January 15, 2013 — This page is being updated to reflect 2013 pricing, new machines, and configuration changes.
Contact Clay Gordon, ChocolateLife creator and moderator, directly if you are interested in learning more before the updates appear.
FBM introduced continuous tempering technology previously only available to large-scale producers into the artisan workshop back in 1977. The past 30+ years have seen constant innovation. FBM designs and manufactures:
- Continuous tempering machines
- Enrobing belts, depositors, and mold loaders
- Cooling tunnels
- Melting tanks
- Chocolate fountains (beautiful ones)
- and more
All FBM machines are built to order so customization to specific requirements is possible. FBM works with customers to determine the product that works best for their needs, they don't just sell what's in the catalog. Need a take-off belt that's 50cm longer than standard? No problem.
ChocolateLife members receive a 10% discount off of list prices.
Standard power configurations is 220/380V 50Hz. 220V 60Hz single- and 3-phase is available on smaller machines, as is 120V single-phase (with transformer).
FBM Product Line:
Aura - 4kg working bowl in a compact bench-top design.
Prima - 7kg working bowl accepts 180mm enrobing attachment.
Compatta - 12kg working bowl accepts 180mm enrobing attachment.
Chocolab - 12kg mini-lab accepts 180mm enrober, pneumatic depositor, mold loader.
Unica - 25kg working bowl accepts 180mm enrober, pneumatic depositor, mold loader.
Maestria - 45kg working bowl accepts 300mm enrober, pneumatic depositor, mold loader.
MTR60 - 60kg working bowl accepts 400mm enrober, pneumatic depositor, mold loader.
Climatico 300 - 300mm cooling tunnel, length 4-8 meters (custom lengths available)
Climatico 400 - 400mm cooling tunnel, length 6-10 meters (custom lengths available)
TK 100, 200, 300 - melting tanks 100-300kg. Other sizes on request, 50-500kg.
Sintesi, Evoluzione, Tower Drop, Mac & Cake - dough dropping machines.
Most FBM continuous tempering machines come standard with vibrating tables, measured depositors, and reversible/removable tempering augers.
For More Information and How to Place an Order
Prices are ex-works (factory dock). Shipping is quoted separately and is usually door to door. Prices do not include customs brokerage fees and import duties.
Reference accounts to contact are available. Warranty details are available upon request. A complete PDF catalog is available upon request.
General terms: 50% with order, 50% when unit ships. Payable by wire transfer, only. Build time averages 30 days, shipping average 7-10 days for air freight, and 3-4 weeks for ocean freight.
The buy-direct ChocolateLife member discount is 10%.
The History of FBM (links to the FBM site in a new window).
The FBM Blog has videos of equipment in action.