CHIP DEPOSITORS & LINES

  • A unique feature of these units is the ability to change from dark to white chocolate in 20–30 minutes
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  • Chip depositors and lines are used to manufacture chocolate or compound chips, wafers, buttons or drops, in a very precise and controlled manner, onto a constantly moving belt
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  • They deposit ribbons onto a belt, where they can then be cut or broken to size. Multiple-colour ribbons can be achieved
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  • They create a ‘carpet’ of chocolate, which can then be slit and cut to size
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  • Changing from one size of chip/wafer/button to another is simple, with parts that can be changed quickly and easily
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  • The mesh deposit configuration ensures optimal belt usage
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  • Chip depositors use servo drives for all deposit actions

CLUSTER DEPOSITORS

  • Cluster depositors are used to manufacture chocolate clusters or bars, with inclusions
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  • These units can produce moulded products or achieve a handmade cluster look with the benefits of automation
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  • The inclusion depositor offers the flexibility of being able to deposit chocolate with inclusions directly onto a belt, or into cups or moulds
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  • These units can deposit high inclusion rates, and large whole-nut inclusions
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  • PTL cluster depositors can be supplied as part of a moulding plant, or as  stand-alone depositors
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  • They use servo drives for all deposit actions
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  • The cantilevered design enables the unit to be moved to different cooling tunnels to provide flexibility

MOULDING PLANTS

  • Moulding plants are designed for the automatic production of chocolate bars/tablets and pralines
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  • The moulding plants can consist of plain chocolate depositors, inclusion depositors and one-shot depositors, as well as cooling sections, plaque feeding and demoulding
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  • The design includes the ability for simple cleaning and fast changeovers on the line, minimising downtime
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  • The operation of the line is via a very user-friendly graphic control system
moulding plants, chocolate depositors, chocolate bars

ONE-SHOT DEPOSITORS

  • One-shot depositors are used to create chocolates centre-filled with creams, truffles, caramels, nut pastes or fondants
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  • A unique feature is the colour graphic display, which gives operators the control to alter the product onscreen – prior to or whilst in production – simplifying operation and increasing the accuracy and consistency of the product
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  • These machines have seal-less pistons within the hoppers, thus eliminating any chance of leakage or contamination
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  • PTL one-shot depositors can be supplied as part of a moulding plant, or as stand-alone depositors
one-shot depositors, centre-filled

 

INCLUSION DEPOSITORS

  • Inclusion depositors are used to manufacture chocolate bars, with or without inclusions
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  • These units can deposit high inclusion rates and large whole-nut inclusions
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  • PTL inclusion depositors can be supplied as part of a moulding plant or as stand-alone depositors
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  • They use servo drives for all deposit actions.
Inclusion depositors, with an without inclusions

FEEDER MIXERS

  • Feeder mixers are used to combine measured amounts of chocolate and inclusions inline, to be fed into a depositor
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  • First, chocolate/compound is fed into the feed end of the screw chamber. Then a separate dry screw feeder delivers dry products to the mixing screw
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  • The main mixer feeds and mixes the product to the outlet end. This is then directed into the depositor hopper
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  • PTL feeder mixers can also be used for mixing colour and flavour
PTL Feeder Mixers

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