How do we guarantee you’ll have excellent ROI? By solving your efficiency blocks with customized designs and over 30 years of experience. Here are just some of the unique features built into each of our machines:
PTL melters only require power, air and water.
The melters are designed to make changeovers fast and simple, without needing tools.
Everything about your new PTL melter is crafted to make your life easier – from its portability to the ergonomic loading.
The revolutionary design delivers instant melting and continuous process supply to increase downstream production without large
Self-contained, portable, and compact – your melter can be located next to the use-point to avoid long pipe runs and large tanks.
Make it easier to switch masses/coatings fast, with a removable melt grid, wash-down design, and fast, simple cleaning.
Customized melters are just the start.
Our expert team makes it painless to plan and install your new equipment.
Get fast answers to your questions from our responsive technical team – they know our machinery and they know chocolate.
Upskill your team and realize full ROI faster with training and ongoing support from PTL.
Use the table below to estimate possible melt rates of chips or buttons and blocks – from small (10lbs) to one ton. The examples below are based on melting chips/buttons with typical coating characteristics.
66.92" x 46.85"
(1700 x 1190mm)
91.46" x 80.71"
(2323 x 2050mm)
157.48" x 80.71"
(4000 x 2050mm)
Melt rate range
Up to 1100 Ib/hr
(500 kg/hr)(Product dependent)
Up to 3190 Ib/hr
(1450 kg/hr)(Product dependent)
Up to 6380 Ib/hr
(2900 kg/hr)(Product dependent)
Up to 36 KW
Up to 36 KW
Up to 72 KW
Priming time. (this is the time from when product is loaded into the melter to the point where the product level in the tank is above the outlet port)
Typical cleaning time. (this incudes both a hot water wash down with detergent and hand cleaning as required, followed by the time for the machine to dry ready for the next product)
Want to know more? Get a better understanding of our melters with these FAQs..
It can melt product at any temperature up to 80C (175F). Melted product in the holding tank below can also be maintained at temperatures of up to 60C (140F).
It takes approximately 40 minutes to heat up. The product can be used as soon as the volume of melted product is above the pump suction outlet, and there is enough to fill the processing system.
Yes, the product outlet will connect to existing process equipment (with a triclover or your preferred connection). The melter also includes a triclover connection at the rear of the tank for product return to the melter, if required.
Yes, we offer several types of product delivery systems from the melter to your existing equipment. These include product filters and magnets, pumps, jacketed pipelines and sieve systems.
Contact us for a free consultation to discuss your requirements.
The operation and changeover tasks on the melter are simple and intuitive, so factory workers can operate the machine after a short training session. PTL provides detailed instructions on the melter functions, and ongoing support for your machine when needed.
For normal operation, you’ll only need one worker to load product onto the grid and/or adjust the machine settings. We recommend having two workers available during changeover of the melt grid and removal of the stirrer.
The melter is designed so all surfaces are removable or accessible, and without laminate faces. It has removable components to improve cleaning so you can meet strict allergen requirements. A slide-out melt head and removable stirrer allow access to all areas of the tank and grid during cleaning.
We offer three standard sizes of the melter V20 (S1, S3, and D3), but if these don’t suit your requirements, please get in touch to discuss custom options.
S3-V20 = Tank volume is 445 litres / 535 kg chocolate. Other sizes can be confirmed on request.
Yes, they are independent control zones.
The water heating has a safety cut out temperature setting for both zones.
It has a much smaller foot-print, but provides more power, faster priming, increased flexibility, easier access for cleaning and better availability of molten product. It’s portable, so you can also locate it next to the use point.
No. The tank high level sensor will shut down the melt grid heating at the selected height.
Yes. We can also use other heat sources if preferred, such as gas, plant hot water, and steam.
The melter is specifically designed for chocolate and compound chips, wafer, buttons and small blocks. However you can also melt cocoa liquor, cocoa butter, shortening and other fats in small and large block form (up to 1 ton).
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