MELTING AND MIXING: YOU ASK, WE BUILD THE KETTLES
At Prefamac Chocolate Machines we can tell you everything about melting and mixing kettles. Our team prefers to produce completely customer-specific kettles as shown in the photo below. All-in with stainless steel platform, lobes pump or gear pump, double-walled piping and additional heating. Special level detections depending on the application or ‘consumer’ of the chocolate, weight control based on 1.10 lb.(0.5 kg) accuracy… and all this followed by a signal tower in which each color indicates a specific phase. This saves considerable time and increases the efficiency and comfort of your staff.
You might also want a complete programming of successive melting kettles, in which various ingredients are added before the liquid mass is sent to an enrobing machine or a decorating machine? We can build this with the desired PLC or manual controls. Extensions in the future are also possible if you wish to add a melting kettle, another color of chocolate or glazing in a later phase. Prefamac grows with you and supports you in every phase of your expansion plans.
Not only customization but also our standard melting kettles of 45, 63, 132, 264, 396 and 528 gallons (170, 240, 500, 1000, 1500 and 2000 liters) are very popular and always available within very reasonable delivery times. On machine stoppers, on a stainless steel platform (with or without a pump) and possibly with a simple “pump station” such as the leftmost kettle in the photo. The fact that our solid melting kettles still look like new after 25 years is particularly appreciated by our customers worldwide. Indeed … our kettles are certainly in 75 of our 103 export countries.
Last year we developed the ROLL’X melting kettles at the request of several customers in order to be able to clean and change products very quickly. The solid and heavy agitator can be removed from the kettle very ergonomically and safely via a crane. Another important time saver if your product requires more frequent maintenance. And the small ergonomic ERGO 100 melting kettle, 26 gallons, is also a newcomer. With a simple electrical cabinet at the bottom and via a tap both sideways and at the bottom, you can easily innovate with gluten-free, vegan, keto… and all possible perfumes and flavors. Super handy, both for labs and in production.
Individual or combined kettles can also be equipped with an external double-walled and heated filter. As a result, the chocolate can be used longer, your staff is relieved and in the event of a lot of failure the filter can also be installed in bypass. Think of your combination, and we implement it.
Filling platforms at height can be developed for filling the kettles with small or large chocolate drops, or we can offer you very handy giraffe belts. The bags with drops can be ergonomically inserted into a collecting bin at a height of 3.3 feet (1 m) and the kettles are then filled at a self-determined speed. Very fast at the end of the day, or very slow so that chocolate is constantly being melted.
And if you do start with blocks of chocolate of 11 or 88 lbs (5 or 40 kg)… it might be better to opt for our Prefamac Quick Melters. The insertion height of our Quick Melters is also only 3.3 feet (1 m), so ergonomically also a great advantage. By the way, the QM40 melts 1.100 lbs (500 kg) of real chocolate per hour (compound chocolate: even more). And thanks to the 3 thermostats on the 3 heated grilles, various products can also be combined. The stirrer at the bottom and the 4th heating of the machine make the whole an ‘immediately ready for use’ combination.
Do you have any special wishes? Does your team have specific questions?
Let us know. We do not shy away from a challenge and help you further!