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  • Mixing Solution for Sauces & Dressings Customer

    December 9, 2021

    When mixing sauces and dressings, some ingredients can provide a challenge, especially when products have a high viscosity or contain small ‘bits’. This can lead to operators getting repetitive strain injury from the hard manual labour required to stir the thick mixture.

    A customer struggling with uneven dispersion of ingredients challenged Pharma Hygiene Products to provide a solution that would reduce manual requirement while improving the consistency of their finished product

    The challenge:

    To design a mixing container for a customer manufacturing sauces and dressings that can handle thick products and those with small ‘bits’ or ‘chunks’ to evenly disperse ingredients.

    To reduce product build up on the container wall while mixing and increase yield from ingredients.

    The Solution:

    After reviewing product characteristics, the experienced Pharma Hygiene Products technical team were confident that a propeller mixer would be the best solution for the challenge.

    The benefits of propeller mixers:

    • Suitable for viscosities up to 2,000cP (mPas) to handle even the most demanding of products
    • Stainless steel construction is durable, easy to sterilise and re-useable, for long service life and greater ROI.
    • High level finishing – to an exceptional average surface finish of 0.4 micrometers Ra – leaves no pits or crevices for bacteria to store and effect product quality
    • Batch sizes from 20L upwards to suit all user requirements

    The Outcome:

    As a result of the propeller mixer being installed (just 8 weeks from order!), this customer was able to increase operator and consumer satisfaction, as ingredients are more evenly dispersed than previously achieved manually while easing strain on operators.

    Do you have a similar mixing challenge? Contact our team of industry experts on 01444 472 300 or email info@pharmahygieneproducts.com to discuss the options.

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