Register for the PTL Melter V20 global virtual launch  – 10 August 2020 at 4:00 pm EST. 

28 July 2020. Auckland, NZ. Globally respected bar and chocolate machinery designer and manufacturer PTL have announced the launch of their latest industrial chocolate melter, the PTL Melter V20, on August 10, 2020 (EST).

‘’Our customers, especially the multinational brands we work with, were telling us they needed to make their production process faster and more flexible, as they were producing more SKUs with shorter lifecycles,’’ says PTL’s Managing Director Nick Halliday,

‘’Product melting capability is central to this, so we looked at our melter from the ground up, with the aim of delivering a machine that could support increased production, lower costs and greater agility.’’

‘’With a melt rate that is upto 125% higher than previous melters our customers can significantly boost their bottomline, achieving instant melting as well as continuous process supply, improving their downstream production rates.


“Changeovers are an area that restrict production efficiency and the ability of our customers to be flexible, so we’ve addressed that in the V20 by transforming the changeover process. Masses/coatings can be quickly switched and wash down is fast and simple, with a focus on allergen cleanability. For example, all product contact surfaces are removable or accessible for cleaning.’’

‘’With upto a 45% smaller footprint and a self-contained, plug and play design, the V20 is easy to fit into any production area. It eliminates the need for a tank/kettle strategy and for long pipe runs, as it can be situated next to use-point,’’ says Mr Halliday.

Designed to melt multiple SKUs, manage allergens and minimize downtime, the Melter V20 is the result of research with multinationals and co-manufacturer customers throughout the US and other markets, and intense R&D by PTL’s expert team. ‘’We’ve been designing and manufacturing melters with our customers since 1994, and the Melter V20 represents another significant leap for the industry that will deliver real advantages to our customers.’’

The PTL Melter V20 will be launched at a virtual event on August 10, 2020 at 4:00pm EST 

About the PTL Melter V20

The Melter V20 offers a new level of continuous melting performance and flexibility, backed by the same uniquely collaborative approach for which PTL is so well known in the industry.

Melting capacity

Up to 125% higher melt rate
Varies depending on mass
Example rates can be provided on request
Rates confirmed after testing

Up to 45% smaller footprint
S1 model-Width 1.70m [67″] x Depth 1.19m [47″]
S3 model-Width 2.32m [91″] x Depth 1.81m [71″]
D3 model-Width 3.99m [157″] x Depth 1.81m [71″]
Plus custom sizes

Products Chocolate
Cocoa liquor
Cocoa butter
Dairy butter
Various other fats
Formats Chips/wafers/buttons
One-ton blocks (different melter design)

More information here