Aasted set to release breakthrough tempering system at ProSweets
Danish-based equipment specialist Aasted has confirmed that it will be launching its new StellaNova chocolate tempering system at this year’s ProSweets in Cologne.
The company said its latest series represented a significant technological step forward for the business, enabling major production output increases of up to 40%.
In terms of its operation, the business said that the StellaNova’s design offered separate cooling and shearing processes. This meant that it is now possible to set the exit temperature as low as 27ºC while maintaining the highest quality of crystals, with shorter cooling times enabling productivity gains.
The machine is built entirely in stainless steel and has a distinctive planet wheel design within the column that reportedly delivers 400% more shear without creating additional shear heat. It has also been developed to saves up to a reported 50% of energy compared to the traditional tempering machines.
CEO Piet Tæstensen said: “We are excited to present the new StellaNova temper, the most striking advance in the chocolate tempering process since 1946. Following 1946, when Dr. Kaj Christian Sophus Aasted invented the world’s first patented continuous chocolate plate temperer, Aasted has been continuously advancing and perfecting the chocolate tempering process,” explained the chief executive, who said that the system aimed to deliver a consistently high grade of chocolate.
Other highlights of the company’s appearance at ProSweets include demonstrations of its SuperNova Orbit. This has been made especially for tempering of crème and fat fillings.
As the company explained, this tempering and aeration solution has been developed to make direct plastification and aeration of fat based liquids possible.
Among other equipment on display is its ChocoAnalyzer, and ChocoMeter+, instruments created to enhance the quality-assurance of chocolate production. The company will also be exhibiting its Alice II Extruder and depositor and Alice High-speed wire cutter.