Components on the print head assembly that make contact with, or are within the splash zone of the cocoa butter are stainless steel and anodized with food grade squeegee material. Multiple infrared heating elements are incorporated into the clamshell of the machine. The temperature and position of these elements are adjustable. These adjustments allow for precise warming of the cocoa butter to sabilize the melting temperature just above solidification and stay within optimal printing viscosity when using SA’s screen printable cocoa butter. The heating elements require a standard 120 VAC/ 15 amp wall outlet.
The cocoa butter is of our own formulation and maintains consistency while printing, rather than drying to the screen as typical cocoa butter does. The Model F1 is outfitted with a heating system to maintain cocoa butter consistency for uniform prints on product runs. The images for many chocolates are printed onto a transfer sheet and the chocolate mold will pick up the printed image. The alternative is to print the colored cocoa butter directly onto chocolates in which case they are loaded directly onto the screen printer. Please refer to the video on the right for footage of printing directly on chocolate and eating the printed results.
Need More Automation?
Multicolor printing is possible as well. Systematic Automation provides cooling conveyors to solidify the cocoa butter between each print. You also have the option of having a chilled vacuum table or tooling plate to keep the chocolate substrate solid while printing multicolor. Automatic systems can be manufactured to your specification.
- Cylindrical printing capability.
- Three precision dial indicators mounted on X, Y, and angular micro adjustable table.
- Adjustable squeegee pressure with gauge and regulator.
- Off contact precision dial indicator.
- Dual print head for precise squeegee pressure for images 16” (406 mm) or wider.
- Adjustable squeegee angle.
- Flood/print cycle replaces standard print/flood cycle.
- Automatic Ink Dispenser.
- Vacuum table.
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