Prepared foods is one of the highest-performing segments in the entire food industry. From natural and organic offerings, to fresh, refrigerated, and frozen ready-to-eat meals, thousands of new formulas and applications are being used every day by today’s food processors. For the last 25 years, Admix has been helping these food processors satisfy consumer demands.
Admix sanitary food mixers meet the strictest hygienic standards and offer state-of-the-art, all-stainless steel technology designed to reduce costs and improve productivity. Whether it’s frozen foods,tomato products, cereals, confections or dressings, gravies and sauces, our applications team customize your mixing equipment to achieve optimum results. We have processed countless ingredients and will customize a solution that maximizes your bottom line.
Want to see our equipment in action or take it for a test drive? Our comprehensive mixing equipment services can improve your process and bottom line today.
- Get a customized quote
- Schedule free formula testing in our lab
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- Learn about our trial program incentives or request an onsite demo
- Get guaranteed scale-up with a process assurance warranty to ensure your product is to made to spec and goes to market faster
If ingredient, process, sanitation, or maintenance issues are negatively impacting your operations, we have the experience to help. Get higher yields and smoother processing by letting us solve challenges including:
- Slow batch times
- Lumps, clumps, or fisheyes
- Clogged strainers
- Inconsistent powder incorporation
- Batch-to-batch inconsistencies
- Inefficiencies dispersing more powder into less water
- Air entrainment
- Operator injuries/safety considerations
Processing Equipment and Services for Prepared Foods
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. See how it works and get a free quote today.
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Applies to select configurations of the DS 425 and DS 575 models.
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.
See the Rotosolver high shear mixer in action as it completely disperses Xanthan gum in just 5 minutes.
Prepared Foods FAQs
I'm comparing many different mixing and processing solutions. Can you tell me more about Admix mixers in general? What does Admix bring to the table?
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.