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Sobatech is a family business specialized in continuous dosing,  continuous mixing, kneading and proofing of all kinds of food products. Sobatech truly believes the future of industrial food production is continuous. Therefore, we strive to replace traditional batch processes worldwide with the very best in continuous dough processing. Benefit from the technologically advanced and fully automated equipment of Sobatech and constantly deliver a consistent food quality to your end-consumer.

 Industrial dough mixing and kneading is one of the first stages of the entire (food) Production chain. This means that the moment you tackle this step well, you enjoy it throughout the entire production process. For example, due to improved dough homogeneity, weighing can be done more accurately. This results in less waste during dough make-up and packaging.

Continuous mixer
Continuous mixer / kneader (short design)
Continuous mixer / kneader
Continuous mixer / kneader (hanging design)
Continuous mixer / kneader
Continuous mixer / kneader (low design)

Design Continuous Mixers - Dear reader, Today we would like to talk to you about the design of Sobatech's continuous mixers.  When Gilian Lekner founded Sobatech in 2005, his first focus was on improved (hygienic) design and product quality. Now, almost 15 years later, design is grounded more than ever in the philosophy of our business. Sobatech's continuous mixers are recognized from afar and that is something that we strive to never change. 2005 - 2010    THE X-design The first design was called the X-design - even though it had a recognizable character, it could improve in regards to hygiene. As a result, a new mixer design was introduced in 2010. [caption id="attachment_1799" align="alignnone" width="2560"] Sobatech X-design mixer[/caption] 2010 - 2015    THE LOW & SHORT-design There are two 'hygienic' designs launched back in 2010. 1. The short mixer design. In this design the motor is located underneath the gearbox and cardan shaft - meaning that the mixer is relatively short but as a result higher. The advantage of this design is, that it saves space which can be beneficial for customers having limited floorspace. [caption id="attachment_1801" align="alignnone" width="2560"] Sobatech SHORT design mixer[/caption] 2. The low mixer design. In this design the motor, gearbox and cardan shaft are located behind eachother - this means that the mixer is relatively low (+/- 140cm) but as a result longer.  The advantage of this design is that it allows you to look into the mixer (from standing height) and easily clean the upper surfaces. [caption id="attachment_1335" align="alignnone" width="1920"] Sobatech LOW design mixer[/caption] 2015 - 2020    THE HANGING-design Lastly, in 2015, Sobatech launched the hanging hygienic design. In this design, the continuous dough mixer can be hung on the platform or roof construction of the production factory. The advantage of this design is that it has no connection with the floor whatsoever ; allowing to easily clean the room underneath the mixer. Nowadays, customers can either choose for the low, short or hanging design - whatever fits their needs best. [caption id="attachment_873" align="alignnone" width="5760"] Sobatech HANGING mixer design[/caption]
Continuous meat replacers by Sobatech.. - Dear reader, As you might know, Sobatech and partners have been working on the development of a variety of meat substitutes for many years. Now, the first developments finally come to an end. Throughout the years, Sobatech has become your partner in co-developing meat replacers combined with a simple and highly efficient continuous production process. The relationship between meat consumption and a healthy and sustainable diet is a hot topic in social debate. The grow of meat replacers popularity is undeniable as more and more consumers are buying meat replacers such as minced meat, burger and chicken strips every day. Consumers are becoming more (environmental) conscious and as a result more people adopt plant based diets. Therefore, a wide variety of food producers are aiming to create meat replacers having the best texture, bite, coloring taste ánd price. For the past few years, Sobatech worked on developing a simplified continuous production process that aims manufacturers to reach that objective. The Sobatech continuous dosing and mixing system is able to produce a variety of recipes and/or products on one and the same production line. At the same time, the range of output quantities are unlimited.   Are you interested in transforming your labor intensive production process in a simple and automated one? Please contact one of our team members and we are proud to show you what enthuse us every day. [caption id="attachment_1730" align="alignnone" width="2560"] Meat replacers by Sobatech[/caption]
Another continuous project completed! - Dear community, We are happy and excited to present you the latest project performed by Team Sobatech. The production line consists out of a continuous dosing and mixing system producing 1.500 kg of breadcrumb dough per hour. The system doses four liquid ingredients continuously via the Sobatech homogenizer (phase 1 mixing) in the continuous mixing chamber (phase 2 mixing). The customized mixing tools generate the exact kneading intensity determined during trials executed prior to the launch of this project. The liquid ingredients flow through a tube that is supplied with energy by a fixed vibration. When a liquid passes through this tube, the mass flow momentum will cause a change in the tube vibration. This means that there is no need to compensate for changing temperature, viscosity and pressure conditions. The solid ingredients are dosed via a gravimetric weighing belt and meet the liquid ingredients inside the homogenizer -  a non-mechanical way of blending the liquid and solid ingredients before they enter the actual mixing chamber. The mixing chamber and corresponding customized mixing tools are there to bring in the necessary shear force - all geared to the specific energy needed to develop this product. Please see below for a variety of pictures showing Sobatech's continuous design. Proud regards, Geneviève Lekner [caption id="attachment_1633" align="alignnone" width="444"] Sobatech continuous dosing pumps incl. storage tanks[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1631" align="alignnone" width="444"] Sobatech continuous mixer[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1629" align="alignnone" width="444"] Sobatech customized cinch-seals[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_1640" align="alignnone" width="444"] Continuous mixer lit[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1646" align="alignnone" width="445"] Sobatech - Allen Bradley controls[/caption]

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