Sandvik steel belts are used for processing chocolate and other confectionery products, with applications ranging from simple conveying to continuous processes such as cooling/solidification, conditioning, drop-forming, casting, freezing, baking and finishing.
The key benefits of a stainless steel conveyor belt are outstanding thermal properties, excellent return on investment and unparalleled cleanability for maximum hygiene.
Cooling is a major application, and one in which we can provide end-to-end process expertise, supplying not only the steel belts but also feeding, cooling and associated control equipment. These systems are widely used for cooling and solidifying, with applications including chocolate and sugar mass, as well as caramel, gelatine, hard melt candy, nougat, nut brittle and more.
For many customers, their main requirement is straightforward conveying of products like sugar and cocoa mass, and we can supply replacement conveyors for existing systems, steel belts for OEMs, or complete installations including drums, supports, tracking controls and cleaners/scrapers.
We also manufacture the Rotoform FD, an efficient, steel belt-based granulator used for the pastillation of a wide range of food products including chocolate, emulsifiers and fats.
Molten chocolate is fed into the Rotoform unit, and deposited onto a continuously running stainless steel cooling belt in the form of drops. The belt runs at a speed synchronized to that of the depositor, ensuring that the hemispherical drops are of a consistent size and shape.
The heat of the chocolate melt is transferred to cooling air blown onto the product and also to the belt itself. The excellent thermal conductivity of the belt delivers fast, controlled solidification and the chocolate pastilles are discharged cleanly at the end of the system.
Key benefits of Rotoform-based chocolate pastillation include:
- High quality chocolate drops
- Regular shape and size of chocolate pastille
- Easy cleaning & maintenance
- Minimum chocolate waste
- High capacity for maximum efficiency
Rotoform FD granulation system
Our granulation system Rotoform FD is specifically designed for the pastillation of a wide range of food products and ideally suited for the pastillation of chocolate. Offering all the benfits of the basic Rotoform granulation system - reliability, product quality and easy of operation - Rotoform FD granulator has been developed to maintain the highest standards of hygiene.
Steel belt processing solutions for chocolate and confectionery
Upgrade your process systems with a Sandvik steel belt. Sandvik steel belts have provided the ideal processing medium for chocolate, candy, bakery and other confectionery products for almost 100 years and the benefits remain just as relevant in the 21st century.
Rotoform FD in chocolate pastillation
Chocolate is one of many food products successfully processed on Sandvik steel belt-based systems and we offer a choice of water and chilled air cooling technologies.
The Sandvik QuickCleaner represents a major advance in steel belt cleaning technology, enabling press belts to be returned to premium operating condition for a cost significantly less than that of comparable methods.