Interested in continuous mixing, but unsure where you will see payback? Continuous mixing almost always has a higher initial cost than batch mixing. This is because the materials entering the continuous mixer must be metered, which requires ingredient feeders. On the other hand, cost of operation and ownership is almost always less expensive with continuous mixing. So, where does the payback occur? Continuous mixing payback opportunities come from a number of different sources including increased yield, throughput, and consistency, reduced labor, downstream handling equipment, and energy.