The customer is a multinational company, producer of food products.
INOXPA designed and assembled a whole line for melting, preparation and dosing of chocolate to the vat where energy bars are dipped.
The process consists in melting the chocolate chips in a melting tank equipped with a heating jacket. The heating jacket is controlled by a modulating valve that regulates the temperature and prevents the product from burning. From there, the product is sent to the preparation tank, where the load cells control the addition of salt and almond paste. When the product is finished, it is sent to the storage tank that feeds the dipping vat with the product that previously passes through a loop.
The whole production line is jacketed, warm water prevents product cooling.
The installation is also equipped with an automated product recovery unit (SilPig) and an automated CIP unit.
The automation of the process is performed with a control system formed by a PLC and a touch screen (HMI), manufactured by Allen Bradley.