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Beverage production has become more challenging with the increased popularity of sport, nutraceutical and other healthy beverages that can no longer be produced economically with conventional mixing technology.

Enter Admix. Our sanitary mixing technology has been utilized for decades to streamline beverage processing and we continue to innovate our products to accommodate new formulas and applications.

As the beverage industry has evolved, we've worked with manufacturers to produce numerous beverage types including:
  • Enriched/Functional Water     
  • Carbonated Drinks
  • Protein Drinks
  • Sport Drinks
  • Energy Drinks
  • Flavored Milk
  • Drink Bases, Syrups, Concentrates  
  • Nutraceuticals
  • Vegetable/Fruit Juices/Smoothies
  • Flavored Water
  • Tea
  • Bar Mixes
And our test lab has extensive experience with countless ingredients such as:
  • Acesulfame K
  • Aspartame
  • Caffeine
  • Calcium
  • Casienates
  • Citric Acid
  • CMC
  • Flavor Concentrates  
If the following issues are negatively impacting your operations and bottom line, we'd love to help.

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Beverage Processing FAQs

Fastfeed Powder Induction System
I need to reduce my batch times and improve operator safety. How can you help me?
The Fastfeed powder induction and dispersion system inducts powders and liquids directly into the liquid stream that is filling your blend tank. This means that you eliminate multiple premix/side batches that entrain air, waste time, create inconsistent batches, require operators to dump bags from elevated decks, and create dust clouds. 

Batch times are typically cut in half and operator injuries from climbing steps are eliminated. Gone are the dust plumes from powder being dumped into an open top tank, and air entrainment is eliminated too, since mixing takes place inline rather than in an open top tank.

DynaShear inline disperser
We run product through multiple passes in a high pressure homogenizer, but still can't filter out lumps and fisheyes. Is there a better way?
For inline continuous processing, the DynaShear inline disperser and Boston Shearmill inline homogenizer provide tight emulsions. Typical droplet size with the DynaShear is 2-3 microns and as fine as 0.5 microns with the Boston Shearmill.Boston Shearmill Inline Homogenizer

These workhorses break down tough fisheyes in a single pass, deagglomerate a fluid stream to eliminate clogged strainers and wasted raw material, and reduce the number of homogenizer passes required or eliminate them altogether. Designed to run 24/7, both DynaShear and the Boston Shearmill meet 3-A Sanitary Standard #36-01.

RotoMAXX II low-shear agitatorWe need simple tank agitation at various volumes. What does Admix offer?
The Rotomixx and RotoMAXX II both offer in-tank agitation in all stainless steel construction. Rotomixx is a portable batch mixer and the RotoMAXX II low-shear agitator can accommodate volumes up to 60,000 gallons. Both provide simple blending for miscible fluids, solids incorporation and dispersion, and maintain suspensions. Both meet 3-A Sanitary Standard #73-01.

Rotosolver High Shear Batch MixerWhile dispersing hard-to-wet powders, how can I avoid rafting on the top of the vessel?
The Rotosolver high shear batch mixer combines both high flow and high shear with just enough vortex to draw the rafting ingredients down into the high shear mixing zone. It is easy-to-clean, CIP, and meets 3-A Sanitary Standard #73-01.

Our R&D team is constantly developing new formulas and experimenting with production methods. Does Admix have lab equipment and scale-up services?
The BenchMix high shear lab mixer can be configured with Rotomixx, Rotosolver and Rotostat heads for the greatest flexibility and accurate scale-up to full production. 

We also offer free ingredient testing in our 2,500 square foot pilot lab, and are so confident in our scale-up methods that we provide a process assurance warranty with every mixer we install.

Beverage Processing Primer

Beverage Processing TipsThe Admix Primer on Beverage Mixing & Blending offers useful information on processing beverage ingredients, production issues, and mixing technologies. We identify mixing applications and offer solutions to reduce cost while increasing efficiency and quality. 

Contact us to get a free copy and see how Admix mixing expertise can improve your beverage processing!