These units were custom built For Hersheys and installed at this plant in the mid-sixties. This style unit is still in use at its other production plants. Each unit consists of two (2) 12'x14' vats with thick Granite bottoms. The eight (8) stone roller arms are driven by twin FMC gearboxes, powered by a single 3 phase 30 hp. electric motor. The process and production records are a closely guarded secrets. Production varied by how smooth the chocolate. At times the chocolate was processed for 72 hours.
Do you know the capacity for each vat?
How many amps does it require?
The Amps depend on the voltage that you apply to the motor. 480 volts= 34.2 amps 208 or 220 =74.5 amps. This unit has a working capacity of about 15,000 pound per side or 30,000 pounds total.