A food-industry customer that manufactures chocolate chip cookies came to the determination that they needed to make their operation more efficient, specifically the adding of chocolate chips into the dough. This had to be accomplished with a high degree of accuracy in terms of the amount of chocolate, as well as the consistency of having them distributed evenly throughout the dough. And because they are in the food industry, keeping the equipment clean is critical for food safety and avoiding undesirable mixing between batches.
The customer began using a KRE 90-40 stainless steel trough, set on a base with blade springs and coil springs and fitted with an NES 50210 electrical vibrator. This enabled the chocolate chips to be evenly and accurately distributed across the dough as it proceeded along a conveyor system. Plus, the equipment is easy to keep clean because it is constructed of all stainless-steel parts.