Chip depositor line

Chocolate Chip Depositor

Traditonal pistons chocolate chip depositor machine has a maximum 20 strokes per minute. It is equipped with a jacketed chocolate hopper which is manufactured in food grade stainless steel 304/316 material, Omron/Autonics temperature controller installed to maintain the hopper itself warm at a given set value. The pistons are mounted on two supporting plates at each side of chocolate dispensing system, and they are controlled by two pneumatic cylinders or servo motors, the forward and backward moving distance of pistons can be accurately controlled, thus the chocolate chips weight can be changed accordingly.

The rotary chocolate drops depositing line has a rolling device to evenly deposit chocolate drops onto the belt directly. The machine is equipped with a mobile chocolate reserving tank, and one set of high-accuracy chocolate lobe pump attached to continuously supply chocolate inside the rolling device. This rotary drops deposing line has much higher capacity than the pistons type drop depositor. 

  • Single chocolate drop weight: 0.05-5 grams
  • Single chocolate base diameter: 4-45 mm 
  • Wide range of chocolate drops forming capacity: 50-1500kg per hour
  • Flexiable cooling tunnel length: 8m to 50 meters
  • Tunnel conveyor belt width: 400-1500 mm
  • Auxilary equipment such as chocolate chunks extruder and chunks cutter for selection

Features of Chocolate Chips Depositing Line

chips depositor head

DJ series Pistons Chocolate Drop Depositor

Pistons driving chocolate chips depositor machine is the traditional type which is mostly selected for producing small chocolate chips with tails on top and chocolate coins. The small chocolate tail is dragged by the viscosity of the chocolate itself during the falling onto the belt conveyor. Extra chocolate chunks extruder and cutter attached on the entire line enables the continuously production of small chocolate chunks pieces.

  • Capable of producing 350 to 15,000 counts chips
  • Flexiable product sizes through changing the dispensing plates.
  • Easy changeover like 15-30minutes.
  • 24 hours continuously working ability.
  • Cooling tunnel length ranges from 8meters to 30 meters.
  • Ideal for real chocolate and compound chips/coins.

A powerful belt lifting cylinder installed right under the chips depositor hopper, its movement is accurately associated with the cooling tunnel conveyor and chips depositing actions to form the chocolate chips and chocolate buttons.

The jacketed depositing hopper has enclosed with a hot water circulating system and fix speed chocolate mixing agitator to ensure the entire system warm and easy for cleaning chocolate out from the hopper while stop production.

Belt conveyor type chocolate cooling tunnel is equipped for immediately chocolate chips cooling purpose, customized length is available for adapting different workshops.

Pistons driving type chips depositing line is ideal equipment if you have limited space left for this machine, it could be built as short as 8 meters only.

GDJ series Rotary Chocolate Drops Depositor

Rotation chocolate drops depositor is designed to meet the increased chocolate drops production demand.

GDJ series chocolate chips depositor has no traditional chocolate dispensing plate, it is built with a stainless steel rotary chocolate drops depositing roller with hundreds of cavities on the surface and a unique chocolate dispensing system inside the roller, chocolate mass could be evenly spread on the roller inner wall, and then drips on the tunnel belt through those tiny cavities along with the roller’s continuously rotation.


rotary chocolate drop depositor

Thanks to the high efficiency of the rotary drops depositing system, the chips line is capable of producing 100-1500kg chocolate drops / chocolate buttons per hour.

GDJ series chip depositing line requires to attach a cooling tunnel minimum length 16 meters at least for full speed production, it needs much longer space compared to the DJ series traditional piston driving chips depositing line.

GDJ600 rotary chocolate chip depositor

Features of Rotary Drop Depositing line

  • Capable of continuously producing 200 to 10,000 counts chips.
  • Rotation device could be removed easily without tools.
  • Entire drops depositing head available for sliding in or out of the cooling tunnel entrance, so the cooling tunnel could be shared with other equipment such as chocolate enrober.
  • Small 50~200kg per batch capacity mobile chocolate reserving tank sits on castors, chocolate pump and delivering system attached.
  • Flexiable product sizes through changing the rollers.
  • Unique swingable roller scrapper installed to prevent cavaties get block.
  • Flexible length of belt conveyor chocolate cooling tunnel to choose (Best performance with tunnel longer than 16 meters).
  • 24 hours continuously working ability, daily capacity up to 36,000kgs.

Ancillary Equipment

Mobile Chocolate Reserving Tank

Belt Conveyor Chocolate Cooling Tunnel

Chocolate chunks extruder

Chocolate chunks extruder

chocolate chunks cutter

Chocolate chunks cutter

Final Chocolate Drops Samples

Chocolate chips line products are widely choosed in bakery and confectionery industries, such as the production of oatmeal chocolate chip cookies, homemade cookies, mint chocolate ice cream, choco chips cake, and many more.

How are chocolate chips made

Sugar Grinding Machine

Sugar is one content widely used in chocolate compound recipe. Granulated sugar is not suitable to use because it may stuck inside the gaps between lining bars of the chocolate conche and generate a big block stuck the discharging valve.

Using sugar grinder machine to crush the rough granulated sugar into 60-80 meshes powderd sugar in advance will prevent the conche machine from mechanical failure, and it will significantly reduce the refining duration.

Chocolate Melting Tank

Cocoa fat and chocolate block is solid at room temperature, it is a necessary process to melt the cocoa fat before delivering it into the chocolate conche machine, chocolate melanger and chocolate ball mill machine.

The chocolate melting tank is built with hot water flowing grid inside the cylinder and the jacketed stucture, thus the chocolate could be fast and evenly melted.

Chocolate Conching Machine

Chocolate conching machine is the core equipment in the chocolate making industry. Chocolate conche is built with dozens of blades mounted on the umbrella shape blades carrier and hundreds of thin lining bars on the inner wall of the conche’s cylinder.

The unique blades tensioning system will expand or shrink the umbrella blades carrier, the blades mounted on the carrier thus expand or shrink synchronously to contact or move away from the fixed lining bars. The continuously frictions between blades and lining bars can fine grind the chocolate raw materials into 20-25 microns.

Chocolate Storage Tank

Chocolate paste needs to be stored and continuously mixing for a better texture result, chocolate storage tank is built for this very purpose.

Each chocolate storage tank has a stirring paddle inside and the paddle is driven by a three-phase asynchronous motor, the motor could be mounted at topside of the lids or under the tank. Paddle continuously stirring at a certain speed and chocolate paste will be evenly mixed and this movement will get rid of the residual bad smell.

Chocolate transfer pump

Chocolate Pump

Chocolate delivering pump is one of the essential chocolate equipment used in the entire industrial scale chocolate production, it can transfer melted cocoa fat from the melting tank to the refining machines like chocolate conche and ball miller machine, from these refining equipment to the storate tanks and tempering machine, and finally deliver chocolate to the hoppers of chocolate molding line, chocolate chips depositing line, chocolate enrobing line and many other chocolate processing machines.

Chocolate Drops Depositing Line

Chocolate drops are deposited and formed shape by the automatic chocolate drops depositing line.

For the traditionally belt-lifting type chocolate chips depositing line, the chocolate pump will supply chocolate periodically inside the hoppers of chocolate drops depositor according to the signals coming from the chocolate detecting sensor. Chocolate will goes through the multiple layer dispensing plate and get deposited onto the belt conveyor.

For the new rotation chocolate drops depositing line, chocolate will be continuously delivered into the unique chocolate dispensing roller for forming drops directly on the moving belt conveyor.

AUTO Weighing & Packaging System

Z-shape bucket elevator is used to deliver the chocolate drops on the multi-head weigher machine.

The multi-head weigher machine is capable of accurately weighing the chocolate drops at target weight and dosing them into the premade pouch bag packing machine.

The pouch packaging machine is ideal for rapid filling and sealing the premade bags with target-weight chocolate drops.

Final products could be transferred to the downstream cartoning system.