The evolution of Carle & Montanari (SACMI Group) continues with new integrated solutions for the chocolate industry, from cocoa processing to chocolate mass preparation, moulding and packaging. At the most recent Pack Expo 2010 exhibition in Chicago, the focus was on packaging, with the presentation of the new T-PACK2 electronic wrapper for chocolate bars and tablets.
The new machine is designed to reach 200 ppm wrapping speed and can manipulate chocolate bars and tablets ranging from 100 to 300 grams. The hermetically closed packaging, with internal heat-sealed aluminum and external folded paper, guarantees the highest product quality.
Other innovative solutions that were recently introduced by the company include the following:
• The CAVEMIL “R” new family of moulding lines, featuring impressive flexibility and innovative moulds movement technology. This new line allows customers to maximize production by using moulds of different sizes (for eggs, bar and pralines) on the same moulding line.
• The sixth series of the MLR rotary depositors and the latest version of the MEP piston depositor, with removable head execution, represent the company’s newest line of chocolate depositors. Available from 275 mm to 1,700 mm dosable surfaces, all of the depositors are universal, which enable all dosing technologies (points, ribbon, one-shot points and one-shot ribbon). Multi-head versions (Multicenter) are available for triple-shot and co-depositing capabilities.
• The new BV Counter-moulds Buffering System, FIFO (first in, first out) buffer for moulding lines, help customers efficiently handle micro-stops of their packaging lines during production runs.
The new buffer offers a whole new way of stocking products directly on their demoulding counter-plates. In addition to tablets, bars and pralines, the system can buffer book-moulded products such as eggs, various moulded shapes and balls.
When the packaging line re-starts, the stocked counter-moulds filled with products are sent to packaging, while empty counter-moulds replace them in the buffering cabinet.
• Since the successful debut of the new HFI series of five-roll refiners two years ago, the company has expanded the line’s range with a HFI 525 that features a 2,500-mm roll length with an output of 1,600 kg/h of refined chocolate. The new machine goes to extend the range of Carle & Montanari existing refiners, including the HFI518 (1800 mm) and the HFI513 (1300 mm).
Carle & Montanari’s legacy and experience in the manufacturing of cocoa presses continues with ongoing technological developments, providing innovative solutions to further increase the performance of the POV series machines and their ancillary equipment.
During its 100 years of existence, Carle & Montanari has produced more than 1,500 moulding lines, many of which are still in production. Consequently, the company has decided to allocate several resources and a dedicated team of people to improve and extend the life of these existing moulding lines, boosting product quality and introducing higher flexibility and new categories of products.
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