The Cereal Industry
Consumers demand more benefits from standard food stuffs. And with the global breakfast cereal market expected to reach over $43 billion by 2019, processors need to deliver cereals in a variety of flavors, colors and shapes while providing balanced nutrition. These needs are fulfilled with innovative recipes, high quality ingredients and vitamin/mineral fortification.
A range of mixing processes are involved in this industry, from simple blending of flavors and colors to the creation of smooth dispersions of hard-to-wet-out powders. Sustainability is driving the industry to eliminate waste, and Admix processing equipment allows you to do just that, reclaiming out-of-spec product instead of discarding it.
Admix offers a broad range of mixing technologies, along with years of mixing industry experience, to help create the best final products rapidly and cost-effectively.
See how the Rotosolver high shear mixer quickly and efficiently creates a smooth slurry from carboxymethyl cellulose (CMC), a popular coating agent in cereals.
Cereal Processing Equipment Q&A
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
We want to blend two miscible liquids in a continuous process, and also need to heat or cool a liquid stream. Can we get consistent color/flavor dispersion for our concentrate with minimal maintenance?
The Admixer static blender delivers continuous processing with no moving parts. It offers side stream injectors, heat transfer and temperature control with jackets. It has easy-to-clean removable components and specially polished finishes, and meets 3-A sanitary standard #35-04.
Is there a way to reduce waste by recovering/reclaiming out-of-spec product while effectively breaking down fruits as a flavoring or filling?
The Boston Shearmill inline wet mill can rework out-of-spec product and mill it into a slurry that can be reused upstream. Also, the Rotostat rotor-stator mixer provides bulk tank motion without an in-tank bearing frame or supporting arms so product flow is not impacted.
I need to concentrate the solids level in my batches while reducing mixing times, controlling costs, and also preventing fisheyes, agglomerates, and rafting on the top of the vessel. How do I do this when trying to disperse hard-to-wet powders?
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.
Our R&D team is always developing new formulas and experimenting with new production methods. Plus our ingredients are expensive and testing large volumes really adds up. Does Admix offer lab and scale-up services?
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.
I need a safe, effective way to incorporate powders into liquids with the goals of reducing batch times, air entrainment, and dusting and improving overall operator safety. Can Admix help?
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.
We have to run product through multiple passes in a high pressure homogenizer to filter out lumps and further refine our product before packaging and filler machines. Is there a more efficient 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.
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.