Precise mixing starts with Marel’s Active Mixer. This semi-automatic mixer takes powder and water and turns it into a homogeneous mixture, which can be tempura or a lower viscosity batter. Its adjustable design ensures that the right amount of force is used to make a lump-free batter within 2 minutes.
Recipe management ensures a consistent batter
The Active Mixer is fitted with a recipe management menu that saves recipes centrally for a simple and repeatable process. When empty, the mixer automatically fills with the set amount of water. On the screen, the operator can see which actions are required from him, such as the amount of powder he needs to add. The Active Mixer gives real-time feedback on the batter’s viscosity and if this does not match the recipe settings, a warning light will give a signal. This guarantees a very repeatable and reproducible, worry-free process.
Semi-automatic process minimizes labor
When the mix is ready, a pump transfers it to the connected batter or tempura applicator. The mixer maintains the desired level of batter or tempura in the applicator using an adjustable level sensor. The mixer agitates the mix intermittently between two mixing cycles to ensure homogeneity. When the mixer is empty, the mixer automatically fills with water and signals the operator to add powder. This significantly reduces the required amount of labor in the mixing process.
Continual supply for high volume processing
If you are running high volumes on your processing line, there is the option to add an additional buffer system to the Active Mixer. This ensures you will always have a constant supply of batter available to feed your applicator and achieve consistent product coverage.