Mixing Equipment for the Beverage Industry

Mixing Equipment for the Beverage Industry

The Beverage Industry

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 mixers have 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:

Dynashear inline mixer – this system’s 3-A compliant design enables you to prevent premature plate heat exchanger burn-on, clogged strainers, and mid-day flushouts or mini-CIPs resulting from undispersed ingredients and stabilizers. Designed for 24/7 operation, it offers flow rates up to 175 GPM and seal pressure ratings up to 450 PSI at 400° F. Install the Admix Dynashear two-stage high speed disperser immediately upstream of the HTST balance tank to guarantee no agglomerates or fisheyes. Watch the new Dynashear video!

Fastfeed powder induction system – if you need 100% dispersion of proteins, gums, starches, vitamins, fiber, sweeteners, stabilizers, emulsifiers, flavors, and colors, look no further than the Fastfeed. This system instantly wets, disperses, and hydrates these popular ingredients in a single pass with no clumps or foam as it is filling your batch tank. Plus you get controlled feed rates up to 450 pounds per minute from the safety of floor level. See the latest Fastfeed video to learn how it can help your operations.

The Rotosolver high shear mixer is our flagship product with thousands of installations at food and beverage processing plants around the world.For production lines requiring 100% wetting out of powders, the Rotosolver’s patented 3-A compliant design is easy-to-clean and provides higher overall shear rates, improved dispersion, and reduced energy consumption for volumes up to 10,000 gallons.

The Rotosolver outperforms competitors in key performance areas. For various applications, it has delivered up to:

  • 50% less energy consumption
  • 600% higher flow rates
  • 20% higher tip speeds
  • 6 times more throughput than conventional mixers

The 3-A compliant Boston Shearmill wet mill/homogenizer outperforms conventional shear pumps and colloid mills and provides very high throughputs at extreme shear rates. Inline rotor-stator machines deliver 24/7 operation; reduce solids particles with minimal dust formation; and withstand uneven flow patterns, jolts, and pressure fluctuations. And for milling of soft particles to <1 micron, or hard particles down to 1-2 microns, the shearmill produces superior particle size reduction, often in a single pass at high production rates.

Admix pre-/post-sale services – whether you send a sample for free lab testing, order a trial unit for unlimited on-site testing, or need an in-plant audit or spare parts, we’re here to help. Before and after the sale, Admix has programs that allow you to test new ingredients, formulas, and applications and extend the life of your mixer in order to lower your total cost of ownership

Featured Videos

 

Beverage Processing FAQs

 

In this video, Admix talks about several frequently asked questions. Just go to the appropriate frame for the answer you’re after, or view the entire video!

 

What sets your equipment apart from other suppliers? 0:13

How does Admix address the need for various size batches and maintain scalability? 2:47

Continuous processing is a trend that has gained significant momentum over the last couple years. How does Admix address this trend? 3:54

How does Admix identify and relieve a manufacturer’s process pain points with its mixing technology? 5:32

 

Rotosolver High Shear Batch Mixer

The Rotosolver high shear batch mixer combines good product motion and intense mixing vortex control with efficient pumping blades and a high shear mixing region to break down agglomerates and reduce rafting. It is easy-to-clean, CIP, and meets 3-A Sanitary Standard #73-01.

 

Benchmix benchtop lab mixer

Yes! We’ll test your ingredient and application in our fully equipped pilot lab at no charge. You can also consider the Benchmix benchtop lab mixer, which can be configured with Rotosolver and Rotostat heads for maximum flexibility and scale-up to full production.

Want to do unlimited full production run testing at your own facility? Our in-plant trial program allows you to do it for 14 days. Plus, we’re so confident in our scale-up methods that we provide a process assurance warranty with all our equipment.

 

Fastfeed powder induction system
Absolutely. The Fastfeed powder induction and dispersion system inducts powders and liquids directly into the liquid stream that fills your blend tank at controlled feed rates up to 450 lbs/minute, resulting in batch times that are typically cut in half. Operator injuries from climbing steps, along with inconsistent batches, dust plumes, and air entrainment are eliminated too, since mixing takes place inline rather than in an open top tank.

In addition, the Optifeed and PIC systems provide inline continuous powder dispersion up to 200 lbs/minute and are ideal for higher viscosities. Another option is the VacuShear system, which is specifically designed to convey granular to fine powders at high flow rates into a vacuum rated, CIP-capable mix station.

 

 

Dynashear inline disperserBoston Shearmill Inline Homogenizer

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.

These workhorses break down tough fisheyes in a single pass, and deagglomerate a fluid stream to save filter cleaning and wasted raw material. Designed to run 24/7, both Dynashear and the Boston Shearmill meet 3-A Sanitary Standard #36-01.

 

 

We sure can. The Rotomixx low-speed agitator is portable and can accommodate various tank volumes, and the RotoMAXX II low shear agitator can handle volumes up to 60,000 gallons. Both agitators are an all-stainless steel design, provide simple blending for miscible fluids, solids incorporation and dispersion, can maintain a suspension, and meet 3-A Sanitary Standard #73-01.

 

Beverage Processing Primer

The 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!