Rotary drum batch mixer is company’s secret ingredient
A food ingredients producer installs a rotary drum batch mixer to expand its custom-blending operation.
Quality Powderizing Ltd. (QPL), Newmarket, Ont., custom-blends gum-based powdered products that are used by food companies for binding and stabilizing food products. For one major customer, QPL blends products with up to six ingredients ranging from fine powders to granules that food manufacturers use for making hamburger patties, breads, fish, chicken, and dairy products. Over the years, as this customer expanded its business, QPL kept pace using a 5,500-pound-capacity (2,500-kilogram-capacity) ribbon blender to produce the various custom-blended products. However, by mid-2010, the company realized that it was nearing peak production capacity and needed to add another batch blender to continue meeting the customer’s increasing needs.