Hardening vats

Mozza-Hardening Vats

Hardening vats to cool the mozzarella balls exiting from the moulders, with tilting-floors product advancement system, engineered not to deform the mozzarella balls during the process in the vat. Inside the vat, the water is maintained at the selected temperature, through an heat exchanger, and it is distributed evenly through a pump installed on board.

On the vat floor, an Intralox modular extraction belt collects the mozzarelle, which are then transported at the vat’s exit.

At the exit, there can be positioned another vat or a water-driven transport plant, to feed automatically different packaging machines.

The vats are available in different sizes for different capacities and mozzarella types. They can be engineered on two or three floors and they are ready for C.I.P. cleaning process, with covers and cleaning circuit with sprayballs.

Technical features

  • Sandblasted vat with swindled edges, in AISI 316 stainless steel;
  • Tilting-floors in perforated sheet, actioned by a crank connecting rod motorized mechanism, driven by a frequency converter;
  • Water recirculation pump, also for C.I.P. return, designed with vacuum filter and drainage butterfly valve;
  • Heat exchanger with PT100 temperature probe;
  • Water recirculation pipe, to distribute evenly the water exiting from the exchanger inside the vat;
  • Cleaning pipes with rotating sprayballs;
  • Extraction belt with Intralox modular belt, equipped with flights, spring tensioner and plastic sliding support;
  • Side openable covers with open in-position detention and with two inspection doors, in the extraction belt’s idler shaft zone;
  • Ready for C.I.P. cleaning process, with pipe designed with sprayballs;
  • Safety sensors;
  • Electric panel with frequency converter to regulate turnstiles, temperature and product’s hardening time in the vat.

Optional features

  • 4.0 version with PLC, with 10” operator panel equipped with remote assistance;
  • Product dividers in perforated sheet;
  • Water-based transport system.