Equipment and lines

HARD CANDIES

WEIGHING & DISSOLVING PROCESS AND INGREDIENTS PREPARATION SKIDS

A wide range of configurations of Weighing and Dissolving Systems represents a flexible and economical solution to fit all production need. This system is conceived as a modular structure which can be proposed in several models depending upon the specific application with an output ranging from 400 up to 5000 Kg/h. The system also can be integrated in existing processing lines to achieve greater productivity and improved efficiency.

APPLICATION Any type of recipe for hard candies, toffees and chewy candies
Lollipops
Deposited candies
Coating solutions
Sugar and sugar-free products

TECHNICAL FEATURES SS AISI 304 made with compact and hygienic design
Energy saving with steam operating pressure at 6 Bar max.
High performance
CIP for easy and quick recipe change
PLC control with recipes storage
Output: from 400 up to 5000 Kg/h

OPTIONAL Transfer pump
Filtering group
Skid for Isomalt
Skid for powdered milk
Skid for condensed milk

COOKING PROCESS

Efficient and versatile equipment for the automatic cooking process with a batch-wise discharge. The traditional "coil-type" as well as the most up-to-date "mixflow-type" cooking technology are available in various ranges of capacity, from 300 Kg/h up to 1500 Kg/h depending on type and equipment configuration.

APPLICATION Any type of recipe for hard candy and lollipops
Sugar
Sugar-free

TECHNICAL FEATURES Coil cooking type or mix-flow cooking system
Energy saving
High performance
Compact and hygienic design
CIP for easy cleaning and quick recipe change
Twin pot automatic switching
Output: from 300 Kg/h up to 1500 Kg depending on model and equipment configuration

OPTIONAL Special dual-configuration (*)
Vacuum pump with water economizer
Semi-automatic pot tilting

(*) Operation methods of the special dual-configuration:

TWO COIL COOKING IN PARALLEL AT THE SAME TIME High capacity production rates (typical batch cooking configuration up to 1500 kgh)
Steam saving: example 1500 kg/h at 3 Bar steam
Each coil independent controls as to pump speed and temperature

TWO COIL ALTERNATING COOKING Typically recommended for milk-base (high proteine recipe) hard candy masses
Alternating cooking/washing cycles every 8 hrs approx.
Capacity up to 1200 kgh (milk-base) and up to 1500 Kgh (syrup)

Vd. HC Weighing & Dissolving ADVANTAGES High flexibility
Space saving

Flavours Mixing - KNEADING - TEMPERING PROCESS

Mixer and kneading machine are required to prepare the hard candy mass for the downstream operations. Flavors, colors and acids are incorporated into the sugar batch by a homogeneous blending while dough tempering is achieved through an effective kneading.

APPLICATION Any type of hard boiled masses

MIXER – TECHNICAL FEATURES SS AISI 304 made with compact and hygienic design
Manual pre-dose feeding
Kettle automatic lifting device
Cycle control
Simple to operate start/stop system
Capacity: 30 or 70 Kg/batch

KNEADING MACHINE – TECHNICAL FEATURES Rotating table with temperature control allowing process of all batches
Hydraulic powered tempered kneading arms
Programmable cycle
Safety guards
Capacity: 30 or 70 kg/batch

OPTIONAL Laminator feeder (to the batch roller) for batch roller automatic loading
Automatic batch unloading from kneading machine
Pre-cooling drum for sugar-free process

ROTARY FORMING LINES

The ROTARY forming system is the ideal solution when it comes to the production of formed hard boiled candies and sweets (unfilled, filled with liquid and/or powders or paste). The rotary-die technology is able to deliver perfectly-formed, seamless and burr-free candies, lozenges and centres.

APPLICATION Solid and filled candies
Lozenges
Medicated candies
Sugar and sugar-free candies

TECHNICAL FEATURES Four different sizes of rotary forming lines can be selected depending on product types and production needs: from small or laboratory output to high capacity volume.
Range of capacity from 300 Kg/h up to 1600 Kg/h depending on line size and configuration.
Rope speed from 30 up to 160 m/min depending on line size and configuration.

LAB LINE – MINI-FLEX (256-EXEC – rotary former)
Rope speed: up to 30 m/min

ALFA JUNIOR (114-EXEC - rotary former)
Rope speed: up to 110 m/min

ALFA LINE (195-EXEC - rotary former)
Rope speed: up to 130 m/min

FLEXI LINE (239-EXEC - rotary former)
Rope speed: up to 160 m/min

High efficiency, durability and flexibility
Hygienic design
Low maintenance requirements
User friendly
Possibility to use any existing rotary die-set
Constant and self re-adjustment of the line speed and processing values
Servo-driven speed adjustment
Reduced scraps rate
Patented applications to achieve product forming, to reduce mechanical frictions and to improve die life
Machinery interface and interconnection to achieve a consistent line speed synchronization
Recipes and parameters control and storage by PLC

OPTIONAL: Any type of filling pump to be connected to the batch roller
Additional dedicated set of forming cams depending on finished product shape.
CIP for cooling tunnel

CHAIN FORMING LINES

The CHAIN forming system is the ideal solution when it comes to the production of highly filled hard candies and sweets

APPLICATION Solid and high center filled
Sweets
Sugar
Sugar-free
Filling percentage up to 30% or above depending on product

TECHNICAL FEATURES: The chain forming lines are available in two production sizes depending on the final required output.
Range of capacity from 300 Kg/h up to 2000 Kg/h depending on line configuration
Rope speed up to 180 m/min depending on line configuration

JUMBO JUNIOR LINE
Rope speed: up to 110 m/min

JUMBO LINE
Rope speed: up to 180 m/min

High efficiency, durability and flexibility
Hygienic design
Stainless steel execution of all equipment
Low maintenance, cleaning and operation friendly
Constant and self re-adjustment of the line speed and processing values
Servo-driven speed adjustment
Patented applications are implemented to achieve the product forming, to reduce mechanical frictions and to improve die life
Machinery interface and interconnection to achieve a consistent line speed synchronization
Recipes and parameters control and storage by PLC

OPTIONAL Any type of filling pump to be connected to the batch roller
CIP for cooling tunnel
Chips collector unit

DUPLEX FORMING LINE: ROTARY + CHAIN SYSTEM IN ONE SOLUTION

DUPLEX FORMING MACHINE is the answer to fit any production need achieving the highest degree of flexibility and efficiency when it comes to die-formed candies. It features both the rotary and chain system, DUPLEX FORMING MACHINE is a unique, complete and compact solution.

APPLICATION Any type of solid and high center filled candies
Sweets
Lozinges
Sugar
Sugar-free
Filling percentage up to 30% or above depending on the product with the chain forming head

TECHNICAL FEATURES Output from 300 Kg/h up to 700 Kg/h
Rope speed from 15 up to 110 m/min
Hygienic design
Easy and quick line re-configuration and switch
Independent servo motors for calibrator and each forming system
Quick change-over to switch forming head (either rotary or chain)
Constant and self re-adjustment of the line speed and processing values
Patented applications are implemented to achieve the product forming, to reduce mechanical frictions and to improve die life
Machinery interface and interconnection to achieve a consistent line speed synchronization
Recipes and parameters control and storage by PLC
Chips collector unit

OPTIONAL Any type of filling pump to be connected to the batch roller
Additional dedicated set of forming cams depending upon type of finished product
CIP for cooling tunnel

Striping Extrusion Line

Any type of hard candy forming line can integrate a striping extruder in place of the traditional batch roller. Hard candy striping extruder is suitable to produce striped candies with up to two colors which are deposited onto the main rope through independent dedicated pumps.

APPLICATION Hard candy (solid and filled)

TECHNICAL FEATURES Robust and stainless-steel construction for all parts in contact with the product for food operations and easy cleaning
Extrusion die-head with coloring nozzles
Closed-loop heat distribution throughout the extruder, including hopper, screws and pipings
Accurate temperature control system via dedicated diathermic-food-grade-oil tempering units
PLC control for all functions including temperature-control zones
Capacity from 450 to 800 Kg/hr
The extruder comes together with “Easy cleaning” kit
Rope dimension up to 80mm diam.

OPTIONAL One-or-two color pumps
Liquid center-filling connection
Machine on casters