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 and manufactures custom designed mixing machines for the Pasta Industry. By Marion Mixers
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
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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:
In alignment with Marion Mixers expanding product and service capabilities, the enterprise announced recently that it has changed its name to Marion Process Solutions.
PX introduces the new SanStar SSi (Stainless Steel inline) sanitary mixer from its Lightnin brand.
Ross introduces a new line of Model 42C Cylindrical Ribbon Blenders designed to mix dry powders, wet granulations and paste-like materials with densities up to 100 lb/cu.ft. Available in many sizes from 1/2 to 1,000 cu.ft. working capacity, Cylindrical Ribbon Blenders can be built for atmospheric, full vacuum or internal pressure operation. A full range of standard, heavy-duty and sanitary models are offered.
Endress+Hauser releases the Liquipoint FTW33 point level switch for liquids. Designed for hygienic processes, the FTW33 meets FDArequirementsaswellas3ASanitaryStandardNumber 74.
Ross offers customizable Multi-Shaft Mixers for processing solid-liquid dispersions, solutions and emulsions over a wide range of viscosities.