DESCRIPTION OR ICE CREAM PRODUCTION LINE
The ingredients used in ice cream production are: fat；milk solids-non-fat (MSNF)；sugar/non-sugar sweetener；emulsifiers/stabilisers；flavouring agents；colouring agents.
-Weighing, measuring and mixing:
Generally speaking, all dry ingredients are weighed, whereas liquid ingredientscan be either weighed or proportioned by volumetric meters.
-Homogenisation and pasteurisation:
The ice cream mix flows through a filter to a balance tank and is pumped fromthere to a plate heat exchanger where it is preheated to 73 – 75C forhomogenisation at 140 – 200 bar, the mix is pasteurised at 83 – 85C for about15 seconds then cooled down to 5C and transferred to an ageing tank.
The mix must be aged for at least 4 hours at a temperature between 2 to 5C withcontinuous gentle agitation. Ageing allows time for the stabiliser to takeeffect and the fat to crystallise.
•to whip a controlled amount of air into the mix;
•to freeze the water content in the mix to a large number of small icecrystals.
-Filling in cups,cones and containers;
-Extrusion of sticks and stickless products;
-Moulding of bars
-Wrapping and packaging
-Hardening and cold storage
Figure shows ice cream productsproduction line.
1. Ice cream mix preparation module containing 2. Water heater 3. Mixing andprocessing tank 4. Homogeniser 5. Plate heat exchanger 6. Control panel 7. Coolingwater unit 8. Ageing tanks 9. Discharge pumps 10. Continuous freezers 11.Ripple pump 12. Filler 13. Manual Can filler, 14. Wash unit
1.Opportunity to realize products with customized recipes.
2.Opportunity to produce more than one product with the same processing line.
3.Accurate dosing of mixing and additional aromas.
4.Wide customization of the final product.
5.Maximum yield, minimum production waste.
6.Highest energy savings thanks to the most advanced technologies.
7.Complete line supervision system through monitoring of every process phase.
8.Recording, visualization and printing of all daily production data.
Workingcapacity from 10 tons/d up to 500 tons/d
Products - Soft ice cream
- Ice cream with flavor
- Ice cream with nut
- Sherbet ice cream
- Dessert ice
- Water ice
- Ice cream in varied package:
Paper/plastic cups; paper/plastic carton;
corn; ice bar