Spécialiste des mélangeurs industriels
For the last few years, trends in the tea market have evolved. Today, it is no longer the price, but the quality, the taste and the visual aspect that the consumer will prioritize. Using a tea blender adapted to these trends is therefore imperative for manufacturers. Using rotary drum mixers, like the SOFRAGIR, allows to blend any type of tea (black, white, green) with dried fruits or liquid aromas, without degrading the leaves, the texture nor the taste.
The mixing action is achieved through the grooves welded to the tank that scoop out the leaves and dried fruit, which, combined with the effect of gravity, creates a cross flow in the mixer. The product is therefore not subjected to any other force, no tools are used to shear or damage the product as could be the case with paddles or a ribbon (see photos)
Sample 1: green tea blending in a MHR ribbon mixer for 1 minute (product degradation, leaf size reduction).
Sample 2: green tea blending in a SOFRAGIR rotary drum mixer for 1 minute (leaves intact).
No heating is caused on the particles and the tea leaves remain intact and natural.
Rotary drum mixer also have other important advantages:
Some tea manufacturers flavor their products to stand out from the competition. The rotating tank mixer ensures a very good distribution of liquids. The spray bar is located in the middle of the tank, so the spraying is done in the heart of the batch, during the rotation to guarantee a homogeneous and complete spraying.
Ribbon mixers or paddle mixers can lead to a reduction in the granulometry of the leaves by up to 50%. A rotary drum mixer, such as the SOFRAGIR, guarantees a great quality mix, both visually and in terms of taste, which is means satisfaction for the final consumer.
Our SOFRAGIR rotary drum mixers are adapted for:
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