productivity And Decrease Costs
    Sanitary Mixer Design: Factors To Improve Productivity And Decrease Costs

    It’s time to come clean; sanitary mixer impeller design can be very difficult. This article aims to provide a few pointers for purchasing food-grade mixing machines, including ways identify the critical issues of mixing equipment and suggestions to narrow down the design and ensure a smooth cleaning experience.

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FOOD MIXING PRODUCTS

AMPCO AC+ DRY BLENDER 4329 AMPCO AC+ DRY BLENDER 4329

Rental blenders available for a nominal monthly fee. Test the AC+ dry blender in your facility to ensure it works well in your current system.

AMPCO AC+ DRY BLENDER 2116 AMPCO AC+ DRY BLENDER 2116

The AC+ Dry Blender uses the proven design of a tube within a tube and a centrifugal pump, but with the improved shaft and threaded impeller nut construction of the AC+ pump.

AMPCO AC+ DRY BLENDER 2116 SYSTEM AMPCO AC+ DRY BLENDER 2116 SYSTEM

AC+Dry Blender 2116 System is easily integrated into existing systems. All wetted components are 316L stainless steel. Blenders run up to 25 feet of discharge pressure. Pressures above 25 feet require a discharge pump. Hoppers are available in 60°, 304 stainless steel.

Food Processing High Shear Blenders – SB Series Food Processing High Shear Blenders – SB Series

Mixing is becoming increasingly important in the widest variety of processes. Today’s products often comprise a magnitude of ingredients such as stabilizers, thickeners, gums, sugars and other additives. This offers a challenge to customers to provide a consistent blend quality in the most efficient manner. SB Series food processing high shear blenders can help with these challenges.

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ABOUT FOOD MIXING

Industrial food mixing usually refers to the process of combining two or more separate components to produce a certain level of homogeneity. Mixing is often an interchangeable term with blending. However, where blending is typically a gentler process, mixing can combine ingredients at more aggressive rates to create a homogenous mixture. Most processed foods start with a mixing process to achieve physiognomies that are imperative to the final product like homogeneity, texture, temperature, and structure.

The key objective of industrial food mixing is to have unvarying distribution (homogeneity) in the product. Typically, the homogenization consists of particle size reduction, which is achieved by the action of shearing forces. Homogenization is most-commonly known in the processing of milk.

Different products have different objectives, such as creating a stable emulsion. An emulsion is a product of mixing two immiscible liquids. Common examples in food processing would be creams, soups, sauces, mayonnaise, and margarines.

Industrial food mixing equipment is offered in various styles. The style that your food-making operation needs will be based on many different factors, such as, but not limited to: what is being mixed, desired viscosity, desired particle reduction, batch size, the facility’s available manufacturing space, energy costs, discharging options, cleaning, and sanitation options.

The most-common styles of industrial mixing equipment are:

  • High-Shear Mixers — disperse one ingredient into a main, continuous ingredient (liquid) which typically would be immiscible. A rotor and stator, or an arrangement of rotors and stators, is used either in a tank holding the solution or in a pipe where the solution would pass through to create shear.
    • Batch High-Shear Mixers — ingredients to be mixed are fed from the top into a mixing vessel. These are typically used when larger volume and quicker processing is required.
    • Inline High-Shear Mixers — the rotor-stator arrangement is contained in a housing with an intake at one end and discharge at the other. Ingredients are drawn through a pump array in a continuous stream. They offer a more-controlled mixing atmosphere, require less floor space, and can be part of a continuous process.
  • Heavy-Duty Mixers — these mixers are for highly-viscous materials such as dough, peanut butter, confectionary syrups, beverages, sauces, and pastes.
    • Dual- or Multiple-Shaft Mixers — these mixers have an array of two or more independently-driven agitators working together. Typically, one is a slow-paced agitator to continually move the bulk of the material (two-wing or three-wing anchor blades) and high-shear mixers to continually mix the batch to the desired consistency. Often times, it could be the combination of two paddle-style impellers.
    • Planetary And Double-Planetary Mixers — both of these can have helical-finger style blades or rectangular stirrer blades. They are used when a mix requires no air being whipped into the mixture. These mixers rotate and move all around the mix container passing through the entire batch. An example of when a dual-planetary mixer would be used is if you were mixing butter, large blocks of cream cheese, and various viscous ingredients together.

 

 

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FOOD MIXING MULTIMEDIA

Achieve Energy Efficiency With Mixing Technologies Achieve Energy Efficiency With Mixing Technologies

Rick Earley, National Sales Manager, Admix took some time out at Pack EXPO 2014 to talk about how manufacturers can achieve energy efficiency and sustainability with mixing technologies. 

Food Mixing, Blending & Dispersion Equipment Food Mixing, Blending & Dispersion Equipment

An overview of the full range of equipment used in the manufacturing of food products. Included are dry blenders as well as low viscosity and high viscosity fluids mixers and dispersers. The operating theory of each unit and typical application examples are reviewed.

Video: Food Processing Material Handling Automation Video: Food Processing Material Handling Automation

This video animation views K-Tron's food processing and material handling process from railcar to end product extrusion.

Video: Smart Weigh Belt Feeder (SWB) Video: Smart Weigh Belt Feeder (SWB)

This video from K-Tron highlights how the Smart Weigh Belt feeder offers ease of use with auto belt tracking, improved belt tracking, and belt changing.

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