Complete processed cheese production and packaging line for Kids snacks
Complete processed cheese production and packaging line for kids’s snack packs 20gr. The line exists out of a process, filling and packaging part. The process part exists of an ingredient dosing system from 2 aseptic containers or IBC containers. Liquid ingredients can be fully automatic dosed by a recipe controlled system in the cooker. Water is also automatically dosed and dry ingredients can be inserted by a trolley and elevator. The batch cooker – blender has a build in emulsifier, scraper agitator, vacuum system, double jacket and steam injector. The batch cookers have their own controls: Siemens S7-315 TIA Portal. Danfoss frequency controller (separate MCC). The batch cooker has also a steam filter station to produce culinary steam. All liquids, water, aroma’s and dry ingredients (like cheese/butter) come together in this cooker and are heated to a temperature between 20-90°C (depending on recipe). After the cooker the product is pumped to the buffer tank. The buffer tank with 300 liter has a high pressure outfeed pump (100-500kg) towards the UHT system. The UHT unit heats the product up from the input of 20/90°C to 120-142°C for sterilization by direct steam injection. The product passes a filter, inline mechanical blender and holding tube. The injection is double executed for extended runtime for high lactose products. The injector and holding can be switched to clean 1 head and run with the other head to extend the run times during the day. In case of temperature below safety point the product is automatic rejected. After this the product is cooled by a vacuum flash cooler to the filling temperature of 80/90°C. This UHT system offers the maximum in flexibility towards different products. The UHT comes with all interconnecting piping, valves and its own controls with Siemens TP1500 touch screen panel, PLCS7-300. Between the UHT and the filler is a Karl Schnell Creaming-buffer tank installed. The tank of 200 liter volume is double jacketed, insulated, has an slow turning agitator with side and bottom scraper (suitable for cream processed cheese). After the creaming tanks is the thermoforming filling machine. Foil from the roll is formed, filled and sealed. Including 2 Air cooling tunnels. The foil reel is cooled in total by a cooling tunnel system, ice water is pumped to the cooling tunnel where blowers blow cold air to the packed product till it reaches a temperature below 18°C. This allows further packaging and handling of the portions. Totally 140mtr of foil is lockup in the cooling tunnel by clips. After this system the single portions go to a system to put them in a net. 2 Net packaging machine with 2 check weighers. The units are counted and dosed to the fillers by a transport conveyor system. These filled nets are then dosed into a carton. 12 till 15 nets are dosed in a carton. The cartons are manually packed on a pallet. Complete video the working line available on our website.