We may all scream for ice cream, but if you fail to invest in the right mixing equipment to produce it, you could be left screaming in frustration. There are various methods and mixing technologies available, but high shear mixers from Quadro liquids are your best choice for quickly and efficiently producing creamy ice cream of consistent texture and quality in commercially viable quantities.
High speed, high shear homogenizers excel at homogenizing various ingredients quickly. Unlike overhead paddle mixers or other labor-intensive options, high shear homogenizers ensure thorough and complete blending of powders, liquids, and any other ingredients needed to make ice cream.
Making Short Work of High-Viscosity Blending
Among those other ingredients, the manufacture of ice cream also may require highly viscous substances such as peanut butter, caramel, fudge, or various syrups. These ingredients are notoriously challenging to incorporate into low-viscosity liquid blends such as ice cream bases. Quadro Liquids excels at meeting this sort of challenge. The Quadro Ytron® Z Emulsifier, for example, is an inline emulsifier mixer that features up to three stages of sequential rotor-stator tooling.
These high speed rotor-stators operate at differential velocities, providing multiple shear zones for more thorough, efficient blending. The mixer also features high shear tooling in various slot sizes, allowing you to fine-tune your processes to meet changing demands.
The Ytron® Z also gives you the flexibility to vary rotor speeds, further facilitating the customization of your process parameters so you can optimize performance. By equally applying shear forces to all your product stream, you can readily avoid over-processing, while enhancing process speed and efficiency.
Multiple Options — Singular Superiority
Our High Shear Homogenizer Wet Mill is another example of a superior high velocity rotor-stator mixer for submicron homogenizing, high shear wet milling, and suspension micronization. Depending on your particular needs, in consultation with our process engineers, you may find that one or more of these advanced technology mixing machines is perfectly suited to your ice cream production needs.
Another option is the Quadro Ytron® ZC inline powder disperser. It’s specially designed to facilitate the often difficult task of mixing hard-to-disperse ingredients such as powders into liquid. The Ytron® ZC makes short work of incorporating powders, thickening agents, and rheology modifiers into a liquid stream — often in a single pass. This eliminates the need for multiple passes while also rendering unnecessary the use of additional dispersants or wetting agents.
Home cooks may be familiar with laboriously hand-cranking mixtures featuring little more than milk, cream, sugar, and add-ins such fresh fruit to make ice cream. But today’s industrial-scale ice cream production typically involves blending various powders into a liquid stream. These powders can be notoriously resistant to blending because they tend to agglomerate, form clumps, and produce “fish eyes.” Entrainment of gas also can pose a problem.
High Shear Homogenizers That Improve Production and the Bottom Line
The right high shear mixer can solve all these problems, while also eliminating waste, reducing production time, and requiring less overall energy. Of course, our high shear homogenizers also feature an easy-to-clean, sanitary design which meets 3-A® Sanitary Standards.
For more information about how Quadro Liquid’s high speed, high shear homogenizers can improve your bottom line while streamlining your ice cream production process contact us here, or complete our online form to request a quote.