GEA’s latest development in continuous stretching machines is the ideal solution for producers of pasta filata cheese that require the highest flexibility in the production process, and an excellent yield, while keeping maintenance costs at a modest level.
With a capacity from 1,000 to more than 6,000 kg/h, Combi Plus is suitable for producing many different types of pasta filata cheese, such as pizza-cheese or scamorza, starting from milk, commercial curds or mixtures of both. Double feeding of the heating fluid – steam and/or water – allows the Combi Plus to work in the traditional way with water, but also with water and steam or steam only.
The continuous stretching unit, with rotary paddles of various dimensions, provides high versatility and flexibility for the production processes, while increasing the yield, lowering operating costs and reducing energy and water consumption.
All surfaces in contact with the product are treated with GEA’s patented non-stick Vulcan technology generating a non-stick surface that has a virtually limitless lifespan. The PLC (Programmable Logic Controller) software ensures the precise management and control of all working parameters and memorizes up to ten recipes. The fully automatic CIP (Cleaning in Place) system conforms with the highest hygienic standard. GEA’s Combi Plus is covered by international patent.