Years ago, people grew up with homemade candy available from local shops that made it fresh or occasionally brought in manufactured confections. Today, there is a great demand for confections worldwide, often having identical or similar recipes across regions.
These recipes require a level of consistency that is not achievable without strict process. Many mixing processes are involved in the creation of confections, from simple blending of slurries to dispersion of flavors and colors to the creation of smooth cream fillings and agglomerate-free coatings.
We make a simple liquid-liquid blend of flavors and/or colors in a fluid stream. We also need to heat or cool a liquid streams. What does Admix offer for these processes?
The Admixer static blender delivers continuous processing with no moving parts and is great for handling jellies and viscous mixing needs. It offers side stream injectors, heat transfer and temperature control with jackets. It has easy-to-clean removable elements and specially polished finishes, and meets 3-A Sanitary Standard #35-04.
We produce liquid slurries in large volumes and sometimes need to increase the solids content in sugar slurries. What does Admix offer for this?
We have to run product through multiple passes in a high pressure homogenizer to filter out lumps and fisheyes. We also do several passes to finish refine our product before the packaging and filler machines. Is there an easier way?
Absolutely. For continuous processing, the DynaShear inline disperser and Boston Shearmill inline wet mill both provide tight emulsions. Typical droplet size with the DynaShear is 2-3 microns and as fine as 0.5 microns with the Boston Shearmill. They break down tough fisheyes in a single pass and deagglomerate a fluid stream to save filter cleaning and wasted raw material. Both are designed to run 24/7 and meet 3-A Sanitary Standard #36-01.
I need a safer way to incorporate powders. What does Admix offer?
The VacuShear system inducts powders or liquids under vacuum. It provides high shear mixing for immediate powder dispersion and vacuum deaeration for the best finished product. Where air entrainment is not a concern, the Fastfeed powder induction system along with our Optifeed and PIC systems provide inline continuous powder disperion at powder feed rates up to 450 lbs/min on a single pass.