Knobel stands for innovation, flexibility and modularity. In their well equipped 3.500 m2 plant Knobel maintains an ultra-modern machinepark using computer integrated manufacturing technology to produce the strongest stainless steel machine frames and the most accurate depositors available in the market today. Knobel holds international patents for their cold-press technology and innovative spiral cooling concept. The company is famous for their gearless servo controlled depositors and for the application of their ‘Hiflex’ robotic pick & place technology in scraping, demoulding, etc. The modular concept allows for building a complete line in steps, to upgrade capacities or to change product ranges by adding the needed machinery into the open architecture of the Knobel network-linked systems. Moulds travel loose and free of any chain from one to the next production stage. Cooling takes place in the compact and patented spirals free from attachment. The de-moulding also handles the moulds independently. This allows for the use of different mould materials (polycarbonate moulds, vacuum formed blisters, frames) in one line.The mould detection system reads the identification codes and initiates product specific actions in each step of the process. Knobel is a reliable supplier to the chocolatier that wants to have a leading edge in production technology.