Batch and Blending Systems

We design custom, modular batch blending systems to accept all types of raw ingredients including dry powders, heavy concentrates, flavors, and frozen blocks. Our systems support continuous, semi-continuous, and multi-stream blending which increase batching efficiency and production by allowing process adjustments without reconfiguration.

Our cutting edge automated multi-stream metering and blending systems ensure absolute product reliability and consistency. BMI has designed and implement hundreds of automated process systems from greenfield solutions to skid-mounted systems requiring continuous processing with no downtime.


Mixing and blending are among the most universal processes in food production. We provide automated integrated, standalone, skid mounted and distributed systems which:

  • Are ISA-88 (S88) compliant
  • Maximize flexibility and scalability
  • Improve cycle times
  • Increase batching efficiency and accuracy
  • Stand up to high throughput demands
  • Provide steady reliable output
  • Monitor and maintain temperatures to ensure temperature stabilization
  • Reduce energy and water consumption
  • Reduce chemical consumption
  • Simplify recipe changes and new recipe implementation
  • Improve sanitation and decrease risk of contamination
  • Reduce human errors
  • Reduce labor costs for charging raw ingredients and CIP
  • Reduce maintenance costs by notifying operators of critical parameters such as temperature, pressure, agitator speeds and run time
  • Ensure process motors do not exceed their necessary frequency and amperage requirements
  • Automate data collection
  • Provide automated lot tracking, batching data, product genealogies and other customized reports

Our automation services include:

  • Automation and control system engineering
  • Electrical system design engineering
  • Functional industrial network architecture design
  • Control hardware specification and procurement
  • Project management
  • Integration and installation of controls equipment and electrical systems
  • Factory Acceptance Tests
  • Site Acceptance Tests
  • Instrumentation validation
  • System commissioning
  • Process optimization

Systems, Programming & Supported Protocols

  • Application-specific Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems
  • Open system, scalable and cost-competitive equipment
  • PLC/PAC ladder, structured text, and function block programming
  • ENET/IP, CNET, DNET, AS-I, ModBus, Profibus, and MQTT protocols supported
  • Allen Bradley, Siemens, GE, Modicon PLCs, and many other brands
  • Fully documented PLC programming and graphical Human to Machine Interface (HMI) application development

Report Development

  • Automatic or manually generated reports
  • Production
  • CIP
  • Inventory
  • Maintenance

Training and Support

  • On-site customer training
  • Post installation remote and on-site controls support

We put safety first

At BMI we know putting safety first protects our employees and customers, while improving our productivity, competitiveness, and profitability. We incorporate food safety into our process designs and worker safety is a continuous effort overseen by our safety management team. In addition to the financial benefits and increased productivity, the minimization of on-the-job injuries results in a bigger payoff - our employees' ingrained commitment to food and jobsite safety.

We have an extensive safety program and an outstanding safety record

Our systems adhere to 3-A sanitary design, FDA, FSMA, USDA, ASME, OSHA and UL regulations. Our project managers and foremen are OSHA 30 certified and conduct daily job hazard analysis (JHA), job safety analysis (JSA) meetings, and weekly team safety meetings. Our skilled journeymen are OSHA 10 certified and trained to adhere to our high safety standards.

Our proactive approach is reflected in our outstanding safety record. In our more than 40 years of operation, our .66 experience modification rate (EMR) has consistently surpassed the industry average of 1.0.

You know your products. We know process

BMI is an industry leading full-service design-build company specializing in next generation solutions for the food, beverage, specialty process, and other sanitary industries. Since 1980, our team of design engineers, automation and controls engineers, project managers and expert installers provide unsurpassed value and results. Regardless of the scale or complexity of the project, we deliver the right technology and automation solutions for high-performance sanitary processing and production. BMI is headquartered in Northern California and operates throughout the United States. BMI is an American-owned and privately held company.

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