In contrast to traditional extrusion process, this system eliminates the risk of diameter and length variations. The extrusion tube feeds directly into the mould cavity, maintaining the exact volume required. This unique method reduces variations in output to below 0.5 grams – well below the industry average.
The unit is built on modules, which means that when you want to produce sticks of a different cheese diameter - within the range of14mm (0.55”) to 20.64mm (0.81”) - only the three mould cassettes and pins need to be changed. The switch can be performed in just a few minutes.
A vision system placed above the mould pins detects when all the mould cavities have been filled and activates the patented cutting mechanism. This eliminates the need for sensors in the product area – increasing reliability and reducing the risk of product contamination.
Do you want to know more about string cheese production?
About Tetra Pak
Together with our customers we make food safe and available, everywhere. Since the start in 1951 we have taken pride in providing the best possible processing and packaging solutions for food.