Similarly to our other cookers, the cooking process is carried out in a plate heat exchanger from which the product flows into a flash-off chamber, where it looses its moisture. Just below the flash-off chamber, a vacuum chamber provides extra moisture release while a screw extracting unit drives the product into a dynamic in- line mixer where colours and flavours, as well as acid, if required, are automatically added and mixed to the mass at pre-set ratios. The mass is finally collected on a stainless steel cooling band with three independent cooling sections where three folding ploughs and rollers provide smooth tempering/kneading of the mass that is then directly fed to the forming machines.
CKC Continuous Cooker
The CKC family of continuous cookers integrate cooking, aromatization, colouring, addition of acid, mixing and tempering in a single line. The CKC.75 and CKC.120 produce up to 750 kg/h or 1200 kg/h of sugar based or sugar free hard candy. Combining the advantages of plate heat exchanger technology with a high level of automation, our continuous cookers represent an efficient and reliable solution for high capacity production processes. The twin mixer version CKC.100D also allows the simultaneous processing of two flows of candy having different colour or flavour on the same tempering belt.