Tetra Pak® Blockformer system 6 is a customised, prefabricated and validated blockforming solution, including all the engineering, piping, valves etc. for cheddar cheese. Our solutions are backed by long-term technical support, as well as by written performance guarantees. The Tetra Pak Blockformer system 6 solution offers:
A pneumatic drive keeps weight deviations down to a minimum. For accuracy’s sake, the desired cutting height is reached in very small steps – less than a gramme at a time. Having set the maximum block weight, the drive automatically corrects production parameters if the weight exceeds this upper limit.
When the tower has been filled with product, air flows through the system and moves it along. A built-in interceptor plate prevents small particles from being removed along with the air. This is placed at a slight angle in the tower, capturing fines (curd particles) from the airflow, and reducing losses by up to 50%
A guillotine in the block cutting area of the machine moves back and forth horizontally, cutting each block of cheese to the exact required height. The guillotine guide has a patented open design, making it easier to clean than guides with a traditional closed design.
Instead of a hinged door, this system has a double-action door, meaning that it is first opened, then lowered. An ejector then pushes the cheese over the transfer plate, into a plastic bag and onto the conveyor belt. One especially smart detail of the design is that the transfer plate is slightly inserted into the door opening to create a flush surface, which ensures the cheese is transferred across smoothly.
The ejector has a gable-shaped top which slopes downwards at the back. This allows any loose curd particles to slide off to the sides and roll to the back of the base unit. They are then carried off to the whey collection tank
Engineered by our experts, the design of the base unit is optimized for hygiene, durability and easy maintenance. It is based - as far as possible – on a folded rather than a welded structure. Good hygiene is inherent to the folded structure since its curved corners inhibit the build-up of particles and bacteria. The glands and stainless-steel cylinders are also carefully selected to maximize system durability.