Ref: LCC

Chocolate Conche

The chocolate conche is specially designed for the conching of small batches of chocolate, coatings, compounds and spreads in lab scale sizes.

It consists of a special jacketed stainless steel bowl with a horizontal stirrer. The stirrer has a variable speed for optimal conching effect. The conching process is achieved using an efficient combination of shear stress and air circulation/extraction.

Evaporation of volatile acids and moisture in the chocolate is achieved simultaneously. The moisture content is reduced down to 0.9% and in some cases even to 0.7% humidity.

At the end of the process the mass is discharged by gravity via a 2-way valve for further processing.

The batch capacity is 5 kg.

The essential features are:

  • No foundations, limited floor space.
  • Efficient energy use.
  • Low maintenance costs.
  • Constant product quality.
  • Small batches.
  • Easy cleaning.
  • Good moisture reduction.
  • No experienced manpower required.
Conche LCC