Sobatech continuous mixing systems offer a high level of hygienic construction. One of the corresponding features is Sobatech’s automatic Cleaning in Place (CIP) system. The CIP system proves to be an efficient way of cleaning and is often an integral part of Industrial food production plants. The Sobatech continuous dough mixer can be cleaned with for instance chemicals, sugar or just (warm) water.
HOW DOES THE CLEANING IN PLACE (CIP) SYSTEM WORK?
First of all, the automatic dosing of the seperate ingredients stops. After that the continuous mixer runs empty by (automatically) running the tools on high speed. Then, the continuous mixer is filled with (warm) water through the (rotating) nozzles installed at the upper part of the continuous mixing chamber. The moment the continuous mixing tools are completely filled with (warm) water, the mixing tools will run for a few minutes on high speed. The turbulance in the water created by the rotating mixing tools effectively rinse the continuous mixer. At the outlet of the continuous mixing system there will be a locker with a seal including a valve. On the other side of that valve, there is a flexible hose that is connected to a drain in the floor. After cleaning, the valve will open automatically and the water will be drained. Optionally the upper surfaces (the lid) can be cleaned manually.
This process takes about 15 minutes in total. After that, the mixing chamber is cleaned and ready for production. Please see below video for further instructions.