Hard Candy Making Plant:
Food technology has become one of the most important branches of modern technology. Over the past few decades, scientists, technologists and engineers have spent a great deal of money and energy do research in the supply of ingredients, packaging materials and equipment and machinery improvement in the food processing industry. The results of this research have shown that food processing involves not only quality of raw materials, the manufacturing process, the chemical changes in the storage process, packaging and consumer’s preference, but also the machinery and equipment used to process food. In order to improve the techniques of processing food, the entrepreneur must develop new ideas in management. According to current marketing trends, automatic food processing is the most practical method of producing food, not only because it increases the product efficiency, but also because it is more sanitary.
Hard candy production has increased rapidly in recent years in many countries around the world. Some factors contributing to the extensive development of the hard candy industry are: (1) Improved manufacturing method and the development of better processing equipment (2) More and improved ingredients with improved knowledge of ingredient usage (3) Extensive advertising and merchandizing program (4) Maintenance of product composition, nutritive and bacteriological quality and wholesome, palatable products (5) Improved packaging and distribution methods to the consumer with improved home storage facilities.
Although hard candy may not be a basic life necessity, but nowadays more and more consumers enjoy them as their daily snack. The economic importance of hard candy industry had been established, the value of hard candy is now realized and much scientific knowledge had been gained in the production and merchandizing of hard candy. The products standards of hard candy have been modified the trend had been toward a greater emphasis on quality. As the standard of living around the world continues to rise, the demand for hard candy will also continues to rise. Therefore, an investment in a hard candy making plant should prove to be a profitable one.
A. General Processing Information
A-1. Description of Manufacturing Process
** The desired quantity of sugar and glucose are weight and put into kettle and dissolved.
** The dissolved mixture is sent by feeding pump into the vacuum cooker where it is cooked.
** The cooked mixture is placed on the cooling table.
** A worker adds food coloring, organic acid, and spices into the cooker mixture on the cooling table.
** The mixture is then moved into the batch roller where it is formed into sticks.
** It is then sent through the sizing roller and stretched to the specified size.
** At this point it is moved to the forming machine to form it into the specified type of hard candy.
** The life conveyor then moves the formed candy to the cooling conveyor where it is cooled for a specified period of time.
** The finished products are sent through the automatic wrapping machine, which wraps each piece individually.
** The packed hard candy is forwarded to the automatic scales for weighing. A worker places packing bags on the output side of the automatic scales.
** Finally, the candy is heat sealed and ready for shipping.
B-1. Flow Chart of Manufacturing Process
C. Plant Description
C-1. Description of Machinery
C-1.a– High Capacity Cooker and Mixer
Dimension: L 1300 * W 1300 * H 1910 mm
Power Usage: 220V / 380V
Horse Power: 2HP
Precision Gear Motor: 1/15
Pneumatic Pressure Usage: 4 kg / cm3
Steam Pressure: 7 kg / cm2
Can dissolve sugar and maltose rapidly, and by adding uniform agitation, can reach full uniform effects of dissolution
No sediments & over-burned.
With steam to dissolve sugar, rapid, economic and convenient.
Machine Weight: 50 kg
Dimension: 1 inch
Horse Power: 1/2 HP
Capacity: 800 kg / hour
Delivering fluid to every working station.
C-1.c Continued Vacuum Condenser
Machine Weight: 2700 kg
Dimension: L2000 * W850 * H3200 mm
Capacity: 3000 kgs / 8 hours
Water Usage: 400 liter / minute
220V / 380V 1HP motor
220V/ 380V 7.5HP motor
Steam Pressure: 7 kg / cm2
Its main function is to reduce the water content under the condition of low pressure and temperature; nevertheless, the snyrup quality is strictly maintained.
After passing through stainless steel heating tube, the syrup is drawn into vacuum with short time and evenness.
Within a short span of operation, the machine is able to produce excellent products in color and taste.
It is a most updated Vacuum Condenser, automatically controls the concentration in vacuum and makes the production reasonable.
C-1.d Cooling Table
Machine Weight: 350 kgs
Dimension: L1820 * W900 * H720 mm
Cold water usage: 250 liter / minute
Warm water usage: 250 liter / minute
To ensure that the temperature can be reduced very quickly.
Machine Weight: 1300 kgs
Dimension: L1940 * W1500 * H1800 mm
Capacity: 3000 kg / 8 hours
Horse Power: 2 HP
After the candy is drawn from the Continuous Vacuum Condenser, various additions and spices are mixed to give unique flavor from each manufacture.
This mixing required full kneading, which is given efficiently and in a short time by this machine.
C-1.f Batch Roller
Power: 220V / 380V
Horse Power: 5 HP
Machine Weight: 1000 kg
Dimension: L2500 * W800 * H1600 mm
The rope is formed by conical stainless-steel rollers, which rotate in the same direction and are reversed by a gear.
The feature is most beneficial when a soft or striped batch is used.
It is also possible to regulate the pause of the rollers before reversing in the opposite direction.
The top rollers are easily opened by a hand lever.
To produce a filled product, a tube can be attached at the back end of the batch roller and inserted into the center of the sugar mass.
Power: 220V / 380V
Horse Power: 2 HP
Machine Weight: 900 kg
Dimension: L1720 * W800 * H930 mm
To ensure that the products are not piled up, whenever the pressing plate at the end machine is raised up to the uppermost position, the motor stops automatically.
The sizing stainless steel wheels are adjustable and their speed can be varied, no operators are required at the front of the machine, it’s a completely automatic operation system.
The machine will deliver a predetermined size of sugar rope to the forming machine at a variable rate of speed to assure uniformity of the finished products.
This electrically operated delay tray will reduce the speed of the sizing wheels when the sugar rope is excessive, thus permitting the forming machine to consume the sugar rope.
When the excessive sugar rope has been eliminated, the sizing wheels will resume their normal speed.
Capacity: 1200 pcs / minute
Horse Power: 1 HP
Power Usage: 380 V
Power Frequency: 50 HZ
Machine Weight: 800 kg
Dimension: L1500 * W750 * H1400 mm
It will form adjustably sized round, with and without center fillings such as gum and toffee, as it insets the stick.
This machine offers value in space efficiency, trouble-free design and ease of operation.
Candy forming mould, at high-speed rotation, does not easily product transform or mould sticking.
Horse Power: 1 HP
Power: 220 / 380 V
Machine Weight: 1200 kg
Dimension: L7600 * W1100 * H1400 mm
Designed for cooling of all types of hard candy having solid or soft centers, produced on all types of forming and wrapping machines.
Adjustable cooling time from 6 to 15 minutes.
Incline elevator equipped with oscillating distributor for spreading the warm product gently across the entire width of the conveyor belt for greater cooling.
C-1.j Fully Automatic Compact Triple Sealing Packing Machine
1. Thickness 4 –25 mm
2. Length: 15 –30 mm
3. Width: 10 –30 mm
Output: 600 – 800 pcs / minute
Horse Power: 2 HP
Machine Weight: 2000 kgs
Dimension: L2300 * W1550 * H1700 mm
Wrapping Material: All commercially available hot or cold seal materials can be used including polypropylene, cellophane, polythene-coated paper, and aluminum laminates.n
It incorporates an automatic disc feeder and it used for the wrapping of confectionery or similar products individually.
Compact efficient equipment and operator friendly.
The machine is easy to clean with all components readily accessible.
Automatic feed unit for confectionery and similar products comprising two independently driven feed discs running at different speeds to ensure maximum feed plate efficiency.
The feed unit is manufactured to the mast advanced mechanical standards to ensure high speed and maximum output.n
In phase machine stop.
Buyer must has the following equipments
*Cabling for motor of machinery
*Water Treatment System
*Raw materials for commission:
– Pigment / Flavorn
Measurement of Finished Products :
The finished products are compared with customer’s desire such as dimension, color, taste and shape.
C-4 Raw Material
● Pigment / Flavor
● Water contents in sugar
Solid ———– 100%
Water ————- 0%
● Water contents in glucose
Solid ————- 85%
C-5 Power Consumption and the Related Facilities :
● Power —————— 30 HP
● Steam —————— 400 Liter / Hour
● Fuel ——————– 20 Liter / Hour
● Water —————— 560 Liter / Hour
C-5 Training in the Operation & Technology Transfer:
● We will grant you nonexclusive and nontransferable rights and license to operate and maintain the Plant.
● We will procedure and manufacture to the extent we will deem necessary, and supply equipment, machinery for the Plant.
C-6 Maintenance / Warranty
● All machines and parts manufactured who has proven & state of art technology mainly from Europe, America & Asia. We take the advantage of globalization and crowds of famous & renowned manufacturer’s local representative in Bangladesh, providing their modern technology to our Entrepreneur / Industrialist. Techgen are guaranteed to be free from defects in material and workmanship for one year from date of shipment when given normal and proper usage and when owned and used only by the original purchaser.
● This guarantee does not cover parts or items that require periodic replacement under normal use.
● Whether a machine or part is defective in material or workmanship is subject to determination by seller after due inspection, and the sole judgment of our Principal Company. shall be conclusive and binding upon all parties.
● All machines and parts found to be defective in material or workmanship by Techgen Engineering Ltd, will be replaced by it free of charge.
● Unless specifically covered by our warranty within the prescribed time limitation, all service work and parts replacement on standard or special machines will be charged to purchaser at the prevailing rate, plus all costs of material or parts and transportation, travel and other expenses.
D. Inquiry Question
D.1 What capacity do your required at 8 hours?
D.2 Have you ever had any experience on this business?
D.3 What is your budget for this project?
D.4 What kind of processing line would you like us to offer? (Fully automatic, semi-automatic, manual)
D.5 Can you provide sample to us?
D.6 Please detailed more about your desire product.