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Our undisputed technological leadership has made us the number one supplier of solutions and machinery to the worldwide cocoa and chocolate industry.

Maran Atha advantages for the industry

 

Unique DoMiReCo processes for the highest quality and efficiency

Proven, best-in-class technology for dosing, mixing, two-stage refining, conching or liquification.

Ball mill grinding for cocoa, nuts & chocolate and compounds

Highly efficient, Nova and SmartChoc ball mill grinding applications for a uniquely consistent and reproducible end product quality.

Customer care for higher uptime

From spare and wear parts to machine recondition, retrofits, training, maintenance, in-plant technical services, safety and OEE consulting, we can help you to maintain the highest availability and productivity.

Cocoa beans

Cleaning

Removing impurities

You need to ensure you have clean beans free from impurities to create the best cocoa liquor. We offer a broad range of technologies to separate undesirable elements from your raw materials and to thoroughly clean your beans, ready for debacterization.

Roasting

Defining flavors

Roasting plays a key role in defining your flavor profile. We can offer you a range of continuous or batch roasters that give you independent temperature zone control for consistent output. Low in maintenance and easy to clean.

Debacterization

Ensuring food safety

You need to debacterize your beans without adversely affecting flavor. Our solutions have been specially designed to kill bacteria with high steam pressure and loosen the shell from the nibs.

Crushing and winnowing

Maximizing yields

Crushing and winnowing can significantly affect your yield. Our sophisticated two-stage crushing process, with a choice of screening levels and built-in aspiration, can be adjusted to meet the precise needs of your different bean origins.

Liquor Grinding

Just the right consistency

Grinding is the final step to the perfect cocoa liquor or powder. Our flexible grinding technology produces consistent high-quality liquor. Downtimes are low, thanks to the durability and short maintenance and cleaning times.

Pressing

Extracting cocoa butter

To extract cocoa butter as part of your process, you need a quality cocoa press that gives you maximum yields. Our flexible pressing technology is designed to work at high throughput rates with minimum waste and is easy to clean between batches or recipes.

ower milling, cooling, stabilizing

Avoiding lumps

It is essential that you carefully mill, cool and stabilize your powder to avoid lumps and achieve stable crystals for brilliant colors. The machinery is easy to clean and minimizes your contamination risk between recipes.

Dosing

Close control of ingredients

The mix of key ingredients needs to be just right to ensure compound consistency and to safeguard your most expensive materials. Our automated batch dosing continuously learns and self-adjusts the dosing weight from batch to batch to return the highest possible dosing accuracy and repeatability.

Mixing

Creating a homogenous mass

It is essential that all of your ingredients and inclusions are uniformly mixed before refining. Our shearing and kneading technology homogenizes your liquid and dry components, while releasing entrapped/immobilized fat to enhance flavors.

Refining

Just the right particle size

To get the right particle size, we recommend a two-stage refining solution. Our pre-refining calibrates your sugar to provide perfect and consistently high plasticity. Our final five-roller refiner then grinds and aromatizes the sugar to meet your desired fineness.

Liquification

Achieving the right flow

The flow characteristics and viscosity of your filling are a critical part of its success. Our advanced technology with variable speed drive and high-speed options enables you to achieve the right level of liquification for the ideal filling.

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