Fastfeed™ Powder Induction and Dispersion System
Mixing has changed. See how.
The Admix Fastfeed powder induction and dispersion system consistently delivers perfect product across any batch size. This integrated, skid-mounted inline powder induction and dispersion system is revolutionizing batching by enabling processors to:
- Cut batch times in half
- Improve operator safety and ergonomics
- Reduce energy consumption up to 70%
- Eliminate dusting and reduce air entrainment
The Fastfeed powder induction and dispersion system inducts, wets, and disperses countless ingredients, instantly eliminating fisheyes. Proteins, gums, starches, vitamins, fiber, sweeteners, stabilizers, emulsifiers, flavors, and colors are dispersed at rates up to 450 pounds per minute in a single pass. In addition, the Fastfeed for meat and poultry processors provides inline simultaneous powder induction (up to 160 lbs/minute) and dispersion for any size batch. The high shear is applied inline and tanks act as slow speed “hold” tank mixers and no longer require in-tank high shear mixers.
Powders are introduced at the same rate every time through the Fastfeed hopper so there are no batch-to-batch inconsistencies. If the finished product receives a thermal treatment in a plate heat exchanger, burn-on from unmixed ingredients is eliminated allowing longer process times and fewer CIP cycles.
In addition, batch times are often cut in half as powders are inducted and dispersed into the liquid stream while the batch tank is being filled. The Fastfeed disperses all powders directly into the blend tank, so there are no more time-consuming pre-blends or “side batches” that require processors to fill, add powder, mix, transfer, and repeat.
And with a total of 15 horsepower driving the pump and the DynaShear, Fastfeed consumes up to 70% less energy than conventional tank mixers.
See the Fastfeed powder induction system in action!
How the Fastfeed improves operations
A specially designed powder suction pump and proven high-shear mixing technology means the Fastfeed delivers rapid, high-performance ergonomic powder mixing and dispersion of dry ingredients into mix tanks. It also offers:
- Elimination of powder bridging in the hopper
- Continuous powder mixing and suction so as viscosity and solids levels increase, the system never plugs or fouls
- Deagglomeration and hydration of even the toughest gums
Powder feed rates are adjusted easily with regulating valves that can be automated to ensure that the proper concentration of dry materials are added quickly and effectively. Complete 100% dispersion of powders is guaranteed as the powder slurry mixture passes through the high speed, high shear DynaShear, where many applications are finished with one pass.
When full hydration of gums is required, the slurry can be recirculated through creating a perfect blend of fully functional ingredients in minutes that could typically take hours in a conventional batch tank. A single Fastfeed skid can also be used to feed multiple tanks for holding or suspending product prior to filling or packaging.