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Microfilm™ Cooker

  • Benefits

    The Microfilm™ is used to cook a full range of sugar, low-sugar and sugar-free confectionery products. The cooking process is extremely rapid and delivers consistent high quality on every product.

    High quality cooking

    The unique swept thin-film Microfilm™ process provides precise and consistent cooking of a wide variety of confectionery syrups. The process is continuous; cooking in two stages dissolves sugar slurries and converts them to final-moisture. Continuous processing, precise control and the unique Microfilm™ cooking method combine to ensure that quality and consistency are rigorously maintained. Rapid evaporation means that cooking to final solids takes place with minimal process inversion of sugars or burning of dairy ingredients.

    Versatile

    The process is suitable for many types of sugar confectionery syrup, including low-sugar and sugar-free. Hard candies, cream candies and high milk candies are easily handled with excellent control of moisture and, where required, caramelization. The capability includes soft confectionery such as toffee, caramel, gums, jellies and fruit pastes.

    Efficient

    The continuous process produces very little waste and is efficient in its use of energy and water. A pressure dissolving system fitted as standard reduces recipe water content from around 23% to around 15% - the higher pressure permits higher temperatures and increases saturation levels. With less water in the syrup less energy is needed to evaporate it during cooking, reducing energy and water consumption.

    Optional features are available to improve efficiency. These include an indirect condenser to minimize cooling water requirements, and systems to recover heat from flash steam. All these reduce energy consumption.

    Easy to operate

    There is fully automatic PLC control with a touch screen HMI. All manual controls have been consolidated into the HMI offering complete process visualization and automatic control. Some closed loop elements of the cooking system can revert to manual operation to meet specific customer requirements.

    Easy to clean and maintain

    Cleaning is by a simple flush-through procedure, at intervals that depend on the products being cooked. The Microfilm™ is enclosed within a one-piece stainless steel frame with access to all maintenance points from outside the machine; hygienic components and materials are used throughout.

  • Specifications

    The Microfilm™ is used to cook a full range of sugar, low-sugar and sugar-free confectionery products. The cooking process is extremely rapid and delivers consistent high quality on every product.

    Output

    Four models offer outputs from 120 to 2,800 kg/hour.

    Materials of Construction

    Rotors Available in nickel, 316 stainless
    steel or HT brass, subject to size
    Skid Frame 304 stainless steel
    Plate Heat Exchangers Stainless steel
    Syrup Pumps Stainless steel
    Product Pipework Stainless steel

    Options

    •  A mass flow meter ensures a precise, even flow of product to the depositor. It also protects the rotor from damage by preventing operation without product or with water
    •  Twin rotors for high output
    •  Indirect or direct vacuum condenser systems
    •  Atmospheric cooking with pumped discharge
    •  Liquid acid metering system
    •  Large collecting chamber for development of colour and flavour for high-milk candies
    •  Vacuum evaporator skid for sugar-free cooking with direct or indirect condenser
    •  Dairy ingredient preparation and injection system for high milk and cream candies

  • Full Equipment Range
    Weighing & Mixing  

     

     

     

     

    Autofeed

    Batch Dissolver

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    Microfilm™ Cooker

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    Fondant & Fondant Crème

    Carablend™ Toffee Cooker

    Colour / Flavour Incorporator

    Depositing  

     

     

     

    Hard Candy

    Lollipop

    Soft Confectionery

    Jellies & Gums

    Multi-Product

    Compact Depositors

    Experimental Depositors

eSheet: Microfilm™ Cooker

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Brochure: Confectionery

Brochure: Confectionery

Complete Confectionery Process Lines

Complete Confectionery Process Lines

Cooking and depositing systems for hard candy, lollipops, fondant & fudges, toffees & caramels, jellies & gums, healthcare confectionery and Xylitol confectionery.

Lifetime Support for Confectionery Equipment

Lifetime Support for Confectionery Equipment

Parts, service, upgrades and rebuilds for your Baker Perkins machines for as long as they remain in production.