Long-cut pasta - Multidrive production line

GEA new Multidrive technology allows making long cut pasta of unrivalled quality while granting energy savings and reduced overall footprint.

Multidrive pasta quality

These results are achieved through a number of innovative features allowing improved accuracy on working parameters all over the line, offering best performances in the pre-drying and drying process. The so obtained product is excellent in stability, structural strength and cooking quality.

Continuous innovation is a business driver for many companies; however, only an effective adoption of thorough procedures can turn it into a success factor, thus allowing targets achievement and actual advantage against competitors. This vision brought us to develop cutting-edge technologies that are and will always be GEA trademark.


Multidrive - Set points graph

MULTIDRIVE technology is based on a continuous control of thermo hygrometric conditions, by the application of very high gradients of temperature increase and decrease rates, an optimized exhaust air extraction and a Multiple Pulse Ventilation system. The result is an evolution of the well-known GEA Pavan Thermo Active System technology.

Key Features

  • Optimized exhaust air extraction and injection
  • Accurate control of the temperature and humidity also in the initial stages
  • Reduced energy consumption: High-efficiency process: global energy saving up to 30%
  • Improved product quality
  • Reduced length of the line (-25%)
  • Easy access to the dryer 


  • Mono tier: from 1 to 2,5 tons/hour
  • 3 tiers: from 1,5 to 6 tons/hour

GEA Insights

Josep Masramón and his daughter stand in front of their GEA batch milking installation.

How batch milking supports sustainable dairy farming

The latest evolution in automated milking introduces batch milking – a dairy farming practice where cows are milked in groups at fixed milking times, usually two or three times per day. The automation technology is helping to...

GEA supports clean water projects in Tanzania

Access to safe water and sanitation is still a challenge in a lot of countries. Illness from dirty drinking water and daily treks to fetch it, mean many children cannot attend school. Thanks to a collaboration with Hamburg-based...

GEA employees are people with purpose

In pursuit of its core mission – Engineering for a better world – GEA is building an employer of choice culture that offers employees the opportunity to reimagine solutions, collaborate across disciplines and contribute to a...

Receive news from GEA

Stay in touch with GEA innovations and stories by signing up for news from GEA.

Contact us

We are here to help! With just a few details we will be able to respond to your inquiry.