The filled moulds are then stacked in mechanisation and taken to further processing stations via automatic conveyors. Enormous amounts are produced in the smallest of areas using reproducible production processes, so that they keep their perfect form and moisture content.
ALPMA stackers place blockforms, turning trays, turning plates and pawls into exact, stable, space-saving stacks. The parts are lifted either straight from the floor or from conveyor belts.
According to the particular area of use, ALPMA offers special lifting pawl stackers or belt stackers, which are of a hygienic dairy construction and can be CIP cleaned.
Not only do transport conveyors do basic transportation work, they also carry out vital technological tasks:
The transportation carriage system enables exactly timed tasks to be carried out reliably. High levels of flexibility ensure many possibilities. The draining whey is completely collected, and the hygienic design of the conveyors permits simple, perfect cleaning.
ALPMA climate conveyors offer the best ways of controlling cheese-specific drainage conditions. By warming, steaming or cooling, the surfaces of the cheese and the acidification process can be exactly influenced. Ventilators assist the chimney effect in the stacked blockforms and encourage even whey drainage.
This is a vital prerequisite for a low standard deviation in cheese weight.
Turners assist even drainage and perfect formation of the cheese enormously. Stack turners are efficient and safe. Their hygienic design and CIP capability is exemplary.
A true dairy robot for stacking, turning, moving, transporting and destacking. The manipulator carries out all of the above tasks quickly and in small spaces. If necessary, several manipulators can be used in a single area. A further advantage, its open, easily-cleanable design is made completely from stainless steel.
Industrial robots, either with or without special protective coverings, can be used where handling tasks must be achieved flexibly and in tight spaces.