Cost-effective, low-volume, versatile hard candy line
Compact hard candy cooking and depositing systems are recent additions to the Baker Perkins range, and offer a rapid return on investment at the lower end of the output scale. They incorporate all the cost, flexibility and quality benefits that have persuaded many companies to switch from die forming to depositing.
Two models are available, with output maxima of 1062 pieces per minute on the Compact, and 1320 pieces per minute on the Compact Plus.
The Compact concept provides cost-effective entry to the confectionery market for developing companies via a wide range of quality hard candies with high consumer appeal.
Solid hard candy, two-colour centre-fill hard candy, two-colour striped hard candy, fruit or milk/cream-based candies and layered hard candy, can all be made on one Compact line in a variety of weights.
Continuous operation ensures consistent quality with less scrap, and also reduces labour requirements. Rapid product changeover times are achieved with negligible waste; labour and maintenance requirements are minimal.
The Compact line incorporates the Baker Perkins 'Microfilm' swept surface cooker, regarded as the industry standard for high boiled, milk and cream candies. The Depositor is based on Baker Perkins well proven range of machines that offer the confectioner more choices than any other range on the market - over 500 Baker Perkins depositing systems are at work around the world.
Compared with die forming, depositing typically offers a higher quality appearance with improved clarity, plus a smoother 'mouth feel' with quicker flavour release. Other advantages include the ability to make a wide range of bright, sophisticated products with high consumer appeal, in a variety of weights, and with accurate control of piece weight and shape.
This proven technology is backed by full process support,
including an Innovation Centre at Peterborough in the UK offering
product trials in a confidential environment.