Food Blending Equipment, Bulk Blending, Dry Blending and Blending Machines news and information Food Blending Equipment, Bulk Blending, Dry Blending and Blending Machines news and information

FOOD BLENDING CASE STUDIES

  • Progressing Cavity Pump Solves Long-Term Dairy Product Pumping Problem
    Progressing Cavity Pump Solves Long-Term Dairy Product Pumping Problem

    For a major, Wisconsin-based dairy products company, a progressing cavity pump handled the difficult task of transferring sweetened condensed milk out of flash coolers — solving a 25-year-old pumping problem. The NEMO pump provided by NETZSCH features a flexible rod design that eliminates the need for lubrication and protection against mechanical damage or corrosion. Since its installation, the pump has significantly reduced pump downtime, resulting in time, labor, and money savings.

  • Traditional Medicinals Find The Answer To Move Blended Product Gently
    Traditional Medicinals Find The Answer To Move Blended Product Gently

    With over 34 years in the herbal supplement arena, Traditional Medicinals has combined the ancient art of traditional formulating with the most modern scientific methods of quality assurance and production, and remains dedicated to preserving earth’s natural resources, both human and natural.

  • Edward B. Beharry & Co. Ltd. Utilizes Unique Mixer And Mills To Spice Things Up

    With over 30 years of continued success with Kemutec Powder Technologies fine grinding and sifting equipment, the Edward B. Beharry & Co. Ltd. returned to Kemutec to refit their Georgetown, Guyana plant. Seeking ISO accreditation for their spice manufacturing process, they needed to automate and modernize their existing plant equipment while maintaining their high quality finished products. By Kemutec Powder Technologies

  • Blender Loading System Upgrade Meets New Production Requirements

    Desired increases in production rates and some changes in products forced a major food processor and packager in the Northeast to consider upgrading some of its material handling and processing operations. By VAC-U-MAX

  • Innovative Vacuum Blender Doubles as a Highly Efficient Extraction Unit
    Innovative Vacuum Blender Doubles as a Highly Efficient Extraction Unit

    Oleoresin extraction, the starting point for many varieties of flavor development, is a long, labor-intensive and costly process...

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FOOD BLENDING WHITE PAPERS & ARTICLES

  • BoDeans Baking Group Maintains Top Food Safety Certifications With Allergen Control Best Practices
    BoDeans Baking Group Maintains Top Food Safety Certifications With Allergen Control Best Practices

    Most food manufacturers would say their top priority is creating great products that consumers can’t get enough of. The layman might assume that a food manufacturer’s number one goal is all about flavor and high-quality ingredients. But, there’s something that trumps even those key elements of food manufacturing: allergen controls.

  • Food Blending & Mixing 101: How The Right Processes Create Your Ideal Product
    Food Blending & Mixing 101: How The Right Processes Create Your Ideal Product

    Food blending and mixing processes are here to stay. The growth of dairy, chemical, and food reconstitution has forced food product offerings to evolve into what they are today. If the customer isn’t reconstituting, they are probably adding ingredients or batching different recipes. That said, versatility and speed are the two most important factors that manufacturers must address in the blending and mixing sector.

  • Sanitary Mixer Design: Factors To Improve Productivity And Decrease Costs
    Sanitary Mixer Design: Factors To Improve Productivity And Decrease Costs

    It’s time to come clean; sanitary mixer impeller design can be very difficult. This article aims to provide a few pointers for purchasing food-grade mixing machines, including ways identify the critical issues of mixing equipment and suggestions to narrow down the design and ensure a smooth cleaning experience.

  • Efficiencies In Powder Dispersion For Manufacturers
    Efficiencies In Powder Dispersion For Manufacturers

    The inability to uniformly disperse powders into a liquid batch within a practical amount of time is an all-too-common mixing problem that impacts productivity, labor costs, and power consumption. This white paper explores five tips for dispersing powders into liquid more efficiently.

  • K-Tron Delivers Accurate Powder Blends To Roasted Peppers
    K-Tron Delivers Accurate Powder Blends To Roasted Peppers

    Established in 1922, the Mancini Packing Company located in Zolfo Springs, Florida, has been providing premium quality roasted and fried bell peppers to the United States market for decades. By Sharon Nowak, Business Development Manager for Food and Pharmaceutical, K-Tron

  • How A Process Control System Can Help Increase Profits
    How A Process Control System Can Help Increase Profits

    Creating an efficient mixing or blending system is a balancing act. Throughput must be balanced against batch size, agitator sizes, motor sizes, shear and tip speeds, viscosity, the thermal capacity of your product, energy costs, labor costs…and many other variables.

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FOOD BLENDING PRODUCTS

Ribbon Blenders Ribbon Blenders

Ross manufactures a range of sizes from ½ through 515 cu.ft. working capacity. Ross blenders are supplied with several agitator design possibilities including continuous or cut-out ribbons for center or end discharge, a paddle design is also offered for shear sensitive blending applications.

Pet Food Processing Pet Food Processing

K-Tron feeders are used for a variety of applications within the pet food manufacturing process. Screw feeders (both volumetric and loss-in-weight), liquid loss-in-weight, and weigh belt feeders are used for metering and high accuracy feeding of ingredients into a mixer (batch or continuous), an extruder, and before the packaging line.

Cylindrical Ribbon Blenders: Model 42C Cylindrical Ribbon Blenders: Model 42C

The new line of Model 42C Cylindrical Ribbon Blenders are designed to mix dry powders, wet granulations and paste-like materials with densities up to 100 lb/cu.ft. Available in many sizes from 1/2 to 1,000 cu.ft. working capacity, Cylindrical Ribbon Blenders can be built for atmospheric, full vacuum or internal pressure operation. A full range of standard, heavy-duty and sanitary models are offered.

Food Processing High Shear Blenders – SB Series Food Processing High Shear Blenders – SB Series

Mixing is becoming increasingly important in the widest variety of processes. Today’s products often comprise a magnitude of ingredients such as stabilizers, thickeners, gums, sugars and other additives. This offers a challenge to customers to provide a consistent blend quality in the most efficient manner. SB Series food processing high shear blenders can help with these challenges.

Extruder Equipment for Micro Encapsulation Extruder Equipment for Micro Encapsulation

Coperion has long years of experience and extensive knowledge in the development of extrusion systems for the micro-encapsulation of aromas, vitamins, herbicides or fodder additives among other things.

Monitoring And Controlling Software For Manual Batches Monitoring And Controlling Software For Manual Batches

ProRecipe XT® expands on the renowned functions of its predecessor ProMix, with an exciting range of new features and benefits.

Vacuum/Pressure Ribbon Blender Vacuum/Pressure Ribbon Blender

A new design for vacuum and pressure applications has been introduced. The Blenders can be constructed in materials of construction to suit the application...

AMPCO AC+ DRY BLENDER 4329 AMPCO AC+ DRY BLENDER 4329

Rental blenders available for a nominal monthly fee. Test the AC+ dry blender in your facility to ensure it works well in your current system.

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ABOUT FOOD BLENDING

Industrial food blending usually refers to the process of mixing two distinct solids or mixing of bulk solids with small ratios of liquids. Blending and mixing are interchangeable terms. However, blending is generally more gentle than mixing, which is why it’s technically different. The outcome of blending is to take two or more pure elements and combine them into a new product where samples of it will contain the same ratio of the elements that were combined to be blended.   

Examples of products created from mixing solids in food manufacturing include: cake mixes, coffee, tea, beverage powders, ice-cream mixes, yogurts, spices, flours, trail mixes, and cereals.

Examples of or products created from mixing solids with liquids in food manufacturing include: confectionary, pasta, ready-to-eat cereals, pet foods, and dairy products.

Blending equipment is offered in various styles. The style that your food-making operation needs will be based on many different factors, such as, but not limited to: what products are being blended, efficiency, batch size, the facility’s available manufacturing space, preciseness of the blend, energy costs, discharging options, cleaning, and sanitation options.

The most-common styles of blending equipment are:

  • Ribbon Benders — are the most-popular blenders. They use helical ribbons, accommodate larger batch sizes, are very versatile, and cost efficient.
  • Vertical Blenders — are cone shaped and designed for vacuum operations. These blenders are easy to clean, are gentler than horizontal blenders, and have virtually 100 percent discharge.
  • Tumble Blenders — are double-cone shaped and rotate on a horizontal axis. These blenders are generally used for precise blends and thorough blending of powders.
  • Paddle Blenders — These blenders use multiple paddles as agitators and accommodate larger batch sizes. They also have very low shear and generate very minimal heat.

After choosing the style of industrial food blender that will suit your company’s food-processing requirements, it will be equally important to make sure the ribbons, paddles, rods, and shafts are matched to the physical properties of the elements being blended. This is imperative to ensuring better efficiency and reducing maintenance downtime.