The installation, type CAO 3000-CHOC In-line, is specially designed for the weighing, mixing and continuous fine grin-ding of chocolate, coatings, compounds and bread spreads.
The line consists of a weighing vessel, specially designed to provide automatic (PLC controlled) weighing and mixing of basic ingredients, a jacketed buffer tank, two ball mills CAO 3000 and a heat exchanger. The first ball mill is pre-refining the mass and the second ball mill fine refining.
The ball mills are low speed agitated types, developed for heat and wear sensitive masses. It’s a unique configuration between grinding shaft, grinding tank and grinding media. This leads to an optimum use of the grinding efficiency.
The capacity of the line is up to 1.500 kg/h when crystal sugar is used as an ingredient. In case of using powdered sugar the capacity is considerably higher.
At the outlet of the second ball mill the mass is collected and used for further processing.
These features result in:
The CAO 3000-CHOC In-Line can be supplied with our automatic feeding system, such as feeding screws, lecithin dosing, etc.