NDC Technologies provides control solutions for confectionery manufacturing process – exhibitor for LCF, Stand No 9
NDC Technologies, part of Spectris PLC, is a US and UK based manufacturer of instrumentation for food processing and other industries. Key to food processing is control of key parameters such as moisture content.
NDC provides on- and at-line measurements using non-contacting NIR (near infrared) technology. For the cocoa processor, NDC supplies the InfraLab At-Line Analyzer which, with minimal sample preparation, is able to deliver highly accurate measurements of moisture and fat content in just 10 seconds.
NDC has worked with the cocoa and chocolate industry to generate factory pre-calibrations of moisture and fat in products such as beans, crumb, liquor, powder, molten chocolate, press cake and refiner flake. The factory calibrations can be easily adjusted to agree with a local laboratory or reference analysis.
There are also opportunities to measure in-line. The InfraLab Cocoa Analyser will be on display at the LCF, so please visit us and see how easy the analyser is to operate. NDC will be pleased to discuss your applications requirements and to catch up with you after the event.
NDC's solutions enable manufacturers to measure a wide range of constituents and dimensional properties such as moisture, oil/fat, thickness, coating weight, diameter, ovality, and length and speed, to name a few. Their Industry 4.0 instrumentation and productivity-enhancing process analytics software help customers and partners realise bottom-line results in leading manufacturing industries.
The testing of fat and moisture is time critical and particularly important during the various processing stages of turning cocoa beans into chocolate products to ensure optimal operating efficiency, yield and product quality. Through its work with the industry, NDC has developed a whole suite of fat and moisture measurements for its on-line and at-line instruments, ideal for chocolate and cocoa bean processing within the confectionery industry.
NDC Technologies will be presenting as one of our exhibitors at the London Chocolate Forum this Thursday 10th on Stand No 9.