One of the systems which are used in the processing of beverages is the blending system. There are several different types available. What constitutes the best system for an operation depends upon which beverages are being produced. One of the newest innovations in the technology of beverage processing is the invention of the quasi blending continuous blending system.
What is continuous blending?
Continuous blending is the process of constant additions and mixing of ingredients to ensure that there is a uniform distribution of the various additions resulting in a thoroughly combined end product. More advanced systems use a design which allows for the addition of several ingredients such as syrups and concentrates at one time. This is known as the system of quasi blending. Higher volume batches are more effectively and precisely processed with this system.
Effects Upon End Product Quality
Continuous blending allows for an even distribution of ingredients to help prevent a collection of certain ingredients in one area, which can skew the appearance, taste and overall quality of the beverage. Precise distribution of a beverage’s ingredients is required for the sake of consistency.
The Benefits of Advancements in Continuous Blending System Technology
The changes brought about by new and improved methods of blending offer beverage processors the opportunity to increase the capacity and efficiency of the automation system. The ability to add a variety of ingredients at once for faster and simultaneous blending, results in quicker production times with less time spent by operators overseeing the changing of ingredient allocations. The more innovative systems also allow for an easy integration into established systems for upgrading current processes within the operation.
Precision automation of innovative continuous blenders helps to ensure that with proper programming or calibration of the equipment there are fewer errors in batch ratios resulting in less waste and down time. This increases the yield and benefits the company in higher productivity with lower overhead expense due to waste and increased man hours.
Not enough can be said about the importance of precision in the addition of ingredients and their proper distribution into the product. Syrups which are infused into the product with any deviations to recipe specifications may result in the loss of product integrity and result in the need for discarding production. In order to avoid issues and enhance this portion of the process, it is advised to go with the most current innovations in the continuous blending process. For more information about how continuous blending systems, CIP systems, and many other innovative beverage production equipment can improve every aspect of your production, you can find more information by visiting us at TechniBlend.