Durum semolina

Raw material handling

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Consistency

Precision in dosing guarantees a constant ratio between semolina or flour and water in the dough, which is the first step to a steady production process. This allows us to avoid undesired fluctuations in the extrusion and drying steps.

 

Dough preperation and shaping

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Choice based on your product

In pasta, different raw materials require different mixing times, specifically according to their granulation. For finer flours, the Polymatik can offer operational benefits in start-up and changeovers. For coarser semolina, the Priomatik is a traditional press redesigned for modern times.

 

Drying

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Key to quality and efficiency

Drying is key for the pasta structure and al dente texture, because the protein structure strengthens at high temperatures. Due to their shape and thickness, different products require different drying parameters to dry correctly, as uneven processing can lead to structural faults.

 

Cooling

4

Attention to food safety

To prepare for storage and packaging operations, hot pasta coming from the dryer cools to room temperature in less than 20 minutes. This operation must be managed well to safeguard the pasta structure and exclude risks of condensation, which can lead to molding inside the machine.

 

Stacking and cutting

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Reliable in all the details

Stacker and cutting machines for long pasta ensure a steady upstream process and are designed to maximize reliability and speed of the operations. Additionally, cutting pasta is important to have the right spaghetti length and minimize waste.

 

Long-goods pasta

PastaSense is a system that continually monitors raw material and pasta characteristics. It records parameters linked to product quality:

  • Protein, ash, moisture, dark spots and color of raw materials 
  • Pasta moisture 
  • Color of long pasta

 

WinCos is a process control and manufacturing execution system for pasta production. With a self-explanatory graphical interface, it allows:

  • Production scheduling 
  • Traceability 
  • Performance improvements with OEE 
  • Maintenance support