Danish equipment supplier Aasted has launched a chocolate molding line designed for small-size production.
The company’s Jensen Compact Line is between 15-20 meters in length and 3-2 meters in height, which Aasted claims makes it well-suited for small-size companies.
The line comes in stainless steel and can be either automatic or manual. It has a maximum production capacity of 230 kilos per hour and runs up to five molds a minute.
Response to customer requests
Camilla Iversen, sales & marketing assistant at Aasted, told ConfectioneryNews.com: “The concept was developed upon several requests from small-scale customers, wishing to go from manual handling to semi-automatic or even automatic handling.”
“This new concept ables us to service these requests, and to provide an Aasted Line solution in small-scale.”
The line was developed during the second quarter (Q2) of 2012 and the first line was sold this summer.
The machine requires only one worker to operate. The line includes a one-shot depositor, but further feeding equipment can be added for producing tablets or pralines. Manufacturers can alos add a demolding section in future if required.
Aasted claimed that machine was easily cleaned and could be delivered quickly, requiring a simple installation.