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Research and Development

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sebastian Dec 10, 2011. 5 Replies

Dear allI'm new to this site so forgive me if I ask questions that have been repeatedly answered.I am trying to compile an equipment list for a small chocolate R&D project. The target is to find…Continue

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Sebastian replied to Mary Dickson's discussion Research and Development
"Absolutely.  Two particle size methods can be correlated - i've done it - keep in mind there are many, many variables you'll need to control.  For the ball mill - how do you control the mass temperature and what is it? how many…"
Dec 10, 2011
Mary Dickson replied to Mary Dickson's discussion Research and Development
"Thanks. You just made a point I haven't fully considered.......''If you're not careful, not everything you do in the lab will translate into production if you use very different approaches'' If I use a ball mill as a…"
Dec 9, 2011
Clay Gordon replied to Mary Dickson's discussion Research and Development
"Mary: There is no lab-scale machinery at 20kg/hr throughput. Only batch. You can get continuous temperers in that capacity, but that's trivial compared with the machinery for producing chocolate. Unfortunately, there is no "system" of…"
Dec 9, 2011
Mary Dickson replied to Mary Dickson's discussion Research and Development
"I should have been more specific.................equipment throughput should be about 20kg/batch( for batchwise machines) and 20kg/hr for continuous. The project now is strictly lab scale for development and testing of some products so nothing…"
Dec 9, 2011
Clay Gordon replied to Mary Dickson's discussion Research and Development
"Mary: A few questions to help clarify for people who might look to answer this: Capacity is 20kg ... per batch? One batch per week? One batch per day? More often? Less often? Truly lab scale (for testing) or are you going into production for retail…"
Dec 8, 2011
Mary Dickson posted a discussion

Research and Development

Dear allI'm new to this site so forgive me if I ask questions that have been repeatedly answered.I am trying to compile an equipment list for a small chocolate R&D project. The target is to find laboratory scale equipment that are affordable but efficient and durable. Please suggest brands that meet the above mentioned criteria for labscale refiners(ball or roll), conches, tempering machines(continuous or batch), mixers, heating cabinets, refrigerators etc.Basically everything you need for…See More
Dec 8, 2011
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