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Food & Beverage Industry

Food Production

Hundreds of food products must be mixed, processed, hydrated, homogenized, and emulsified before getting packaged, shipped, sold, and served. The equipment that performs these processes must be efficient, sanitary, and produce quality results.

Scott Turbon Mixer design, develop, and deliver high-quality process solutions ideal for your most demanding food processing application. We partner with you to build a solution that saves money and time, is low maintenance and continuous processing, while producing quality end results.

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Supplying The Expertise You Expect

Our application experts work closely with you to apply innovative mixing solutions to deliver:

  • Increased productivity
  • Reduced waste
  • Improved product quality (appearance, flavor, stability)
  • Low maintenance, reduced downtime mixing systems

We manufacture high-performance mixers and mixing systems for a wide range of processed food applications:

Gums and thickeners improve the body and texture of dressings, sauces, soups, beverages, and desserts. They also make sure spices stick to snack foods like potato chips, improve stability of frozen foods, maintain food freshness, improve ease of low-fat spreads, and improve adhesion of bread coatings. 

Thickeners are created by slowly sifting powder into a vortex. The problems with dispersing powder include long batch times, filtering lumps in the final product, powder build-up in vessels, and 'gumming' of mixing equipment. Extra steps to solve these problems require added expense and time. If fish eyes form, the process takes longer because of the additional mixing and filtering needed to eliminate the fisheye effect.

Our durable, reliable process solutions help eliminate fish eyes, decrease powder buildup on tank walls, reduce batch times, ensure consistency, and maximize your yield.

Use our Scott Turbon mixer head along with top loading, bottom loading, and hydraulic RAM mixers to master these challenges. With our Vacublend in-line mixer, you can add thickeners from the floor, beside the tank.

Tomato paste is concentrated tomato solids processed to not flow. Paste does not blend well in hot water, which means longer processing time. Diluting tomato paste poses two challenges: For the mixer, and for removing paste from buckets, drums, or totes into the mix tank.

Our Scott Turbon mixer head coupled with hydraulic and mechanical shear mixers rapidly breaks down tomato solids to a uniform, diluted product. Our tote dumping system simplifies and safely handles the addition of whole totes of thick paste to the mix tank.  

Flavor emulsions are used in a wide range of foods, carbonated soft drinks, and dairy products. Emulsions commonly contain water, essential oils and emulsifiers and stabilizers, like gum arabic.

Hydrating gums and thickeners is one of the most difficult mixing operations: In some cases, the solution must be agitated for a long period to ensure complete hydration. Agglomerates can easily form. Partially hydrated material can build up on the shaft of the mixer and on the vessel wall. 

Use our top-loading mixer with a Scott Turbon mixer head to rapidly incorporate powdered ingredients and prepare a uniform pre-emulsion (oil/water phase mixing) prior to homogenization. Use our Vacublend and HSM in-line mixers to reduce the number of passes through the valve homogenizer.

Our process solutions save you time, maximize your yield, and increase your productivity.  

Barbecue (BBQ) sauce is a sauce used as a marinade, basting, condiment, or topping for meat cooked in the BBQ cooking style. Commonly produced by blending liquid ingredients in a mix tank, surface adding dry ingredients to produce a liquid base. This base is cooked to carmelize sugars for flavor enhancement. 

Challenges when producing BBQ sauce are slow and dangerous manual addition of paste, agglomerates from dry ingredient additions, wall build-up, fouling of downstream equipment.

Our low maintenance, trouble free process solutions prevent agglomerates and wall build-up, increase productivity, maximize ingredient yield, and improve quality.

Our Scott Turbon Mixer head technology paired with top-loading, bottom-loading, and Hydraulic Ram mixers combine both pumping and shearing elements, along with superior horizontal and vertical batch flow to ensure a quality result. Paired with our Sauce and Dressing Systems or Tote Slurry System for efficient and continuous production.

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Production of dressings involves dispersing solids, stablizing emulsions, or thickening solutions. High-seed, high-shear mixers efficiently preform these steps.

Our Scott Turbon Mixer technology head paired with our Hydraulic Ram, Sauce and Dressing Systems, or Tote Slurry System ensure more efficient production, safe ingredient addition, flexible processing, and continuous processing. All designed to improve quality, increase production, and reduce downtime.

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Brine serves as a preservative, flavoring, or coloring, they can also increase the volume and weight of the product thus increasing yield. Traditional brines consist of just water, salt, and sugar, but most formulations are more complex. The salt and sugar must be dissolved. Our high shear mixers can ensure brine ingredients get thoroughly mixed and your brine product remains effective. Traditionally, brines are water, salt, and sugar. Today, a multitude of dry ingredients are incorporated, including protein powders, flavoring agents, nitrites/nitrates, antioxidants, phosphates, and hydrocolloids. 

Ideally, powders must be completely dissolved, and the stabilizers, flavorings, and other ingredients must be properly hydrated and distributed. But some phosphates are hard to dissolve, stabilizers form agglomerates, and more ingredients means increased viscosity and longer mixing times. 

Our process solutions provide rapid and effective dissolution, hydration, and mixing you need. Our heavy-duty equipment is resistant to abrasion and corrosion, is reliable, and increases your productivity.

Use our top-loading mixer with a Scott Turbon mixer head to rapidly incorporate powdered ingredients and prepare a uniform pre-emulsion (oil/water phase mixing) prior to homogenization. Use our Vacublend and HSM in-line mixers to reduce the number of passes through the valve homogenizer.

Our process solutions save you time, maximize your yield, and increase your productivity. 

Providing The Product You Need

Our mixers, pumps, and process solution equipment are expertly engineered, skillfully crafted, and rigidly tested to meet your exacting sanitary, food-grade specifications, and handle the most challenging food processing applications.

Whether testing out a new product line or expanding to full-scale production, we supply the high-performing, long-lasting process solution you need for the most challenging uses in the food processing industry.

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Over 60 Years of Experience

Expertise in Pumping & Mixing Solutions

The Hayward Gordon Group provides the most complete and comprehensive portfolio of rotating equipment solutions - mixers and pumps - for your application. We also deliver the reliability, experience, quality and expertise you need to make high-quality products, reduce processing time, reduce operating costs, improve product quality and increase profitability.

Experience

Experience

We have been manufacturing pumps and mixers for more than 60 years. We have unparalleled industry knowledge and impressive mechanical expertise to improve and enhance your processing.
Reliability

Reliability

Our pumps and mixers are strong, sturdy, and durable to ensure your processing runs smoothly and safely.
Quality

Quality

Our equipment is expertly engineered, precisely manufactured to ISO 9001 certification standards[TT1], and rigidly tested to meet or exceed your exact specifications for precision and performance.
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Single Source

We have the in-house technical expertise and high-quality products to develop and configure the ideal process systems of piping, pumps and mixers that can handle the most demanding processing. We are your one-stop-shop for all your process needs.
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Our team provides the most complete and comprehensive portfolio of rotating equipment solutions - mixers and pumps - for your application. We are your perfect process partner.

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