Hard Candy Manufacturing
Weighs and mixes up to 16 dry and liquid confectionery ingredients into a homogeneous slurry. Individual ingredients are fed via a weigh hopper into the mixer and mixed during the fill cycle to produce a consistent slurry. Batches are fed from the Autofeed mixing tank to two reservoir tanks to facilitate a continuous feed to the cooker.
Firstly, sugar slurry is dissolved and partially cooked in a plate heat exchanger. Secondly, cooking to final moisture takes place in the Microfilm™ rotor. This creates a thin film of syrup which cooks rapidly without process inversion or burning of dairy ingredients.
Incorporates colours and flavours into the cooked syrup via a gravity split feed system. Each colouring and flavouring system is specified to match the level of automation required by the customer and the characteristics of the depositing system.
Continuously deposits syrup at final moisture into solid moulds using a starch-free process. The one-shot depositing action can combine up to four colours and components in a single product to produce a wide range of attractive candies that have exciting taste and texture combinations.
- Hard Candy
Baker Perkins’ hard candy cooking and despositing systems facilitate production of an extensive range of attractive, high quality and colourful candies that cover both sugar and sugar-free recipes.
The ServoForm™ continuously deposits syrup into solid moulds using a starch-free process. The one-shot depositing action can combine up to four colours and components in a single piece to produce a wide range of attractive candies that have exciting taste and texture combinations.
Multi-colour, multi-component candies can be produced in stripes, layers and random patterns. Hard or soft centre-fills can be incorporated, with every possible colour and flavour.
High quality with complete control
Superior appearance, high clarity and rapid flavour release with a smooth 'mouth feel' are some of the key quality advantages created by depositing compared with die forming. The nature of the depositing process creates complete control throughout the system, leading to extremely high dimensional, shape and weight accuracy, negligible scrap rates and efficient wrapping, plus maximum hygiene with low maintenance.
Hard candy lines incorporate automatic weighing, feeding, dissolving, and colour / flavour / acid addition, as well as the market leading Microfilm™ cooker, which matches the ServoForm™ depositor in its ability to deliver superior quality with high operational efficiency.
Many confectionery companies find that visiting the Baker Perkins Innovation Centre at Peterborough, which include full trial and experimental production facilities, provides ideas to establish or extend their product portfolio.
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View some of the hard candy products that can be made on Baker Perkins' process lines.
View some of the functional and medicated confectionery that can be made on Baker Perkins' process lines.
Baker Perkins offers all its customers facilities to develop new products and processes, produce samples for test marketing, and conduct feasibility trials.