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A crispy pretzel or a filled praline is a quick moment of indulgence. But did you know how much sophisticated technology goes into inserting the tender, melting crème into a wafer-thin chocolate case that yields with an audible crack? Or why fish is better chilled in ice made from salt water than fresh water for splintering reasons? VDMAimpulse presents five food processing machines that process even delicate ingredients in next to no time.

By Anke Henrich

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Enromat M6 enrober with downstream Thermo-Flow plus cooling tunnel

Commission: To enrobe pralines, confectionery bars, biscuits and similar products with complete, half and base coatings

Capacity: 3 to 4 tons per hour

Particular requirements: Sanitary construction for maximum hygiene, patented anti-tailer without eyelets

Manufacturer: Sollich KG, Bad Salzuffeln

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Commission: Fully-automated production of twisted products such as pretzels, plaits, knots, rings and baked goods

Capacity: One module produces 2,000 pretzels, 1,500 plaits or 2,000 knots per hour

Particular requirements: Up to eight modules can be connected in parallel to one battery, increasing capacity to up to 20,000 pieces per hour.

Manufacturer: Fritsch GmbH, Markt Einersheim

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JU C 20-306 waffle roller

Commission: To bake rolled waffle cones, mini cones, waffle rolls, waffle bases/wafers in the oven and shape them by rolling, winding or deep drawing

Capacity: Approx. 20,000 rolled sweet waffles per hour

Particular requirements: The waffles have to be rolled hot within seconds - without tearing. High temperatures and speeds in the oven space therefore place extremely high demands on the material used.

Manufacturer: Walterwerk, Kiel

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ConfecECO TYP 570

Commission: Production of solid and filled chocolate products with a casting machine for mono-cast, one-shot or with ingredients

Capacity: Up to 600 kg of chocolate per hour (300 kg of pectin, toffee or fondant per hour) depending on the mass type, product size and weight

Particular requirements: Camera-monitored production in pre-warmed polycarbonate, silicon and blister molds

Manufacturer: Winkler und Dünnebier Süßwarenmaschinen, Rengsdorf

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SI 1.500 TW ice machine for installation on board a trawler

Commission: Production of solid and liquid ice made from salt/sea water. The liquid ice consists of tiny ice crystals that are very gentle on the fish (no pressure points, no injuries), chill extremely quickly and thus extend the shelf life of the fish

Capacity: Around 1,250 kg of solid ice or 3,000 l of liquid ice (StreamIce®) every 24 hours

Particular requirements: Corrosion-protected heavy duty equipment for strong impacts from rough seas and difficult electrical conditions. Dimensions: 100 x 80 x 141 cm for tight spaces on board

Manufacturer: Ziegra Eismaschinen GmbH, Isernhagen

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