The Heidelberg Mixer works in the batch mode. As a central station, it can supply several filling lines with syrup products or still beverages. The individual components for the mixing are held in a compound station and a small quantity station, or in a storage tank for larger quantities. For exact volumetric dosing, the ingredients of the recipe are already available in liquid and standardized form. Crystalline or powdered components are dissolved in tanks to allow for a constant product quality and an extremely efficient method of production.
All stations are equipped with dosing pumps which convey the components via the flow meters of the dosing station into the batch tanks. After the dosing step, the respective dosing line is rinsed with water as part of the recipe so that all the beverage components can be processed without loss.
Two batch tanks are assigned to each filling line which are filled and emptied alternately. The speed-regulated agitator in the batch tanks provides for a homogenous mixture and gentle product treatment. With the Heidelberg Mixer, an effective processing of the remaining quantity of the beverage components is possible.
The Heidelberg Mixer is based on a modular plant concept. In the early stages of projecting a plant, component and filling line extensions can be taken into account: This renders production flexible and easily extendible.
Advantages and Benefits of the Heidelberg Mixer
- Highest Dosing Exactness: The volumetric dosing unit makes it possible to quickly and accurately mix, as well as simultaneously dose various components. The advantage: Time is saved, productivity is increased.
- Forward-Looking Plant Concept: The Heidelberg Mixer can flexibly be extended to meet individual requirements.
- No Product Losses: After the dosing step, the respective dosing line is rinsed with water as part of the recipe. In addition, the Heidelberg Mixer offers effective processing of the remaining quantities.
- High Productivity: Short change-over times for product changes, as well as the automatic rinsing of the batch tanks, guarantee high productivity and economic efficiency.