The Blooming of Dairy Industry Needs High Efficiency Powder Mixer
Dairy products take a special position in people’s daily life. In recent years, there are more and more dairy manufacturers are growing up and require a safety, gmp standard and high efficiency product line. Mixing plays the most important role in product line which needs a best mixer to fulfill final dairy products before packing.
Dairy products such as milk powder, cream, cheese, yogurt and fresh milk are used by 80% of the population, predominantly by people with low income and by socially disadvantaged groups. Therefore, dairy products are products of great social importance. The market movement is subject to characteristic trends of interactions between consumers and producers – rising prices lead to a decline in demand, which in turn leads to a reduction of prices by the suppliers. According to many experts, the production of milk and dairy products within the given governmental regulations is of low profit. Even in leading dairy farms, the profit is no higher than 10%. The heavy costs of the production is to be blamed on the high share of imports of raw material, technical supply, packaging material, fertilizers and animal feed. So, a high performance with reasonable cost production line is most manufacturers need. From 2014, Vortex MT got many inquiries about milk from Australia, New Zealand, Egypt, Saudi Arabic and United States. Finally, we successfully delivered various size milk powder mixers to overseas customers and got highly appreciation from them.
Mixing Lines for Milk Powder
One of the scientific experts Professor Wladimir Kharitonov, confirmed: “The most important challenge producers of powdered milk will have to face is the modernization of their technology to reduce their energy consumption and to improve their product quality. Another requirement is to increase the product range, for example to include the production of lactose and milk powder with additional ingredients”. With the development of milk powder production process, there are more and more automatic control systems in product lines which can save labor cost and increase product capacity to get more benefit.
During milk powder mixing process, cross-contamination is the most important to avoid. So, vacuum conveying is very popularly used and each vacuum conveying pipe for each ingredients. However, engineers shall carefully consider following issues:
a. Conveying distance including horizontal and vertical distance. We do not suggest long distance because it will influence conveying capacity.
b. Raw material specifications such as flow ability and bulk density. If flow ability of one ingredient is not good, we shall consider to choose larger vacuum pump and to make pipe angle radius larger.
As for mixing, it needs mixer of sanitary, easy cleaning and gentle mixing. Ribbon Blender is widely used in milk powder industry because it is simple structure, low energy consumption, easy cleaning and good homogeneity. For some special ingredients which are easy to get agglomerate, the mixer needs chopper to break this agglomerate. After mixing, there is separator (sifter) before packing in order to make powder size uniform. As for packing line, it is complicated and various kind of packing bags to meet different requirements.
Vortex MT is always innovating on food grade powder mixers. No matter, , paddle mixer and vertical mixer, they all should be designed for sanitary, no bolts, no dead space, smooth welding and easy cleaning. Our R&D engineers keeping close contact with food customer and advanced food mixer technology.
Foodstuff Industry Customer
|Company Name||Industry||Mixer Type||Country|
|UNILEVER||Milk Powder||Ribbon Blender||Argentina|
|Kraft||Chocolate Powder||Ribbon Blender||China|
|Hershey’s||Chocolate Powder||Ribbon Blender||Korea|
|Associated British Foods plc||Bakery||Ploughshare Mixer||China|
|AB Mauri||Bakery||Paddle Mixer||Peru|
|Preserved Foods||Flour||Paddle Mixer||Thailand|
|Monde Nissin Corporation||Flour||Paddle Mixer||Philippines|
|National Food Company||Milk Powder||Ribbon Blender||Saudi Arabia|