IPCO is a number one provider of chocolate forming/molding tools, with techniques designed to supply industrial substances – wafers, items, drops and blocks – and ornamental merchandise akin to shavings, rolls, pencils, flowers and lots of extra.
A variety of manufacturing elements means the corporate can tailor techniques to swimsuit completely different wants, with options for every little thing from low price, speedy deployment roll-outs to high-capacity multilayer techniques.
Rotoform HP – Excessive Efficiency
On the coronary heart of all IPCO’s excessive capability options is the Rotoform rotary droplet depot, the most recent mannequin on this sequence is the Rotoform HP (Excessive Efficiency). Particularly designed for chocolate processing, RF HP has opened the door to new ranges of productiveness within the formation of chocolate chips.
IPCO will present a stay demo of the Rotoform HP dosing unit at interpack 2023.
A pump delivers the molten chocolate to the Rotoform through heated tubes. The Rotoform itself consists of a heated stator—which is provided with liquid chocolate—and a perforated rotary shell that rotates concentrically across the stator to deposit drops of chocolate onto a repeatedly operating metal belt. A system of inner baffles and nozzles supplies uniform stress throughout the complete width of the belt, making certain chips are of uniform form and dimension.
The circumferential velocity of the rotoform coincides with the rate of the belt: so the droplets settle with out deformation. The droplet warmth is transferred to the cooling air blown over the product in addition to to the belt itself. The brief cooling time implies that little or no oxygen can penetrate the product.
Wafers move freely for simple dealing with, storage and dosing. Flakes of various sizes – from 30,000 to 300 pcs/kg – could be produced just by altering the wrapper.
Triple chocolate cooling techniques
IPCO has developed a variety of triplex cooling techniques that allow excessive throughput charges whereas lowering flooring area necessities. The product is deposited on the primary belt and adhered to the underside of the second cross. Then it’s transferred to a second conveyor for a 3rd cross.
The corporate not too long ago launched an modern piston depositor that mixes a direct-to-belt strategy with exact management to allow the manufacturing of enormous, completely spherical – that’s, large and/or thick – wafer merchandise.
The depositing press could be put in together with current Rotoform and extrusion tools on IPCO CCM three-pass metal belt cooling strains (Chip and Minimize Forming). This permits three submitting techniques to be mixed into one line for optimum manufacturing flexibility. It can be put in as an improve on older CCM strains, or as a standalone system on new strains.
Metal belts for quenching and hardening
IPCO has been supplying metal belts to be used within the confectionery and chocolate processing industries for almost 100 years, in functions starting from easy conveying to steady processes akin to quenching/hardening, conditioning, drop forming and moulding.
Merchandise processed on this method embrace caramel, chocolate, melted arduous candies, nougat, nut crackers, and extra. In every case, the product is utilized to the belt as a soften, both by way of decanting or drop deposition, and solidifies because it passes by way of the cooling tunnel. The warmth of the soften is transferred to the cooling air blown over the product in addition to to the belt itself.