Measurement of media with air inclusions – as may occur during the delivery of raw materials
Unlock improvements to give faster production and tighter control of core and costly ingredients
One of the biggest challenges in the manufacture of chocolate, ice cream and other sweets and cocoa products is to increase efficiency and to lower costs without compromising the texture of the final product. Besides precise flow, pressure, temperature and analytical instruments, KROHNE can supply units with direct heat tracing of the measurement tube. Liquids with a solids content or entrained gas can be measured precisely, even despite high viscosity, for example with cacao butter, changes in viscosity, or where there are sensitive temperature conditions. Modern technologies face challenges like the deficits of two phase flow conditions, revealing big potential for process optimisation and reduction of losses.
Enabling measurement technology for Chocolate production
Your production processes are as individual as your products. KROHNE offers measurement technology that is precisely adapted to your needs and processes. Several special features help optimise your production:
Tailor-made solutions for your processes
For chocolate production, KROHNE offers suitable devices for level measurement and monitoring, as well as for flow measurement. FMCW radar level gauges for small and large tanks can contactlessly measure and control the amount of cocoa, MSNF, sugar, lecithin and aroma in the silos, as well as the cocoa mass in the mixer. A capacitive point level switch can be used for the min / max signalling in the mixer, regardless of foam, condensate or deposits. The mass flow of the cocoa can be reliably measured by a high-performance Coriolis mass flow meter with a hygienic straight tube. Thanks to EGM™ (Entrained Gas Management) the accuracy of this unit is unaffected by entrained gas content. A heating jacket is available where required.
Our portfolio for the food & beverage industry contains products for flow, level, pressure and temperature measurement as well as inline analysis for hygienic and auxiliary applications. The hygienic instruments feature conformity to EC 1935/2004 and FDA, and are EHEDG and 3A approved. We offer flowmeters for low conductivity liquids and liquids with gas entrainment, mass and volume flowmeters for filling machines, and non-contact level transmitters for liquids and solids – even in dusty atmospheres, operating without a need for air purge. A wide range of hygienic connections are available for all instruments.