Bread manufacturing process starts with mixing of ingredients to form dough which is then further processed to produce breads .All bread plant and machinery equipment manufacturers provide spiral mixers with complete bakery machineryMixing of ingredients is done with the help of spiral mixers for majority of medium to large bread bakeries . Spiral mixers have two numbers of spiral spindles or blade made up of stainless steel these spindles or blades rotate in opposite direction hence providing proper grip and movement/direction to mixing . Spindles are driven by motor and pulley arrangement .
Types of Spiral Mixers
Stationery Bowl Spiral Mixer
Removable Bowl Spiral Mixer
Tilt Over Spiral Mixer
Other parts of Dough Spiral Mixer Scrapper - Scrapper is provided to scrap the dough which might stick to the dough bowl surface and is made up of food grade Teflon .Dough Bowls and Rubber disc ( Reversible Bowl Rotation ) - These bowls can be transported to dough elevators and can be brought back for mixing . Bowls are free to rotate while mixing its done by a solid rubber rotating disc which then mesh up with bowls wheel through friction . This solid rubber disc which located at base is driven through motor and gear arrangement .Removable bowl design allows one mixer to run several production lines or to utilize bowls for long floor time dough.
Reversible bowl rotation helps in proper blending of ingredients and development of dough .
Folding Mechanism - Head Lift Folding mechanism is controlled by hydraulic system with help of hydraulic cylinders . After or in between mixing process operator can lift the entire spindle arrangement to remove the bowl. bellows are provided for flexibility of folding movement
Clamping Mechanism Similar to folding mechanism clamping mechanism is controlled through hydraulic system with help of hydraulic cylinders these then operates the Jaws which then clamps Dough bowl for mixing process and prevent bowls from any displacement during mixing .Power Pack The hydraulic system which operates the folding and clamping mechanism consists of hydraulic oil reservoirs , pump which circulates the oil int he hydraulic circuit with several solenoids .Specifications for Spiral Mixers