Processing lines for Chocolate
"Unlimited Variety"

Shell Moulding plant

Shell Moulding plant

The WDS-Shell Moulding plant Confec type 372 is designed for the production of filled and solid chocolate products. The modularly designed highly flexible manufacturing plant can be executed in one or two lanes, at ground level or via several floors, depending on requirements.

Chocolate products: Unlimited variety

Chocolate product
Chocolate product
Chocolate product
Chocolate product
Chocolate product
Chocolate product
Chocolate product
Chocolate product

Characteristics

  • Modularly designed, highly flexible manufacturing plant
  • By the modular design the plant can be adapted to future requirements of the market
  • Synchronous drive of all plant elements by servo motors with torque control
  • "Loose-mould-principle"
  • Ground clearance of min. 200 mm
  • Easy access by functional design of the aggregates

Components – Shell Moulding plant Confec type 372

Heating cabinet

Heating cabinet

  • Paternoster heating cabinet
  • Mould heating by adjustable warm airflow
  • Optimized airflow
IR-heating hood

IR-heating hood

  • Mould heating by IR radiator
  • Automatic shutdown in case of plant stoppage
  • Venting by fans
  • No overheating of moulds
Depositor

Depositor

Depositors with servo-electrical drives in various designs according to customer requirements.

  • Mono-, One-Shot or Triple-Shot execution
  • Rotary valve or slide valve depositors
  • Depositors with separated pump systems
  • Depositors with thermally insulated pump systems
  • Extractable depositors
  • Depositors in “EasyClean” execution
Vibration station

Vibration station

  • Combined vertical and horizontal mould vibration
  • Customer-optimized execution
  • Stage vibration possible as well
Shell building cold stamping station (FSC)

Shell building cold stamping station (FSC)

Cold stamping technology to produce highly accurate and uniform shell thicknesses for high quality filled products consisting of:

  • Grouping
  • Stamping station
  • Mould separation
  • Thermo roller station
Shell forming centrifugal station

Shell forming centrifugal station

Forming of shells by “conventional” shell building:

  • Centrifugal mould frame
  • Turn over station
  • Heated chocolate collecting tank
Shell edge forming

Shell edge forming

Forming of a shell edge to the required shell thickness.

Knife section

Knife section

Cutting knife for the exact height alignment of the shell edge.

Thermo roller station

Thermo roller station

Water heated licking roller for alternative height alignment of the shell edge.

Licking roller

Licking roller

Water- or electrically heated licking roller for mould cleaning.

Scraping section

Scraping section

Double cross scraper to cap filled products:

  • Infinitely adjustable ductor blade (mechanical or servo-electrical)
  • Fully enclosed
  • Heated mass collecting tank
Cooling cabinet

Cooling cabinet

  • Paternoster cooling cabinet
  • Cooling by an adjustable airflow
  • “Loose-Mould-Principle”
  • Mould is always aligned horizontally
Demoulding station

Demoulding station

  • Automatic product demoulding on belt or plaque
  • Product specific adjustable demoulding hammers
Mould exchanger incl. empty mould detector

Mould exchanger incl. empty mould detector

  • Mechanical or optical empty mould control
  • Automatic mould discharge and infeed
  • Semi-automatic mould set exchange
Double moulding sections

Double moulding sections with closing and opening

For the production of book mould products:

  • Closing section with pressing bar
  • Opening of the double mould before demoulding of product

Technical Data

  • Plant speed up to 40 moulds / minute
  • Mould size of 425 x 275 mm up to 1180 x 406.4 mm
  • Output up to 10 t/h (depends on product, mould size and speed)