Chocolate Processing

Just in time for Valentines Day we're discussing the chocolate processing equipment we manufacture for clients in the confectionary industry. Chocolate is a popular treat for many across the globe and brings in roughly 100 billion dollars in revenue annually. Confectionary clients use our process melters to create your favorite chocolate treats for Valentine's day and throughout the year.

In the early stages of chocolate production the cocoa nibs are formed into a large cocoa mass and then melted into a liquid form which can be further processed. In order to melt the large cocoa mass, which can be upwards of 1,000kg, a chocolate liquor block melter is required.

Cocoa Liqour Block Melter-1

 

CMP manufactures a cocoa liquor block metler which enables the large masses of cocoa  to be manually loaded into the melter. The cocoa liquor is then screened and pumped to mixing tanks. Hot water is circulated inside heated rails mounted inside the melter to melt the cocoa mass. A large pneumatic cylinder creates force on the cocoa blocks to maintain surface contact with the rails through the melting process. Cocoa liquor can be used to make chocolate, or can be processed into its two main components, cocoa butter and cocoa powder which can also be used in the production of chocolate.

In addition to the cocoa liquor block melter, CMP also manufactures two styles of melters for the melting of cocoa butters, a single melter and a two-tier autoload melter. In each melter, hot water is circulated inside heated rails mounted inside the melter at angles. The cocoa butter blocks melt through the rails as they slide down the declined rails. Liquid cocoa butter then flows through a screen tank and pumped to heated storage tanks.

As we know, there are an abundance of chocolate flavours from dark chocolate, to milk chocolate and even white chocolate. The process of making each of these depends on the ingredients that are added to the mix. These ingredients can include a combination of cocoa liquor and cocoa butter, milk, vanilla, and sugar.

If you're producing chocolate treats in the confectionary industry, speak with a member of the Technical Sales team to ensure you're getting the most hygienic and efficient melter for your production rate. Happy Snacking!