Curd draining and ripening automatic group

This group is suitable for the automatic drainage and maturation of curds obtained by production technologies implying either the citric or the mixed ripening.

Curd mixed to whey is discharged on the draining roller, connected to the cheese vats discharge by means of special pipes and through a perforated surface it allows the excess whey to be separated from the solid matter.
Whey is conveyed to the vat bottom and the separated curd is transferred to a draining belt where it is further drained thanks to the gravity action, then it begins to ripen. According to Client’s needs, curd is left ripen on the belt for different time periods.
At the end of the ripening phase, when the desired pH has been reached, curd is discharged to the stretcher accumulation vat to be afterwards minced and discharged into a double-augers automatic loader, able to automatically feed the downstream stretcher.

Construction features

  • This group is completely built in AISI 304 stainless steel
  • Self-cleaning draining roller
  • Curd transport and draining belt, built in plastic material certified for the food use.
  • Vat placed under the transport and draining belt, built for helping the sanitizing operations; built without any sharp corner.
  • Connections with bending radius built to avoid any stagnation point.
  • Electropump for the whey recovery.
  • Watertight power and control panel with IP 65 protection degree, complete with electronic devices for the operator’s safety and control, built in AISI 304 stainless steel
  • Dismantling easiness of the movable parts without using any tool and complete inspection possibility
  • Set of safety sensors against accidents for the activation of the machine running stop in case of guards opening.


The curd drainage and maturation automatic group allows to automate a phase generally performed using draining trolleys and a consequent use of manpower. This allows this delicate production phase to be standardized and monitored, thus drastically reducing the need of manpower.
This system is suitable to drain that dough obtained by a citric and mixed ripening.

  • Automatic C.I.P. washing plant connection arrangements
  • Automatic device for the whey recovery

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Curd draining and ripening automatic group


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