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Batch Mixers

Background

Blentech batch mixers can heat, mix, blend, cook, cool and chill. Horizontal agitation is a highly effective means of blending a wide assortment of products; from dry powders to low viscosity liquid products to high viscosity meat emulsions. Horizontal mixers blend products in multiple dimensions; lifting and folding the batch while stirring it about the vessel trough. Our vast blending expertise allows us to identify ideal mixer configuration for any application. Batch mixers are available in single and dual agitator models with a variety of agitator configurations to match your particular processing requirements.


Single Agitator Mixer A single agitator mixer is suitable for mixing dry powders and liquid products with particulates. It has a specially designed agitator for balanced conveyance and fluidized mixing.

Twin Agitator Mixer Twin agitator mixers are suitable for applications for which increased blending and folding action is required. Viscous, sticky products tend to “cylinder” or travel with a single agitator. Twin agitators force motion in the batch disrupting the “cylindering” effect. This is done by reversing the agitator motion to break up the product. Increased shear promotes protein extraction that is a beneficial outcome when blending meat products. The intermeshing dual agitator configuration is ideal for raw meat blends for minimizing fat smear.

Highlights

Uniform Mixing
  • Agitator designs provide:
    • Smooth circular movement of the product
    • Preserved particulate integrity on the most delicate products
    • Uniform incorporation of utilities for heating/cooling/chilling
    • Effective vacuum or cryogenic removal of heat energy
Improved Yields
  • Improved discharge % resulting in high yield batches
Integration
  • Complete PLC automation and integration to work with Blentech and OEM equipment.
  • Integrated Weight Management System.
  • Integrated Emulsification/Chopping System.
  • Gantt Chart, P&ID, Process Timing Development.
Controls & Automation
  • Automated, PLC controlled cryogen delivery system
  • Fluid delivery system for unique applications (e.g. seed sprouting/germination).
Versatility
  • Interchangeable agitator types to increase product range capability on same machine.
  • Specially designed blenders for mashed potato blending, ultra heavy-duty mixers for forming and IQF ingredient blending.
Durability
  • Robust design engineered for maximum life
  • Reduced spare parts, repairs, and maintenance requirements
Sanitary Design
  • Easy disassemble/reassemble seal system for fast and easy cleaning and sanitation
Utilities
  • Customizable voltage and frequency for all installations

Applications

Core Applications
  • Dry Ingredient Blending (spice blends, soup mixes)
  • Diced Vegetables
  • Sprouting Seeds
  • Granola/Energy Bar Blends
  • Soups & Sauces (low-high viscosity)
  • Dips& Spreads
  • Cheese Blends
  • Fruit/Vegetable Concentrates
  • Ground Meat Blends
  • Sausage/Deli Meat Emulsions
  • Meat and Fruit Pastry Fillings
  • Flaked Potato Hydration
  • Dough Blends
  • Batter
Modes of Operation
  • Blending
  • Heating
  • Cooking
  • Cooling
  • Protein Extraction
  • Vacuum Cooking/Cooling/Chilling
  • Evaporation/Concentration
  • Hydration
  • Sprouting/Germination
  • Cryogenic Chilling for Forming Meat Products

We have found the Blentech cooker to be more versatile than our standard cooking kettles. Our yields and product quality are excellent with the Blentech technology and the cycle times exceeded our expectations! The robust construction of Blentech equipment is unparalleled..

Bruce Cihonski
of Tyson Foods

Blentech Gets Published!

Blentech is published in "Thermal Processing of Ready-to-Eat Meat Products."

By: Darrell Horn and Daniel Voit