Production lines for dry pasta featuring output from 50 up to 750 Kgs per hour by automatic, continuous extruders equipped with automatic dosers for flour and liquids, centrifuge pre-mixing system and vacuum extrusion device.
Thanks to additional cutting devices (e.g. “penne”-cutter, impulse-cutter for cannelloni) and accessory pasta machines (nesting machines, lasagne machines, shearing-folding machines, etc.) you can also obtain special shapes besides all short pasta shapes. After being shaped by the pasta die the pasta is cut at the desired length and transferred on to the pasta pre-dryer to undergo initial pre-drying.
Distribution of the product onto the looms and stacking of the looms onto the dryer trolleys are effected automatically by the loom-feeder and the automatic loom stacker located at the end of the production line: consequently, no operators/labour are required. The pasta dryers for the final drying phase of the product can be equipped with electric heating or with batteries for thermal exchange by hot water or steam; also, they are equipped with PLC to control and store the various drying parameters.
Thanks to the analysis of air fluxes and control of the time-temperature-humidity parameters a specific drying program corresponds to each pasta shapes, which each customer can then customize and store.