Many tea companies have a few pieces of miniature manufacture equipment tucked away somewhere – generally locally made, ill assorted, and missing a few parts. The ECM System of Black Tea Mini-manufacture is nothing like any miniature equipment you have ever used before. It is a unique tea research and development tool designed and improved over 20 years and available only from Teacraft.
The ECM System is a precisely controlled integrated miniature factory. By using it your mini-manufacture results are dependable time after time because the confounding effect of ambient conditions is virtually eliminated. Process conditions are tightly controlled and closely simulate the real life factory. The ECM System was given the AE50 Award for Outstanding Technological Innovation by the American Society of Agricultural Engineers.
ECM conditions can be held constant at chosen levels for routine processing of green leaf from plot trials to give tasting and analysis samples. ECM scale is flexible to allow processing even from a single bush for early clonal quality assessment – giving enough samples for tasting. ECM conditions can be set way outside normal factory range to check “what if” situations, and for cost benefit analyses – with actual samples for evaluation. You can actually taste and value what the effect would be of putting in a new piece of machinery before spending a cent of capital.
The ECM System is now in daily use by tea research institutes and major tea producers in nine countries. It is a rugged and relevant system designed and made by tea technologists for use by tea technologists.
The ECM System is modular and a mix of units is supplied to meet your specific R&D requirements. We have thousands of hours of mini-manufacture experience and can help you choose exactly the right mix of miniature equipment to suit your needs.
Miniature Withering units
Miniature CTC cutting units
Miniature Rolling tables
Miniature Fermenting units
Miniature Fluid bed driers
Miniature Tray driers
Miniature Electrostatic stalk extractors
Miniature Grading sieves and shakers
Balances, ovens, thermometry and all lab equipment
Please ask us for the latest ECM System catalogue and prices.
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