The Advanced Food Systems ABM 350 batch mixer increases hydration rate through a high-speed mechanical mixing action that exposes more of the flour particles’ surface area to water. With a vacuum-rated mixing chamber constructed of 304 stainless steel, the mixer handles batch sizes from 200 to 3,513 lb. (finished dough). It has a liquid ingredient opening mounted near the top of the mixing chamber and a hydraulically operated, stainless steel, curved slide/gate located in the top of the mixer for loading major dry ingredients. A bi-directional scraper arm scrapes the inside of the processing chamber and discharges dough in chunks through a bottom slide/gate.