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CHOCO CONCHE MIXER

 
Overview

The penultimate process is called conching. A conche is a container filled with metal beads, which act as grinders. The refined and blended chocolate mass is kept liquid by frictional heat. The conching process produces cocoa and sugar particles smaller than the tongue can detect; hence the smooth feel in the mouth. The length of the conching process determines the final smoothness and quality of the chocolate. High-quality chocolate is conched for about 72 hours, lesser grades about four to six hours. After the process is complete, the chocolate mass is stored in tanks heated to approximately 45–50 °C (113–122 °F) until final processing.

This process removes unwanted flavours, coats the solid particles with fat and develops the desired flavours. Conching may be carried out in long troughs in which a roller travels from one end to the other. However, circular conches are more common. They have a larger capacity and are more efficient than long troughs. Conching creates a wave and adds air to the mixture, to ensure that the flavour develops perfectly. Cocoa butter and an emulsifier are gradually added to keep the chocolate liquid and make the recipe to the correct proportions. Aromas are sometimes added towards the end of conching.

Our Conche Mixer is designed specially to satisfy the requirements of chocolate production. Our mixer is perfectly suited for the production of chocolate and chocolate dough.

Our mixer is ideal for applications which requires the blending of dry and liquid materials into a uniform homogenized mix. Available in sizes ranging from 10 to 10,000 litres.The unit is built to operate accurately with a minimum of supervision.

 
Features of Conche Mixer
 
  • All surfaces that come into contact with the product and involved in the mixing are made of SS 304 and 316 grade
  • Double walled U trough design with carbon steel jacket for heating/cooling
  • Mixing arms are designed for rapid mixing to produce perfect mix
  • Temperature control system
  • Twin shafts with special mixing elements
  • The direction of rotation of the mixing shaft can be regulated and it is possible to reverse the direction of rotation
  • The production outlet is regulated by pneumatic system

   

 

Design Highlights
 
  • The form and arrangement of the mixing elements on the shaft, when rotating at an appropriate speed, create an intense turbulence in the material to be mixed.
  • The mixing blades lift and propel quantities of product from the material bed. This material then falls back along intersecting trajectories distributed across the entire mixing chamber to rejoin the bulk mass.
  • The proven high-shear conche from MIKRONS has a central mixing shaft. Several mixing elements with close clearance to the conche wall are mounted along the length of this shaft. Each plough shear mixer-like mixing element sweeps a specific ring-shaped area once during each rotation. With the new Mixing Mechanism however the mixing vessel section is swept three times during each rotation of the shaft
  • Efficient unsurpassed mixing action generates rapid mixing and reduces dwell time for a wide range of materials
  • Elimination of "dead zones" in the trough ensures uniform mixing of product
  • Easily accessible design simplifies dismantling, maintenance and cleaning
  • Mixes a variety of dry, pasty and liquid components to a smooth,o homogenized paste of uniform consistency
  • Intensive movements of mixed material in all zones through optimum design of the mixing tools and the mixing drum.
  • Minimum clearance to the wall. There is almost no unused space, even in the discharge area.
  • The end wall of a mixing vessel is designed as a cleaning door. It is closed by a fast-action screw and an electro-mechanic locking mechanism. This allows the mixing mechanism to be removed from the shaft to be cleaned or replaced by a differently designed mixing mechanism if other mixing tasks require this. .

 

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Blade Configuration
 
 
 
 

 

Technical Specification
 

Model No.

CONCH-500

CONCH-1000

CONCH-3000

CONCH-6000

Capacity, kg

500

1000

3000

6000

Length

2-4 (3/4)

2-10(1/2)

4-0

7-10(1/2)

Width

5-6(1/4)

7-2

9-6

10-10(1/2)

Height

5-3(1/4)

5-6

7-1

8-2

Power

10

15

30

50

Weight, Lbs

4500

12,500

26,500

36,000

 

 
 
 
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