Increasing production of flavoured milk products.
A dairy producer in Melbourne was needing to increase the production rate of the chocolate and strawberry flavoured milks. The flavoured milks are made by mixing chocolate flavoured powder or strawberry flavoured powder, into whole milk.
The old inline powder mixer meant that powder additions were too slow and the old mixer was difficult to maintain and had to be manually cleaned.
The criteria for a new powder to liquid mixer included;
- – Integrated CIP (cleaning in place) of the powder hopper and the high shear powder mixing work head
- – Much faster mixing of the flavoured powders into the milk stream
- – Ensure that all the powders were completely dispersed into the milk flow with zero clumping or fish eyes and minimal aeration.
Install of a Mixquip Series 620-2 Powder-Liquid Mixer, complete with a 15kW drive, stainless steel motor shroud and CIP Lid. This has resulted in faster powder additions with no unmixed clumps of powder in the liquid and the all stainless steel construction means the powder liquid mixer is completely hygienic.