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Horizontal open vat for batch production of curd

Tetra Pak® Grainy Cheese Vat OC is designed for making curd in cheese batch production lines. It is dedicated to various types of fresh and soft cheeses characterized by delicate curd and regular curd size, like for example cottage cheese.

The Tetra Pak® Grainy Cheese Vat OC enhance traditional cheese making scenarios, where operator can closely intervene with the process. By applying individual production parameters given by a certain recipe, the Tetra Pak® Grainy Cheese Vat OC can produce different types of cheeses with different properties.

 

Capacity:

6 000 - 18 000 litres per batch

 

Applications:

Fresh and soft cheeses characterized by delicate and consistent curd size, e.g., cottage cheese

grainy cheese vat oc benefits
Tetra Pak® Grainy Cheese Vat OC

Flexible production of grainy cheese

  • Open design with enhanced automation
  • Precise curd size
  • Low investment level
  • Reduced manual labor
  • No overheating of cheese curd
  • Increased hygiene level with integrated CIP
  • Quick change of cutting size
  • Single unit for multiple processes
Tetra Pak® Grainy Cheese Vat OC

Features

Open design

Open design

Full control of production steps

Open design concept gives the cheese maker full overview of the product during inoculation, coagulation, curd treatment and emptying processes. Easy access to perform any measurements and organoleptic tests is unique to this vat.

Cutting method

Cutting method

Precise curd size

The vat is equipped with lengthwise and crosswise cutting tool sets. Single cut method, harp type and lightweight design of cutting tools results in accurate size, cube shaped curd.

Semi-automatic

Semi-automatic

Lower investment level and reduced manual labor.

With automatically controlled heating, agitating, emptying and semi-automatic cutting features the vat that significantly reduces manual labor in comparison to traditional methods. At the same time, at a low investment level in comparison to a vat with a closed design.

Whey heating module

Whey heating module

No overheating of cheese curd

Heating of the curd takes place by circulating heated whey through the whey heating module and the vat. The whey is heated in a hygienic and safe way with hot water in a Tetra Pak® Plate Heat Exchanger.

Options

Vat covers

Vat covers

Increased hygiene level with integrated CIP

The covers open and close automatically. Openable vat covers, combine traditional cheese making technology with integrated and automatic CIP functionality. By closing the covers during coagulation, the hygiene is increased. Closed covers also allow to perform automatic CIP procedure, which reduce operating costs.

Additional cutting tools set

Additional cutting tools set

Quick change of cutting size

To support flexible production the vat can be supplied with several cutting tool sets for different cutting sizes which are easily exchangeable to obtain required curd size in every batch.

Whey draining screen

Whey draining screen

Single unit for multiple processes

Installing the option of whey draining screen allows to perform curd washing and curd cooling process steps in the vat. Option supports start small and expand later concept and can be used limited floor space.

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