ACCUMULATION OF PASTA

Pasta equipment

BUCKET ELEVATOR

The Cusinato bucket conveyors are ideal for transporting fragile or delicate granular products such as: long and short pasta, legumes, dried fruit, candy, frozen food, pet food, chemical and granular products in general. They are available in different sizes and types to solve every vertical and horizontal transport problem. Each machine provides maximum reliability over time with a minimum level of maintenance and full respect of the load.

Our bucket elevators are equipped with:

  • one or more loading points with perfect sealing at any point of the horizontal section;
  • three different types of unloading: single (fixed unloading), multiple (more than one electro-pneumatic unloading) or sequential: Cusinato exclusive type for the even distribution of the product on a predetermined width (for example: Drying line belt or a dynamic silos);
  • safe, reliable, and complete unloading due to the 360° rotation of the bucket thanks to the Cusinato patent, with very low impact and mechanical wear;
  • buckets available in different versions and transport capacities, made in metal or plastic, also in a metal detectable version;
  • chain support and guide system, made of self-lubricating material with a very low coefficient of friction mounted on special and exclusive anodized extruded aluminium sections;
  • drip-free gutters in all the horizontal sections to prevent contaminations of lubricant from the chains;
  • minimum maintenance and long lasting.

STORAGE PLANTS

Cusinato offers Silos manufactured with an exclusive system: a robust metallic weight bearing structure designed to carry product loads of particularly high weight, also considering the feeding systems (Belt or Bucket Conveyors). Cusinato has also developed an exclusive system for the fixing of panels, which prevents the formation of cracks due to the inevitable natural expansions and temperature changes of the environments in which they are installed, avoiding product leaks or stagnation.
In this way the panelling is relieved of the “weight bearing” function and ensures the non-deformability of the silo and the maximum degree of hygiene in each cell.Automatic loading systems for storage plants, equipped with bucket conveyors (or, on special request, with mobile belts), ensuring full flexibility in the routes and load cell combinations, as well as from different production lines.Stainless steel spiral lowerator for each cell (different versions, diameters and capacities), developed and perfected in order to accompany and deposit the products in the loading stage without damaging them, by fully exploiting the cell capacity.Extraction system by vibration for the even unloading of all standard pasta shapes, ensuring the complete emptying of the cells. Complete with adjustable sliding gate and flow deflector, both available in different versions: operated manually or automatically with remote control and with different sections/flows.Electrical control panel with PLC equipped with HMI (touch screen) operator interfaces or computerised (one or more PC workstations) that enables you to monitor the entire loading and unloading process, by programming and automating the loading of the silos and the sending of the product to the packaging machines. The computerised system is available with standard and/or customised functions.Computerised system equipped with instruments that monitor the activities of the plant and which ensures the management and reliability over time (operation events log, maintenance management, management operator passwords, production reports, traceability, statistics, alarms history, etc.).

SPIRAL LOWERATORS

The Cusinato spiral lowerators are ideal in all cases where “drop” transport is required, preserving the integrity of the transported product. The massive use by pasta manufacturers of spiral chutes for transporting pasta, has stimulated over time continuous improvements both from the point of view of design and performance, so much so that they are used successfully for transporting and filling of silos together with other types of fragile food products (snacks, dried fruit, dried vegetables, etc.).

The Cusinato spiral lowerators are:

  • Made entirely of Aisi 304 stainless steel;
  • Available in different types: for the drop feeding to fill storage silos, or simply for the conveying and dropping of the product between two transport systems (for example between 2 horizontal conveyor belts) placed on different levels;
  • Built using special machines and equipment, especially made. In addition to diameters of normal production (the standard 500 mm and the 800 mm) you can also have models with different diameters, with spirals of different pitch and cross-sections so to be able to cover other requirements in terms of capacity and type of product to be conveyed;
  • Available with various systems for supporting the spirals, developed and built in accordance with the specifications of the product to be conveyed: by means of external uprights or else with a central upright and support arms and with rounded edge on the section of the “Anti Stop” spiral (to prevent attachment and stagnation of certain pasta shapes). The welding and finishing are accurate and with the use of exclusive devices which prevent the product stopping, stagnating and spilling.

VIBRATING EXTRACTORS

The Cusinato Vibrating Extractors normally used for unloading silos or storage hoppers, exploit the technique of vibrations to enable the even unloading of the product. Initially designed to be mounted in our plants, subsequently they were used and adapted to be also mounted on existing silos and hoppers, to replace other pre-existing unloading systems that were obsolete or performing badly.Motorised with one or two motor-driven vibrators, the Cusinato Vibrating Extractors are capable of extracting and dosing products stored in silos even when handling products that do not flow easily. The required dosing and flow is done by a modular sliding gate which can be operated manually or electrically by remote. For special requirements of production mixes, flow control sensors can be fitted, to ensure the correct fed of all products which make up the recipe/mixture.The range of Cusinato Vibrating Extractors is made up of different models which differ according to their capacity.

 

Main sizes: (Silos/hopper outlet)

  • 300 x 300 mm;
  • 400 x 400 mm;
  • 400 x 400 mm high flow;
  • 600 x 400 mm.

Flow:

  • from 12m3/h to 55 m3/h, based on the type of product.

The Vibrating Extractors can be equipped with a series of extras:

  • electrical or manual operated sliding gate;
  • product flow sensor;
  • manual or electro-pneumatic operated flow deflector, ideal when the product has to be fed to 2 conveyor/packaging lines.

BELT CONVEYORS

The belt conveyors are suited for conveying on horizontal or inclined levels granular products, foods and non-food.

Our belt conveyors are available:

  • in any length (*);
  • with a concave or flat conveyor surface;
  • with fixed or adjustable sides, with standard or greater heights;
  • with a vulcanised slat belt.

Sturdiness, modularity, flexibility, hygiene and quality of the materials used are the fundamental qualities of Cusinato conveyors.

Particular attention was given to the adoption of such measures to avoid product stagnation and to allow for the transport of a wide range of products of different sizes, even when very high capacities are handled.

* ( for lengths above ~30 metres we recommend using several cascading conveyors)

VIBROSIFTERS

The Cusinato Vibrosifters are versatile and reliable, very important attributes for this type of machine, which is subject to a significant amount of mechanical stress. Modern and sturdy, built with top quality components: the full range of Cusinato Vibrosifters guarantee a long life with maintenance reduced to the minimum.

Our Vibrosifters feature:

  • Unparalleled stability thanks to the special shock-absorbing elastic elements and to the perfect balancing of the moving masses;
  • Highly efficient in cleaning and separating the product from lumps, dust and chips;
  • Available in various types and sizes based on the handling capacity and the specifications of the product to be cleaned. All parts that come into contact with the product are made of stainless steel;
  • Available in the version with single screen or else with multiple interchangeable screens, placed on a single screening level or overlapping levels;
  • Wide range of screens available which enables you to choose between the version with steel mesh or perforated steel plate;
  • Every detail is designed and cared for so as to offer the maximum hygiene and reliability;
  • Replacement of screens with classical system of manual unhooking/hooking or by the exclusive “quick system” with electro-pneumatic servo control.

VIBRATING FEEDERS

The vibrating feeders, available in various models, are used for forming a uniform product flow, in order to enable a correct and constant feed to the loading point of the Bucket Elevators, Drying and Cooling Belts. The shape of this machine is similar to that of a Vibrating Screen; the difference being lies in the absence of the “sieving function” and in the type of vibration which in the case of the vibrating feeders is done by means of 2 motor-driven vibrators.

BELT STORAGE SYSTEM FOR PASTA NESTS AND FRAGILE AND/OR BULKY SHAPES

Cusinato, after extensive research of the requirements of the most demanding pasta producers designed a dynamic storage solution using a loading system which is innovative, complete, exclusive, patented by the company, purposely designed for the most fragile and bulky products, as producers are aiming more on diversification with the “focus” on presenting innovative and quality products to the market for the discerning consumer.

The new elevator has been studied and designed for feeding product to multiple storage levels all positioned vertically. The patented and exclusive elevator, receives product from the production line, and can load any storage level (if empty) by “gently” and evenly placing the product on the storage level, by means of a linking belt. In addition to the unloading points on each level, the elevator includes an additional unloading station for emergencies or for waste product.

The belt storage system, result of Cusinato’s technology, is designed to store the product by spreading it evenly and at varying thicknesses along the entire width of the storage belt. The dynamic Cusinato storage system also offers lots of customisation options, and it can therefore be adapted, by suitably configuring the number of levels, the width and the length, to the available space of the client.

The Cusinato system is flexible and adaptable to the requirements of the client.

It is made up of:

  • purposely designed bucket elevator (patented);
  • linking conveyor belts;
  • level storage (storage belts);
  • unloading belts;
  • spiral lowerator and vibrating screen for product cleaning (optional).

BUCKET ELEVATORS – JOLLY MODEL

A flexible, modular, customisable system, which extends the range of bucket elevators that Cusinato produces. Even the basic version gives the option of transporting a wide range of products even in the particular environments in which it is installed.
The “Jolly” system, which has a modular structure, is designed so it can be adapted and integrated at a later time, thus adapting to every need. The modular design makes the “Jolly” system particularly versatile and easy to assemble and it also allows you to manage all its parts in stock ensuring fast delivery.”Jolly” is designed to give the maximum strength and versatility, with special solutions to facilitate cleaning and hygiene. The closing panelling, easy to disassemble and reassemble, simplify all maintenance operations.The Jolly range is divided into 3 categories with various lengths available:

  • Mini Jolly – up to 10 mt³/h;
  • Jolly – up to 30 mt³/h;
  • Maxi Jolly – up to 65 mt³/h.

There are up to 30 models and types of bucket elevators available depending on the size of chosen bucket and the product that it must convey.

STORAGE SILOS FOR PET FOOD

The exclusive constructive system of the Silos provides a robust metallic weight bearing structure, suitably designed (calculated and dimensioned statically) to support loads due to the silage of products with a high specific weight; in the calculations even all the possible additional higher loads are considered with the existing or planned feeding systems.The cells can be built with different designs (square, round or rectangular) and with different materials or combinations (Stainless steel or painted carbon steel or galvanized).The unloading, which ensures a complete emptying of the cells, is provided by the vibration extraction system, complete with adjustable sliding gate and flow deflector in the two available versions: with “manual” operation or “automatic with remote control” operation.

VIBROSIFTERS FOR PET FOOD

The Cusinato vibrosifters are versatile and reliable, very important attributes for this type of machine, which is subject to a significant amount of mechanical stress. Modern and sturdy, built with top quality components: the full range of Cusinato vibrosifters guarantee a long life with maintenance reduced to the minimum.

Our Vibrosifters for pet food feature:

  • Sturdiness and unparalleled stability thanks to the special shock-absorbing elastic elements and to the perfect balancing of the moving masses;
  • Highly efficient in cleaning and separating the product from lumps, dust and chips;
  • Available in various models and sizes based on the transport capacities. All parts that come into contact with the product are made of stainless steel;
  • Available in the version with single screen or else with multiple interchangeable screens, placed on a single screening level or overlapping levels;
  • Wide range of screens available which enables you to choose between the version with steel meshor perforated steel plate;
  • Every detail is designed and cared for so as to offer the maximum hygiene and reliability;
  • Replacement of screens with classical system of manual unhooking/hooking or by the exclusive “quick system” with electro-pneumatic servo control.

CHAIN CONVEYORS

For the handling and conveying of fragile and delicate products Cusinato manufactures special CTC chain conveyors for medium and high production rates. This range of machines, with improved performance thanks to specific experience in the handling of cubed animal feed and, more specifically in pet food, is a valid and affordable solution for the handling and the transport of products that must not be damaged and / or contaminated in any way.The low conveying speed and the exclusive component design of the machine guarantees the absence of product breakage or stagnation points. Special surface treatments prevent and limit the product from being damaged by friction. Thanks to the meticulous attention to component and part design of the CTC chain conveyors and their related accessories, the product is guaranteed to be conveyed without being damaged and contaminated in any way.

The Cusinato CTC range of chain conveyors can be supplied with lengths of up to 50 m and fitted with intermediate unloading points which can be operated manually, electro-pneumatically or motorised. For special installation requirements, they allow, through a special raised structure a double sliding plane, to convey the product in the opposite direction of the chain feed up to the return unit to then, fall onto the bottom sliding plane, and then be conveyed forward thus avoiding the use of additional conveyors.

The end and chain tensioning return units, mechanically reinforced with special profiles, contain devices and internal elements to prevent the complete stagnation of product and powders, thus allowing the conveyor to be used with different product batches in sequence without mixing or contaminating them

STOREVEYOR (BELT STORAGE SYSTEM)

The Storeveyor is a storage system (usually single level) used for special products: wet, greasy products with particular features and conformations where it is evident that it would be difficult or impossible to extract them if stored in traditional storage silos.
This system is designed to receive and discharge the product by following the FIFO (First In First Out) logic ensuring a high level of hygiene, safety and careful transportation.
It is available in a wide range with widths and lengths suitable to the available space of the client.
The Storeveyor is made up of:

  • a supporting structure in painted steel or stainless steel;
  • a container part (side rails) in stainless steel;
  • a certified food conveyor belt with adjustable speed.

As an option, the system can be equipped with a dispenser for regulating the extraction flow rate.

Loading of the product is carried out by means of a bucket elevator or conveyor belt.

The special constructive makeup ensures the complete absence of stagnation and/or contamination of the various stored products.

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