A new sanitary Munson Rotary Batch Mixer, model 700-TH-40-SS with internal spray line, distributes liquid additions throughout dry solids in one to three minutes with total uniformity and minimal shear or heat, the company announced.
The spray line can introduce coatings, flavorings, vitamins or active ingredients in liquid form into any bulk solid food product. Sanitary Rotary Batch Mixers are suitable for commercial bakery operations where large amounts of oats, flour, salt, sugar, milk powder or other dry ingredients need to be blended for cake or muffin mixes, or in preparation for on-site baking, the company detailed for WorldBakers.com. They produce homogeneous blends, discharge completely with no stratification and have no internal shafts or shaft seals to contact material, which is important to avoid contamination.
Proprietary mixing flights within the rotating drum fold, tumble, cut and turn the material, which recombines 288 times per minute and creates a wide bed of moving material onto which liquids can be sprayed in trace amounts or large quantities for rapid incorporation.
The flights also direct the material toward and through a stationary, pneumatically-actuated plug gate valve for total discharge, eliminating residual that would otherwise be wasted or require manual removal prior to cleaning.
Twin doors on opposing sides of the mixing vessel and a sliding intake chute provide unobstructed access to the interior, intake spout and seal area for cleaning, sanitizing and visual inspection of all material contact surfaces. An internal supply line allows in-place rinsing and cleaning.
Constructed of stainless steel finished to sanitary standards, the mixer has a useable batch capacity of 1,130 liters, a total capacity of 2,320 liters and is equally effective in blending of batches from 100% of rated capacity to as low as 15% without liquid additions, and to 33% with liquid additions. Sanitary models come with an optional Clean-in-Place spray line for convenient cleaning and sanitizing, Munson describes.