Mixing Equipment for the Food Industry

Mixing Equipment for the Food Industry

Food & Beverage Industry

The food industry is forever changing, driven by the demands of savvy, health-conscious consumers. With 25+ years of application experience, Admix works with food processors to stay on the leading edge to deliver innovative sanitary mixers that meet strict 3-A and USDA hygienic standards. Our industrial mixing equipment offers all-stainless steel, energy-efficient designs that reduce costs and improve productivity.

Whether it’s prepared foodsbeveragesdairymeat and poultryconfections or dressings and sauces, Admix experts provide customized solutions that achieve optimal results. Our mixing portfolio and applications and ingredient experience will reduce your total cost of ownership and positively impact your bottom line.

Featured Products

The Rotosolver high shear mixer is our flagship product with thousands of installations at food and beverage processing plants around the world. If your production line requires 100% wetting out of powders, and an easy-to-clean design that meets 3-A sanitary requirements, the Rotosolver is the solution. The Rotosolver design includes two additional shear zones providing 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 Fastfeed powder induction and dispersion system inducts, wets, and disperses ingredients instantly eliminating agglomerates. Proteins, gums, starches, vitamins, fiber, sweeteners, stabilizers, emulsifiers, flavors, and colors are dispersed at rates up to 450 pounds per minute in a single pass. It consumes up to 70% less energy than conventional tank mixers and batch-to-batch inconsistencies are eliminated as powders are introduced at the same rate every time. Batch times and air entrainment are also reduced because powders. Dust from dumping powders into open top tanks is also eliminated.Operator safety is also enhanced as powders are added from the safety of floor level.  See how the Fastfeed can improve your product quality in half the time with less energy.

The DynaShear inline high speed emulsifier disperses gums, stabilizers, proteins and sweeteners in a single pass delivering batch times as low as 3-5 minutes and less air entrainment. With flow rates up to 175 GPM, the 3-A compliant DynaShear delivers smooth product every time with no fisheyes or agglomerates. The two-stage rotor/stator action allows processors to run longer and CIP less frequently. When installed upstream of inline strainers or HTST balance tanks, the DynaShear improves your process, preventing clogged strainers and extending the life of pumps, valves, and seals. Lower your maintenance costs and total cost of ownership today!

 

Mixing/Processing Problems Solved

If ingredient, process, sanitary, or maintenance issues are a concern, we can help. Get a customized quote to begin getting higher yields and solve challenges such as:

  • Slow batch times
  • Lumps, clumps, or fisheyes
  • Clogged strainers
  • Inconsistent powder incorporation
  • Batch-to-batch inconsistencies
  • Inefficiencies dispersing more powder into less water
  • Dusting
  • Air entrainment
  • Operator injuries/safety considerations

 

Featured Video

See how our sanitary mixers work across different types of ingredients by visiting the Admix video library. Below check out how our Rotosolver high shear mixer quickly disperses carboxymethyl cellulose (CMC), a popular thickener and stabilizer in foods, especially gluten-free or reduced fat recipes.

 

Foods and Beverage 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

 

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.

 

 

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.

 

 

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.

 

 

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.

 


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.

 

 

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.