Product/Service

Cheese Block-Forming Tower

Source: Scherping Systems
The latest in the company's line of cheese-making equipment, the Cheese Block-forming Tower integrates the entire process from milk receiving all the way to formed blocks of cheese.
The latest in the company's line of cheese-making equipment, the Cheese Block-forming Tower integrates the entire process from milk receiving all the way to formed blocks of cheese.

Design features include:

• An electronic ball screw cylinder provides the ability to locate the position of the platform within 1/64 of an inch ­ providing unmatched accuracy to insure reproducible block weight and dimension.
• The innovative block eject tray presents a seamless, even surface to eliminate block shaving and insure that all of the cheese from the block forming chamber goes into the bag.

A few of the construction features of the Tower are:

• electronic ball screw cylinder
• unique frame design for ease of cleaning
• minimal cheese losses
• load cell control
• low maintenance
• local/remote control
• liner constructed of 8 gauge type 304 stainless steel
• liner openings are drilled and countersunk
• tapered column to facilitate discharge
• fully compatible with existing Scherping (and other) cheese systems
• provided with easily removable safety shrouds

One PLC, or programmable logic controller, can automate as many towers as are required in the operation. This means that all the towers will be operating under identical parameters. Each tower however, can be manually controlled by its own operator interface if needed. Remotely mounted solenoid panels will provide valve actuation, which eliminates tower-mounted solenoids. The tower is mounted on load cells to control the column height for each type of cheese being manufactured, which provides reproducible block density.

Scherping Systems, 801 Kingsley Street, Winsted, MN 55395. Tel: 320-485-4401; Fax: 320-485-2666.