Need assistance with making bars

chocolifetrying
@niewulis
11/08/15 03:18:22PM
8 posts
So I'm at the point where I need to up production. I'm in Canada and am looking for a machine which can either pump chocolate from my melter directly into molds with the same amount each time. Or if that's not possible a moulding machine but there's so any to chose from and I don't Know where to start.
Dirke Botsford
@dirke-botsford
11/08/15 06:04:32PM
98 posts

I used the tempering machine from Perfect Equipment out of Quebec, it doesn't pump but it works amazingly well for creating bars just with the standard set up. Check them out, they might have something up your alley?

Tony.n
@tonny
11/09/15 11:03:18AM
54 posts

@niewulis, in order to provide you with an accurate answer, what is the volume of bars you're going to produce, how many types of chocolate (dark, milk ..) and how many types of bars (just single size or more?) what kind of equipment do you currently have?

 

chocolifetrying
@niewulis
11/09/15 03:34:14PM
8 posts

I make milk and white chocolate bars. Currently using microwave to melt and piping bags to fill the molds. Make roughly 600 bars in a day looking for a machine to take my melted chocolate and dispense it into molds

Tony.n
@tonny
11/09/15 05:45:55PM
54 posts

There is a lot of melting and tempering machines with a depositor head in the market. I still have few more questions to help you better:

1 - Based on the quantity, I am assuming you are selling your bars directly to your customers (individuals/online customers or smaller specialty retailer) and not via retail stores (major retailer), correct?

If you intend to sell your bars via retail stores you may need a volumetric controled pump and custom depositor for your mold - major retailers usually require weight accuracy and those custom depositors could run you expensive)

2 - Do you MAKE your chocolate (bean to bar) or Purchase Blocks/Discs from 3rd party Chocolate maker and what is the typical batch of chocolate you make/melt on a daily basis (How many Kg) (based on your answer I am assuming you melt 3rd party blocks/discs - correct me If I am wrong)?

3 - What is your budget (range) for the equipment?

 

 

PS - A 600 bars daily batch, seems a large quantity of bars to be produced via Microwave Melting/Manual Tempering 

 

 

 


updated by @tonny: 11/09/15 05:55:56PM
chocolifetrying
@niewulis
11/09/15 05:49:40PM
8 posts

Directly to customers. I buy wafers and melt them down. Around 4000$

Tony.n
@tonny
11/09/15 06:55:49PM
54 posts

Are you open to buy new or used? My recommendation is to look for a "used table top fully automatic with depositor":

With a 4K budget you may be able to get a used table top full automatic tempering machine with depositor (Brand new range will be between 5 to 10K)

Here are few examples:

FULL AUTO

http://www.tcfsales.com/products/659-fbm-AURA-Table-Top-Auto-Tempering-Machine/ (For more information contact Clay Gordon via ChocolateLife)

http://www.savagebros.com/p.26/50-lb-20-kg-table-top-chocolate-melter-conditioner.aspx 

 

SEMI AUTO (with depositor)

http://www.tcfsales.com/products/623-LCM-Table-Top-Tempering-Machine-with-Pump-25-kg/

SEMI AUTO (Mini Wheel)

http://perfectinc.com/en/tempering/mini-wheel-tempering-air-20 

http://www.tcfsales.com/products/557-DEDY-Mini-Molding-Machine-23-kg/

http://www.bakonusa.com/chocolate-machines/choco-tt 

 

 

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