The efficiency factor was a key concern when PTL designed its melters. We knew there had to be an innovative solution that meant the melting process – no matter what the product or what it was for – could become more streamlined and efficient. Our melter range is a response to the challenges of the traditional approach.
PTL melters melt products in different formats – chocolate, compound, cocoa liquor and butter or other fats. They melt chips, wafers and blocks at high speeds, rendering the product molten. It can then be pumped to the next stage of the process, e.g. enrobing in a bar line, a moulding plant or in the production of chocolate coatings.
PTL melters are designed to continuously melt product corresponding to down-stream production rates. They’re flexible because they can melt multiple coatings and can be portable, and next to the use point rather than having to pump chocolate across a wide area through a plant. This means they’re adaptable for all kinds of food production facilities such as bakeries and ice cream manufacturers.
We’ve created several unique features for our melters, all helping to improve efficiency:
- They’re easier to clean due to the flexibility, wash-down capability and removable components
- Maximise production with shorter runs by allowing users to go from melting one product to another
- Optimise space usage in the facility due to being smaller, more compact and mobile
- Significant energy cost savings because you’re not keeping a large tank continually at temperature
- Easy loading, providing OSH benefits
The flexibility of the PTL melter means that it can meet different requirements. Typically, a customer will have a target rate that they need to achieve, or production rates from their process. Using that, we can then work out how much product is needed. We then test the melter using that product, and the results will help us to determine what size melter is best suited for a customer’s requirements.
An off-the-shelf product might meet 80% of a facility’s needs. At PTL, we’ll work with you to make sure that you have a 100%, efficient melter that will help maximise production output with its flexibility and washdown capabilities.