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1. Autofeed

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.

2. Microfilm™ 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.

3. Colour / Flavour Incorporator

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.

4. ServoForm™ Hard Candy Depositor

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 depositing 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.

    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.

  • Functional & Medicated

    Baker Perkins’ ServoForm™ depositor platforms enable the production of hard, jelly or fruit products that can be positioned as a healthy alternative to snacks or conventional confectionery, or used to improve profitability within the healthcare market.

    Medicated, enriched or fortified pastilles, jellies and hard confectionery products can be manufactured in low-sugar or sugar-free formats, with no more than 1% fat. The technology is suitable for products containing ingredients such as vitamins, minerals, fibre and energy supplements. Healthcare positioning may be further enhanced by including fruit paste, juice or pieces. Real fruit juice can be added as a centre filling.

    The hygienic nature of the ServoForm™ processes makes them ideal for production to validation standards for healthcare products. The system is particularly suitable for products where validation of the process is required: jellies made on a mogul line that includes starch recycling will struggle to meet this criteria

    The nature of the depositing process creates complete control throughout the system, leading to extremely high dimensional, shape and weight accuracy with negligible scrap rates, and maximum hygiene.

    As well as being capable of validation, Baker Perkins’ starchless depositing technology brings high standards of quality, convenience and hygiene to healthcare confectionery production, eliminating the time and cost penalty of the traditional starch process.

    The ServoForm™ platforms offer a complete cooking, depositing and finishing process for healthcare products, based on continuous depositing at final solids into reusable moulds. Baker Perkins offers support at every stage of the process of bringing new products to market. In addition to equipment supply, installation and commissioning assistance is provided with product formulation, process development and operator training.

    A pilot scale depositing line is available for customers to develop new products in the Baker Perkins Innovation Centre at Peterborough, UK.

  • Required Equipment
    Weighing & Mixing  

     

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    Autofeed

    Batch Dissolver

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    Microfilm™ Cooker

    Colour / Flavour Incorporator

    Depositing  

     

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    Hard Candy

     

Brochure: Confectionery

Brochure: Confectionery

White Paper: Achieving Accuracy and Hygiene in Medicated and Functional Confectionery

White Paper: Achieving Accuracy and Hygiene in Medicated and Functional Confectionery

Hard Candy Products

Hard Candy Products

View some of the hard candy products that can be made on Baker Perkins' process lines.

Functional & Medicated Confectionery

Functional & Medicated Confectionery

View some of the functional and medicated confectionery that can be made on Baker Perkins' process lines.

Confectionery Innovation Centre

Confectionery Innovation Centre

Baker Perkins offers all its customers facilities to develop new products and processes, produce samples for test marketing, and conduct feasibility trials.