Regarding the gummy production line, the first thing we need to determine is the selection of colloids. The colloids used to make gummy are generally divided into gelatin, pectin, and carrageenan. Due to its high temperature resistance, gelatin needs to be equipped with a cooling tank in addition to a boiling pot and storage tank. The configuration of pectin and carrageenan is similar, generally consisting of a boiling pot, a storage tank, a depositing system, and a cooling system.
Here is a detailed explanation of colloids:
Gelatin is a type of glial material found in the skin, bone, muscle, and other connective tissues of animals. After partial hydrolysis, it is a polymer of high molecular weight peptides, whose protein chains are loose and enter a hydrolytic state, forming many irregular linear masses, known as gelatin. Commonly used gelatin is made from pig skin, cow bone, cow skin, fish skin by acid or alkaline methods. The dissolution temperature of gelatin is generally 60-70 ℃, with a maximum of 100 ℃, otherwise it will lose its activity.
Pectin is a kind of gum extracted from the peel or fruit. It has different gel strength and gel speed depending on the methoxy content and esterification degree (DE value). Pectin is not easy to dissolve or disperse in water, so in candy making, pectin can be fully mixed with twice the granulated sugar, then fully dissolved in 90°C hot water, and finally added into syrup. In the actual production process, pectin is usually boiled together with large ingredients (water, glucose syrup,sugar).
Carrageenan is a colloid extracted from algae. Carrageenan can be extracted from algae such as Kappa algae, Eucheuma, Caryophyllum, Sargassum, Sargassum, Ginkgo biloba, and Sargassum.
Differences in the configuration of three types of colloidal gummies
In response to the characteristics of gelatin, we usually configure one cooker, one cooling tank and one storage tank in the boiling system. The first sandwich cooker is used to boil large ingredients (water, glucose syrup, white sugar), and the second cooling tank is used to cool the boiled syrup. Then, the dissolved gelatin solution is mixed and transported to the storage tank, which is then pumped to the hopper for depositing production. In addition, if the customer does not have an easy way to dissolve gelatin, they can configure an additional tilting pot to dissolve gelatin. The configuration of the boiling system is two pots and two cookers.
Layout of pectin/carrageenan gummy production line.
The pectin gummy boiling system is compatible with boiling carrageenan gummy. All raw materials are added to the cooker for boiling, and after boiling, they are transported to a storage tank for use.
According to the characteristic of pectin being prone to clumping when encountering water, when preparing pectin gummy for cooking, the cooker should be equipped with a high-speed shear head to enable faster dissolution of pectin and improve cooking efficiency. The vertical motor in the layout diagram is the high-speed shear head motor.
In all configurations, the storage tank, delivery pump, pipeline, and hopper all have insulation function to ensure that the syrup does not coagulate and cause blockage during transportation and depositing.
Meanwhile, the gelatin gummy production line is compatible downwards, and the gelatin gummy production line can be used to make pectin and carrageenan gummies.
It is worth noting that the condensation and molding speed of gelatin, pectin, and carrageenan are different. Gelatin is the slowest and the molding temperature is low, and the number of refrigeration air conditioning units in the freezer can be increased. Carrageenan is the fastest and has no specific requirements for molding temperature. If customers only produce carrageenan, the number of air conditioning units can be reduced. For budget customers, even using a fan without air conditioning is acceptable.
This will result in different production rates of gelatin, pectin, or carrageenan on the same depositing line due to different operating speeds, resulting in lower gelatin production and higher carrageenan production. If you want to ensure the production of gelatin, you can use a larger model of depositing machine, or a depositing machine of the same model, with a longer freezer.
Differences in drying time of different colloidal gummies
The requirements for the drying time of gummy candies with different colloids are also different:
The drying time of gelatin gummy is generally 6-8 hours, with a temperature requirement of below 25 ℃ and a humidity of 35-45%
The drying time of pectin gummy is generally 8-10 hours, with a temperature requirement of 45-50 ℃ and a humidity of 35-45%
The drying time of carrageenan gummy is generally 18-24 hours, and the drying is divided into three stages. The first stage has a drying temperature of 60 ℃ and a drying time of 8 hours, the second stage has a drying temperature of 55-60 ℃ and a drying time of 8 hours, and the third stage has a drying temperature of 45-50 ℃ and a drying time of 8 hours
The fifth generation CLM fully automatic PLC controlled gummy candy (pectin, gelatin, carrageenan) depositing and molding production line produced by SINOFUDE with 44 years of experience is currently the domestic advanced gummy depositing and molding (metal mold/silica gel mold) production equipment. This machine integrates mechanical, electrical, and pneumatic control, with a reasonable and compact structure and a high degree of automation; High production efficiency, able to produce single color, double flavor, double color, 3D and other gummy candies according to different selection configurations.
This machine is used for continuous production of various shapes of colloidal gummy equipment. It is an ideal equipment for producing high-grade colloidal candies. Sanitary structure design,; Complete the quantitative filling and mixing of essence pigment and acid liquid online. Highly automated production not only produces stable quality, but also saves manpower and space, thereby reducing production costs.
--Pictures and introductions of each device
1. Cooking system: boiling cooker, storage tank, gear pump, rotor pump, control box, rack.
The raw material processing system mainly includes sugar boiling and syrup storage. The cooked syrup is transported to the storage tank through insulated pipes and gear pumps, and then the syrup inside the storage tank is transported to the depositing hopper through insulated pipes and gear pumps. All boiling pots have mechanical seals on the top to prevent dust and impurities from falling into the pot. All pots are made of food grade 316 stainless steel and equipped with Teflon scraping and stirring inside. All the pots and cookers are placed on a stainless steel frame, which can keep the production environment clean and tidy during the production process, making it easy to clean. The entire boiling system and depositing machine are controlled separately, with a separate electric box for easy operation. All tank bodies are made of food grade 304 stainless steel material.
The essence pigment can be installed on the rack. The essence and pigment mixing system uses a quantitative pump and a static mixer, and the mixed syrup has a uniform color. The amount of pigment and essence can be adjusted at will. For some customers who require the addition of functional elements such as vitamins, we can also equip more accurate batch mixing systems
By the way, all of our pots and cookers can be heated by either electric heating or steam heating.
2.Depositing molding system: depositing unit+freezer unit
depositing unit: Our SINOFUDE gummy candy depositing machine is developed using advanced production technology. After continuous improvement and research and development in recent years, its performance has been greatly improved, with higher automation and longer service life. Used for continuous production of various shapes of colloidal gummy equipment. It is an ideal equipment for producing high-grade colloidal candies. By changing the mold, single color, dual color (up and down, left and right), and sandwich gummy candy can be produced. Our designs are welded and polished according to pharmaceutical standards, without any sanitary dead corners or spot welding. The hopper has no dead corners on the inner wall, ensuring that the syrup does not stick to the inner wall of the hopper, and is clean and hygienic.
All components of our machine are made of SUS304 or SUS316 stainless steel, and all components are made on CNC lathes, machining centers, laser cutting welding and other processing equipment. The wall panels are milled on both sides, which ensures accuracy and can run continuously for 24 hours, greatly extending the service life of each component and the entire machine, and making operation more stable.
Depositing system outstanding advantages:
1. The depositing head has been improved, making the depositing quantity more accurate and reliable. The replacement and operation of the punch rod is simple and convenient, and it can be adjusted separately. The stroke (weight of sugar particles) of all punch rods can be adjusted online.
2. Insulation hopper electric heating control, temperature controller PID trapezoidal temperature control is accurate and can be set arbitrarily.
3. The cooling tunnel has been improved, and the entire refrigeration machine is assembled in a refrigerator with a unified height and longer tunnel length. The appearance is beautiful, and the cooling effect is better than shown in the diagram, and the temperature control is more accurate. This refrigerator is equipped with a defrosting device.
4. The demolding mechanism is our company's original creation, with a tank chain structure and equipped with a rotating brush and air blowing device to ensure complete demolding.
5. The cooling conveyor belt of this depositing machine adopts the latest PVC belt production process, which has a long service life, beautiful appearance, and is easy to clean and maintain. The bottom of the mesh belt adopts a guide rail mechanism to ensure that the conveyor belt will not deform.
6. The conical and fan-shaped nozzle devices are suitable for three-dimensional molds and flat molds, respectively. The fuel injection devices can be adjusted up and down.
Regarding other upgrade configurations,
1.Vacuum continuous film boiling system.
The vacuum continuous thin film boiling system is an advanced boiling technology widely used in the food processing industry, especially in the production of gummy candy. This system adopts a continuous thin film cooking process in a vacuum environment, which can efficiently cook gummy candy raw materials, ensuring maximum product quality and production efficiency.
The following is the general workflow and main components of a vacuum continuous thin film boiling system:
Raw material feeding: gummy candy raw materials, such as syrup, fruit juice and essence, enter the boiling system through the feeding system.
Pre heating: The raw materials are heated in a pre heater to reach a suitable temperature, preparing for subsequent boiling.
Vacuum boiling: The raw materials enter the boiling chamber, which is filled with efficient heating films. The thin film is made of high thermal conductivity materials, which can quickly transmit heat and accelerate the cooking process through a vacuum environment. The raw materials form a thin film layer on the surface of the film, which is rapidly heated and boiled by contact with the hot film.
Temperature control: The system is equipped with an accurate temperature controller, which can accurately adjust and control the cooking temperature according to product requirements to ensure the quality and taste of the gummy candy.
Stirring and mixing: During the boiling process, the system is also equipped with a stirring device to fully mix the raw materials and prevent clumping and bottoming during the gelatinization process.
Boiling time control: The system can set the boiling time according to the product formula and process requirements to ensure that the gummy candy raw material reaches the ideal boiling degree.
End of boiling: After an appropriate boiling time, the boiling chamber discharges the gummy paste and prepares to enter the next production stage.
The vacuum continuous thin film boiling system has the following obvious advantages compared to traditional boiling methods:
Higher cooking efficiency: The vacuum continuous film cooking system utilizes a vacuum environment and high thermal conductivity of the film, allowing for faster and more uniform heat transfer to the gummy candy raw material. Compared to traditional cooking methods, it can significantly shorten the cooking time and improve production efficiency.
Energy saving: The vacuum continuous thin film boiling system reduces the impact of air on heat transfer and reduces energy consumption through the use of vacuum environment. In addition, the high thermal conductivity of the thin film also helps to reduce heat loss and further improve energy utilization efficiency.
More precise quality control: The system is equipped with an accurate temperature controller, which can accurately adjust and control the cooking temperature according to product requirements. At the same time, the use of the stirring device ensures the uniform mixing of the gummy candy raw materials, preventing the occurrence of clumping and bottom sticking. These control measures help to ensure the consistency of the quality and taste of gummy candy products.
Continuous production performance is better: The vacuum continuous film boiling system is suitable for continuous production without the need for frequent shutdowns and cleaning. Its design allows the gummy paste to flow continuously, improving the continuity and stability of the production line. In contrast, traditional cooking methods may require more downtime and cleaning time, reducing the efficiency of the production line.
Better control and operability: The vacuum continuous film boiling system adopts advanced automation control technology, which can accurately adjust and monitor parameters through a computer interface. This makes the operation more convenient and allows for real-time monitoring and adjustment of the cooking process, improving the stability and controllability of production.
In summary, the vacuum continuous film boiling system has higher boiling efficiency, energy conservation, more precise quality control, better continuous production performance, and better control and operability compared to traditional boiling methods in the production of gummy candy.
2.Automatic weighing and feeding system
The automatic weighing and feeding system for gummy candy is an automated equipment used in the gummy candy production line to accurately weigh and feed gummy candy raw materials. This system can improve production efficiency, reduce labor costs, and ensure the quality and consistency of gummy candy products.
The following is the general workflow and main components of the gummy candy automatic weighing and feeding system:
Raw material supply: gummy candy raw materials are stored in silos or containers and supplied to the automatic weighing and feeding system.
Weighing: The system is equipped with high-precision weighing devices, which can accurately measure the weight of gummy candy raw materials. The raw materials are weighed according to the preset weight.
Feeding: The weighed gummy candy raw material is transported to a designated location through a conveyor belt or other conveying device, such as a mixer or boiling system.
Control System: The gummy candy automatic weighing and feeding system is equipped with an advanced control system, which can accurately control and monitor the weight and feeding process through a computer interface. Operators can set the required weight and feeding speed, adjust system parameters, and monitor the production process in real-time.
Automation integration: This system can be integrated with automation equipment of other gummy candy production lines, such as boiling systems, mixing devices, and packaging lines. In this way, automated operation and coordinated operation of the entire production line can be achieved.
The advantages of the automatic weighing and feeding system for gummy candy include:
Improving production efficiency: Automated weighing and feeding processes are faster and more accurate than manual operations, greatly improving production efficiency.
Accurate control: The high-precision weighing device and advanced control system ensure the accurate weighing of gummy candy raw materials, avoid human error, and improve product quality and consistency.
Saving labor costs: Automated weighing and loading operations reduce the need for manual intervention, reduce labor costs, and release human resources to be used for other important tasks.
Flexibility and scalability: The automatic weighing and feeding system for gummy candy can be flexibly configured and expanded according to production needs. The feeding speed and weight can be adjusted to adapt to different production batches and product specifications.
Data recording and traceability: The system can record and store data during the production process, such as weighing records, feeding speed, and time. These data can be used for quality control and achieve product traceability.
The gummy batch mixing system is an automated equipment used for gummy production, which is used to mix different batches of gummy raw materials to ensure product uniformity and consistency. This system can improve production efficiency, reduce labor costs, and ensure consistency in the taste, color, and taste of gummy candy products.
The following is the general workflow and main components of the gummy batch mixing system:
1. Raw material supply: Different batches of gummy candy raw materials are stored in silos or containers and supplied to the batch mixing system.
2. Weighing and Proportioning: The system is equipped with multiple weighing devices to accurately weigh different batches of gummy candy raw materials according to the preset ratio. The ratio can be adjusted according to product requirements.
3. Mixing: The weighed gummy candy raw materials are mixed through conveyor belts, mixing devices, or other mixing equipment. The mixing process ensures that different batches of gummy candy raw materials are fully mixed to achieve product uniformity.
4. Control System: The gummy candy batch mixing system is equipped with an advanced control system that can accurately control and monitor the mixing process through a computer interface. Operators can set the required ratio and mixing time, and monitor the mixing process in real-time.
5. Automation integration: This system can be integrated with automation equipment of other gummy candy production lines, such as boiling systems, molding machines, and packaging lines. In this way, automated operation and coordinated operation of the entire production line can be achieved.
The advantages of a gummy batch mixing system include:
1. Improve production efficiency: Automated weighing and mixing processes are faster and more accurate than manual operations, greatly improving production efficiency.
2. Ensure consistency: The mixing system ensures that different batches of gummy candy ingredients are fully mixed, ensuring consistency in product taste, color, and taste.
3. Saving labor costs: Automated weighing and mixing operations reduce the need for manual intervention, reduce labor costs, and release human resources to be used for other important tasks.
4. Flexibility and Scalability: The gummy candy batch mixing system can be flexibly configured and expanded according to production needs. The ratio and mixing time can be adjusted to adapt to different product specifications and market demands.
5. Data recording and traceability: The system can record and store data during the mixing process, such as ratio records, mixing time, and temperature. These data can be used for quality control and achieve product traceability.
4.CIP cleaning system
The CIP (Clean in Place) cleaning system is an automated cleaning equipment widely used in industries such as food, beverage, pharmaceutical, and chemical. The CIP system circulates a series of cleaning fluids, passing cleaning agents and water flow through pipelines and equipment to thoroughly clean and disinfect production equipment, thereby ensuring the hygiene and safety of the production process.
The following is the general workflow and main components of the CIP cleaning system:
1. Prepare cleaning solution: Prepare appropriate cleaning solution according to different cleaning needs. Cleaning solution usually includes water, alkaline solution, acidic solution, disinfectant, etc.
2. Connecting equipment: Connect the pipelines of the CIP system to the production equipment that needs to be cleaned. These equipment include tanks, pipelines, reactors, mixers, etc.
3. Circulating cleaning: The cleaning solution is pumped into the equipment and then circulates through the pipeline system. The cleaning solution flows inside the equipment, flushing and cleaning the inner walls to remove residues, bacteria, and other pollutants.
4. Temperature control: During the cleaning process, the CIP system can control the temperature of the cleaning solution to improve the cleaning effect. The temperature of the cleaning solution can be adjusted as needed through heating or cooling devices.
5. Time and speed control: The CIP system can control the circulation time and flow rate of the cleaning solution according to different cleaning procedures. This ensures that the cleaning solution fully contacts the surface of the equipment and effectively removes pollutants.
6. Monitoring and Control: The CIP system is equipped with advanced monitoring and control systems, which can monitor real-time parameters such as the temperature, flow rate, and concentration of the cleaning solution. Operators can monitor and adjust the cleaning process through the control panel or computer interface.
The advantages of the CIP cleaning system include:
1. Automated operation: The CIP system achieves automated cleaning processes, reduces the need for manual operations, and improves cleaning efficiency and consistency.
2. Thorough cleaning: By circulating cleaning fluid, the CIP system can thoroughly clean every corner of the equipment, remove residues and pollutants, and ensure hygiene and safety.
3. Resource saving: The CIP system can recycle cleaning fluid, reducing the consumption of water and cleaning agents. At the same time, due to automated operations, it also reduces labor and time costs.
4. Flexibility and Customizability: The CIP system can be customized and configured according to different production needs and equipment characteristics. The cleaning program can be adjusted according to the product type and cleaning requirements.
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