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The Meat & Poultry Industry

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Most meat and poultry mixing applications involve a brine, pickle, cure or marinade using salt, phosphates and a combination of spices, hydrocolloids, or honey, acting as flavoring, binding or emulsifying agents. Some ingredients provide antimicrobial capability while others use encapsulation technology to release their functionality over time. 

High shear mixer for meat and poultry processors

Since 1989, Admix has led the meat processing industry with continuous innovation in mixing equipment with products like the Rotosolver RXRS, which provides the highest rate of ingredient functionality for meat and poultry applications while drastically reducing maintenance.

Not only does the RXRS meet the demand for heavier, thicker marinades and glazes, it often provides yield increases between 2-6% by ensuring full ingredient functionality.

Admix also offers Brine Room Technology which includes high shear brine make-up mixers designed to wet out and incorporate gums, spices and other solids. Our stainless sanitary batch mixers are ideal for suspending and holding a brine and marinade slurry after make-up and pre-pumping to injectors or tumblers, especially with all of the non-dissolving ingredients being used today that quickly separate and settle.

In addition to the RXRS, our Fastfeed system for meat and poultry processors provides inline simultaneous powder induction (up to 160 lbs/minute) and dispersion for any size batch. This system applies high shear inline and existing tanks simply act as slow speed holding tanks, no longer requiring in-tank high shear mixers.

Get a free quote or test your ingredient in our lab for free to begin recognizing higher yields and a lower total cost of ownership.

We also offer a robust trial program, which allows you to test the benefits of Admix innovation with your formulas, in your plant.

Meat and Poultry Processing FAQs

Meat and poultry processing equipmentHow can I lower my overall cost of mixer ownership and reduce my downtime with simplified maintenance?
The Rotosolver RXRS is designed specifically for meat & poultry processors. It combines the Rotosolver high shear mixing technology with a low maintenance bearing frame design at drastically reduced RPM. The sealed drive assembly eliminates water intrusion and stands up to the toughest washdown environments.

My 
brine solution has only salt, phosphates, honey, and spices. Do I need high shear? 
The high shear Rotosolver always provides a faster, more consistent blend, and will totally dissolve phosphates in 1-2 minutes. In addition, the Rotomixx low shear portable agitator works well to maintain these high shear-created batches downstream in your holding tanks.

Rotosolver high shear batch mixer
My new poultry marinade has soy protein isolates which tend to float and form fisheyes. Can Admix prevent this? The Rotosolver forms a substantial vortex which quickly sucks in powders that tend to float. The high shear head will then quickly disperse the particles and eliminate fisheyes.

We want to increase moisture retention and yields with carrageenan and food starch. Can Admix equipment process them as easily as soy protein? The Rotosolver is extremely effective in quickly dispersing cellulose gums, and promotes excellent hydration of gum to maximize viscosity control and functionality.

RotoMAXX II low shear agitatorWe only need agitation (not shear) to keep our brine in suspension after we make it up, and before we draw it off to pump to the injectors or tumblers. What does Admix have for this? Once brine is made, it should be pumped to a second tank for suspension and holding until pumped to injectors or tumblers. Our RotoMAXX II can be used to suspend brine in tanks with capacities up to 60,000 gallons.

The USDA inspector tagged our painted mixers due to paint chipping off of frames and motors. Can you help?
All Admix mixers, including Rotosolver or Rotomixx, feature a completely paint- and corrosion-free design that uses all stainless steel components and meets USDA-AMS specifications.

We handle over 2,000 pounds of phosphates a day with our brine. Is there an ergonomic way to get this into solution faster than dumping 50-lb bags? The Optifeed OES-VPI powder induction system features a large hopper to feed powders ergonomically at ground level, eliminating the need to climb. Powder feed rates up to 150 lbs/minute are achieved even as viscosity builds with thicker glazes and marinades.

Fastfeed powder induction system for meat and poultry processorsWe make various size batches and also experience maintenance issues with our in-tank high shear mixers. How can you help?  Our Fastfeed for meat and poultry provides inline simultaneous powder induction (up to 160 lbs/minute) and dispersion for any size batch. The high shear is applied inline and tanks act as slow speed "hold" tank mixers, no longer requiring in-tank high shear mixers.