Constant and uniform stone pressure is one of the key variables in successful and efficient chocolate refining. Controlling this variable helps ensure that every run is uniform in particle size, flavor and texture. Repeatability from batch to batch is more easily achieved using a DCM Pneumatic Pressure System. This simple accessory can save makers up to 25% refining time. It can also help when developing Standard Operating Procedures to minimize human error and product variability. The device helps achieve maximum efficiency of the refining capacity which keeps production costs low and ensures higher yield utilization of the machine.
In the traditional mechanical spring tension method, the decreasing micron size of the product during refining results in decreasing stone pressure. Consequently, refining is less productive and batch refining times are longer. The Pneumatic Pressure System applies consistent and even pressure throughout the entire batch without the need for continuous babysitting of the machine. The Pneumatic Pressure System also extends the life of the machine by preventing the over-tensioning of the roller stones which results in premature wearing down of the components and the machine.
Makers can also conch with this accessory simply by removing the pressure on the stones.