HDM set for major refining equipment unveiling at ProSweets

The MacIntyre team joins CEO of HDM, Armin Hardt (right of pic) at a previous Gulfood Manufacturing show. The business is set for a major release this weekend. Pic: Neill Barston

Cocoa and chocolate machinery specialist Hamburg Dresdner Maschinenfabriken (HDM), is set for a major unveiling of its latest HFR five-roll refiner at ProSweets, writes Neill Barston.

The German-based business will be appearing at this year’s show between 28-31 January, alongside more than 250 businesses from across the equipment, systems and ingredients segments of the industry, as well as more than 1,400 exhibitors for ISM sweets and snacks event.

As the business noted, its HFR is claiming one of the highest throughputs on the market, with the additional drive at the machine infeed and the HDM gap adjustment system, it has been developed with a high degree of emphasis on flexible production.

Moreover, as the company noted, it has been  proven for over ten years, with the technology retaining the benefits of the previous model HFS 108S, while the innovations make it even more flexible and safe to work with.

“For us, innovation is inseparably linked to the added value for our customers. Our focus is on optimising yield, increasing throughput, and monitoring product quality to precisely enhance the performance of our machinery and systems in real time. By achieving these objectives, we create genuine value for our customers, reflected in increased revenue and consequently, sustainable success,” says Dr. Tobias Lohmüller, Chief Technology Officer at HDM Group.

As the company added, the automatic five-roll refiner is characterised by its high fineness performance and throughput control system: The combining gap adjustment and differential speed leads to a fully automated throughput optimisation and optimum operating safety and performance.

Of particular note is the ability to adjust the gap between the rolls during operation, which can reduce downtime and save money while dramatically increasing throughput. Another benefit is the high product flexibility and performance optimisation with additional differential speed control. Moreover, the additional drive at the machine infeed increases the flexibility and possibilities for processing different mass consistencies. It has been forged with safety, cleanability and comparative ease of maintenance as core features.


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Furthermore, as the business noted, it has been developed with highest level of operational safety and performance in mind, which is achieved by on-line monitoring of roll coverage and strip detection by means of an optical system.

The new HFR Refiner reportedly delivers up to 25–35% higher throughput with up to 30% less energy consumption per metric ton (compared to standard 1800mm refiners) as well as the same compact footprint of a standard 1800mm refiners. It covers four model ranges: HFR 180E, HFR 180S, HFR 180F and HFR 180FS. In a world where requirements are changing so fast, customers need flexibility to adapt their products.

Significantly, it offers a greater flexibility when processing masses with inhomogeneous and difficult consistencies and increased throughput. For recipe development and customer trials, HDM operates its own Research and Development Centre in Dresden, which houses not only a state-of-the-art laboratory but also all the process technology needed to develop new products.

Here, the company’s engineers analyse customer requirements and translate them into holistic application concepts.  As the business noted, flexibility in cocoa processing and chocolate making is at the heart of HDM, and it is anticipating the opportunity of showcasing its latest development this weekend.



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