Confectionery Processing

Whether you work with sweets, chocolate, cakes, or biscuits, we can design and build a solution to meet and exceed your every requirement.

Range of Contact Surfaces to Aid the Product Conveying

We have specially designed materials that will handle sticky substances. We know that one of the biggest issues that confectionery manufacturers face is the sticky raw ingredients, for example molasses and sugar. We have developed a material for our conveyors trays that will handle this without leaving any residue.

In addition to this our conveyors are easy to clean so there are no issues with hygiene. The majority of our equipment can be made using this metal.

Machinery for Confectionary Processing

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Grading

Our grading conveyors enable you to deliver a consistently excellent product to the market

Single, double, triple and quadruple decking so we can grade various different sizes of confectionary on the same conveyor at the same time

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Volumetric Flavour Systems

Through applying a fine, even curtain of seasoning, our flavour systems deliver an accurate and consistent flavour across your range.

It does this in a gentle way that’s designed to prevent damage to your product. And because our machines are easy to access and clean, you can continue to deliver the best with a minimum of servicing.

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Gravimetric Flavour Systems

The concept is primarily based around the application of a weigh system associated to PLC control. The loss-in-weight feed system has been designed to weigh and control the output of variable products continuously to weight accuracies of ±0.25% to ±1%.

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Pre-Enrober Feeder

We have designed machinery to feed confectionary enrobers, to make sure all the products are aligned and flat before they reach the chocolate curtain.

This has minimised product giveaway and improved the quality of the products. C&P Vibratory Conveyors have a powerful but gentle direct force, suitable for delicate confectionary.

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Elevating Products

If you need to split your factory over multiple levels we have many different options to elevate and lower your products.

Spiral Elevators – can safely move your products to different levels without compromising their integrity

Bucket Elevators – make it possible to move your produce between different levels. And the conveyor systems have much smaller footprints

Swan Neck Conveyors – allow you to make the most of your available space without compromising on speed, efficiency, or safety

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Single Re-Pack Lines

Improved production efficiency can be achieved through the use of a vibratory cross head feeder. Through extensive trials over the last 25 years we have proven that by feeding a multihead weigher with our peripheral (circular discharge), which is fully powered to get the perfect flushing effect, allows the dispersion table on the top of the multihead to be evenly fed. This in turn allows the software to run the perfect algorithm which is typically 4 weigh heads.

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Mixing Systems 

We can create unique mixing systems  based on your exact requirements. We can design a system which would enable you to blend up to 22 different input products / ingredients. This is operated through a smart, easy to use HMI screen.

The menu driven system could produce the precise mixes required and we can improve operational efficiencies. Our system can produce outstanding results with accuracies consistently achieved of +/- 1%

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Mixing System – Multiple items

Your main packing lines can continue to run whilst a batch mixing operation continues offline. This allows stock to be built up for short run SKUs which have been premixed saving time and energy and can be decanted straight into a repacking line. It also allows packing on the more basic CCW multihead weighers and with accuracies as tight as +/- 1% been achieved by our clients. It is the ideal solution to remove short runs.

Start of line solutions can be adapted to your exact requirements and the hoppers can be varied in capacity to mirror the requirements of your line methodology. Manual, automatic or open style exit apertures can be designed to reflect the product flow characteristics.

This allows you to effectively plan production allowing for those last minutes SKU’s to be accommodated. Batch mixing also allows for full utilisation for your packing facility and this system allows intervention of the products before final packing. This system also allows the flexibility to not only bulk off finished products, our systems can also be designed to incorporate online packing onto a single feed to a CCW.

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Range of Contact Surfaces to Aid the Product Conveying

We have specially designed materials that will handle sticky substances. We know that one of the biggest issues that confectionary manufactures face is the sticky raw ingredients, for example molasses. We have developed a material for our conveyors trays that will handle this without leaving any residue.

In addition to this our conveyors are easy to clean so there are no issues with hygiene. The majority of our equipment can be made using this metal.

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Laning Systems

The beauty of this system is that it is a cost-effective way to elevate log jams in a busy processing line.

The versatility of the system can be from simply laning your product to a uniformed standard to aligning and creating spaces and gaps. Customised options can be included e.g. fines removal, grading out of imperfect sizes and the system can even be accommodated if floor space is an issue at 90° angles. They can also elevate the issues of peaks and troughs across the production line.

All our systems are supplied with our unique Cox and Plant software and coil drives (the powerhouse of our conveyors) and are manufactured in-house to IP69 standards.

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Distribution Systems

Receive product from a single source and distribute to multiple discharge points such as multihead weighers.

Distribution systems and cross head feeders (CHF) are usually an afterthought, however, ROI can be achieved in as little as 6 weeks. The conveying equipment and the feed to the CCW multihead is critical for accurate weighments and minimum product giveaway.

A proven ability to make businesses better

We’ve helped some of the biggest names in the pet food industry to revolutionise their production lines. We have a proven ability to make businesses better – less wasteful, more efficient, and more profitable.

So let us show you what we can do for you.

Our pet food processing equipment will help your business to:

  • Save space
  • Boost efficiency
  • Reduce manpower
  • Increase running time
  • Boost ROI
  • Reduce health risks
  • Reduce heat generation
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Want to find out more?

Our expert engineers can design a customised solution for any situation. Just tell us what we need and we’ll show you what we can do.
Call us now on +44 (0)1384 895 121.

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