This compact piece of machine is easy to install, start and operate. For each batch, it performs simultaneously grinds the cocoa, sugar and thoroughly blends the ingredients and refines them as required, in addition to conching the resulting chocolate mass.
The machine works by means of rotating blades that provide pressure against the inner wall of the working chamber. This working chamber is fitted with grooved sections, used by the rollers to mix and refine the product as required. The blades are moved by means of a meticulously designed reduction gear that enables maximum energy transfer with minimum consumption. The amount of pressure exerted by the blades against the grooved sections is determined by means of an electronically controlled and regulated hydraulic motor. The machine is fitted with a double-jacket for heating and cooling, as well as the corresponding resistances, controlled automatic cold water inlet and water pump to ensure an even distribution of operating temperatures.
To be fitted and used as part of the UNIVERSAL chocolate refiner conches – including a hot air generator, 3-way valve and 1 set of recirculating pipeline.
Firstly, the chocolate mass is pumped through the discharge valve of the refiner conche. The chocolate pump is not part of this scope of supply – please refer to item.
The chocolate mass is circulated through the pipeline to the location of the refiner conche which is usually occupied by the extractor fan. This is now, where the chocolate curtain is created by a flat nozzle which creates a curtain or “fish-tail” of chocolate mass.
Hot air from the generator is then purged through the curtain of chocolate mass to remove moisture and volatiles.
This process is repeated throughout the process cycle and greatly aids in the conching process of the chocolate mass.