Sacmi’s chocolate processing and packaging lines set for ProSweets’ showcase

Major Italian firm Sacmi has pledged an extensive display for this year’s ProSweets, including ground-breaking solutions for the processing, moulding and secondary packaging sectors that will be showcased, writes Neill Barston.

Confectionery Production last caught-up with the business at Interpack in Dusseldorf last May (pictured main image), at which the business demonstrated a wide range of market competencies, including those for the confectionery sector. This year’s key event in Cologne will continue in that vein.

Among the company’s latest innovations will be its chocolate processing HFI 509 Refiner, a newly designed five-roll refiner (below) that ensures optimal grinding and ultra-fine particle size, even on products of different, less traditional consistency. This forms part of the Nano Chocoline series, that provides the quality and performance of traditional high-capacity processing lines on a small scale. This offers a new approach to chocolate preparation that allows the quality and performance of traditional high-capacity processing lines to be replicated on a small scale (500/600 kg/h with a chocolate particle size of 20 microns).

High levels of machine automation mean recipes can be programmed directly from the HMI, delivering smoothing the running of the system in the absence of an operator.

Meanwhile, the MLRG 1500 Drop Line forms the core of the new line that doses up to 3,000 kg/h of chocolate and compound-based semi-finished drops, chips, sticks and chunks. This machine offers extremely fast, easy format changeovers and high-speed operation thanks to servomotor-controlled longitudinal and vertical movement.

In keeping with its ‘Everything for chocolate & Packaging for everything’ motto, the business will also be showcasing a secondary packaging solution at Prosweets: the next-gen Advance S-334 tri-functional cell, which delivers ultra-high productivity of up to 800 products or 150 closed boxes per minute.

The innovative linear motor system makes the box form, fill and seal stages independent, maximising line efficiency and versatility, especially in the case of frequent changeovers. Also, the picking robot delivers outstanding blank loading ergonomics. Hall 10.1, Stand F50-G59

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