As an option for my school project I want to go over the costs of the machinery needed to produce chocolate. My partners and I are not knowledgeable in this area so I could use your expertise! The following are the machinery and respective prices that I have found (mostly from alibaba.com). Please let me know if the costs are wrong and if I am missing equipment or should replace any of them!
The production capacity for the company is 2475 kg of dark chocolate per month, so around 15 kg per hour.
Process: bean cleaning, roasting, cracking, winnowing, nib grinding, refining/conching, tempering, molding
Bean Cleaner: $2000
Nib grinder: 150$ http://www.alibaba.com/product-gs/472430642/Self_automatic_bean_gri...
Two-roll refiner: $2000 http://www.alibaba.com/product-gs/534536412/Two_roll_type_rubber_re...
Five-roll refiner: $5000
Conch machine: $1000 http://www.alibaba.com/product-gs/339891701/SMJ500_Chocolate_conche...
Tempering machine: $1000
- mixer: $ 2000
- molds: 60$ per (supports 20 spoons).
Thank you kindly!