- Recommended Mixing Equipment for Marinades and Glazes
Ross SLIM Mixers capable of high-speed powder wet-out, emulsification, particle size reduction and homogenization are recommended equipment for commercially produced marinades, glazes and sauces.
- Recommended Blending Equipment for Pet Foods
One critical step in pet food production is the preparation of intermediates wherein powders, ground solids and other dry ingredients are blended together, sometimes along with minor liquid components.
- Recommended Mixing Equipment for Starch Dispersions
Dispersing powdered starch into liquid is a commonly encountered mixing challenge because of its tendency to float and form lumps (“fish eyes”) if not added or agitated properly.
- Recommended Mixing Equipment for Liquid Supplements
In the production of ready-to-drink supplements and liquid vitamins filled into capsules, proper mixing is one of the most critical steps in achieving lot-to-lot consistency and efficacy.
- Recommended Mixing Equipment for Guar Gums
Slow and careful addition helps to minimize lumping but can become impractical in large-scale production. One proven solution is sub-surface powder injection under high shear conditions as detailed in this bulletin.
- Recommended Blending Equipment for Baking Mixes
Mixes for breads, cakes, cookies, muffins, biscuits, waffles, brownies and other baked goods demand a high level of accuracy.
- Recommended Mixing Equipment for Fish Oil Supplements
Fish oil supplements are popular sources of Omega-3 fatty acids which are linked to many health benefits.
- Recommended Blending Equipment for Seasonings
Thorough mixing in a well-designed Ribbon Blender is an ideal method for preparing seasonings, spices and herbs with batch-to-batch consistency.
- Recommended Mixing Equipment for Guacamole
Guacamole is a sauce made from avocado typically mixed with tomato, onion, garlic, lime juice, chili, cilantro and other herbs.
- Recommended Mixing Equipment for Carrageenan
Carrageenan is a natural hydrocolloid extracted from species of red algae. Available in powder form, it is used as a gelling and thickening additive in many dairy foods, processed meats, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and other products.
- Recommended Mixing Equipment for Trail Mixes
Trail mixes are snacks made from combining nuts, dried fruit, seeds, chocolate, pretzels, granola and other ingredients. Because the different components vary in shape, size and density, achieving a thorough blend is the main challenge in producing trail mixes.
- Recommended Mixing Equipment for Milk Powders
Dissolving powders like milk, whey, cocoa, sugar, thickeners and stabilizers into liquid can be a processing challenge. Conventional batch mixing systems commonly suffer from long cycle times, floating powders, lump formation and excessive foaming.
- Recommended Mixing Equipment for Pectin
Pectin, a biopolymer extracted from citrus fruits and other plants, is a gelling, thickening and stabilizing agent used in many food, beverage, pharmaceutical and cosmetic products.
- Recommended Mixing Equipment for Alginates
Various grades of alginates pose a mixing challenge due to their tendency to agglomerate. Slow and careful addition into liquid helps to minimize lumping but can become impractical in large-scale production and cause serious process bottlenecks.
- Recommended Mixing Equipment for Flavor Emulsions
Several mixing technologies are used for different stages of emulsion processing: combining two immiscible bulk liquids; wetting out solid additives; and reducing droplet size in a pre-mixed emulsion. Mixer selection is based on a number of factors but primarily viscosity profile and shear input.
- Recommended Mixing Equipment for Sweeteners
Proper blender selection is a key consideration in the production of high-quality sugar substitutes, especially as the practice of blending two or more sweeteners has become more popular.
- Recommended Mixing Equipment for Sauces & Dressings
Many types of food mixing equipment overlap in use and function such that certain applications – like dips, sauces and dressings – can be produced in more than one mixing system.
- Recommended Mixing Equipment for Coffee Production
Most coffees consumed today are blends of different coffee varieties. Blending allows coffee producers to achieve consistent flavor, aroma, body, aftertaste and other qualities of their specific brand.
- Recommended Mixing Equipment for Nutraceuticals
Nutraceuticals are supplied in many forms including tablets, capsules, drink mixes and
- Recommended Mixing Equipment for Food and Drink Mixes.
Product consistency relies on an efficient sanitary blending operation. Since dry mixes typically include additives, the blender must be capable of uniformly distributing minor ingredients throughout the batch to achieve the desired color, flavor, acidity, shelf life, flow characteristic and other properties.