In the mixing stage, all ingredients must be uniformly and evenly incorporated in a consistent mass and transformed into dough which can be processed by the next set of machines.
Various mixing machines are available, according to the type of dough to be handled. They include:
- Horizontal mixer: suitable for hard sweet and rotary moulded biscuit dough
- Vertical mixer: mainly used for cracker production, especially for the sponge and dough process
- Planetary mixer: particularly suitable for soft dough, mainly for wirecut or deposited products; it can also be used for rotary moulded dough.
- Spiral mixer: much used in the bread industry, it is also suitable for rotary moulded dough
Each of these mixing systems has its advantages and disadvantages, so the choice of the mixer type, size and performance must be carefully evaluated by our specialists.
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