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Overlooked Considerations With Liquid Blending Equipment


Selecting the ideal liquid blending equipment for any process line is always a challenge. There are different models, options, capacities and features and systems on the market, and it can be challenging to try to compare these very different systems.

By focusing in on a few key issues that are often overlooked, even very different features and options on liquid blending equipment can be easy to compare. This also prevents the all-too-common issue of choosing a system on the features and finding out it may not have all the specific requirements your production needs.


Integration Capability

A key factor in the choice of any liquid blending equipment should be on the ability to integrate it into the current and future production requirements. For example, is the equipment compatible with in-line carbonation systems, deaeration or product cooling requirements? Size is another factor, with some equipment offering top capacity with a very small footprint.

In addition, does the system offer CIP technology? With increasing automation and complexity of systems, CIP is becoming more of a standard in the industry that reduces downtime and creates an automated cleaning process for full adherence to industry standards.

Energy and Water Efficiency

While quality liquid blending systems will boost production yield, they can also be a cost-saving consideration over their entire life cycle. By looking carefully at the energy and water use of the system and making comparisons, production managers can choose a system that is going to add value and save money.

This level of efficiency is also found in the control of the system. With state-of-the-art technology and instrumentation, these systems can produce consistent quality beverages without the need for continual supervision and operator control. Taking out the human management component of the product boosts produce consistency and quality while also cutting down on production overhead.