L.P.S. Special-Shaped Pasta Line

L.P.S. Special-Shaped Pasta Line: the concept of production flexibility exalted to the highest level. The combination between T.V.S. press (Total Vacuum System) and the pasta movement on trays allows the production of any kind of special pasta shapes such as round nest, oval nest, lasagna, matasse, big size Short-Cut Pasta shapes, cannelloni, “farfalle” and so on, without any risk of breaking or damaging the pasta product.
pasta plant
special shaped pasta plant flow diagram

Press

The most important features of this equipment are the TURBOMIX technology and the low-speed of extrusion, which is achieved thanks to the high-efficiency compression screws: these characteristics allow to obtain a very homogenous dough. The press can be fitted either with Total Vacuum System or with traditional technology.

Press assembly
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Mixing tanks with vacuum airlock
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Press assembly
Die head

Nest/lasagna forming machine

Through the forming machine, the laminated pasta sheets or otherwise the extruded pasta take the desired shape (nest, matasse, lasagna, etc.) for the subsequent spreading on trays.

Front trays lifting device and nest forming machine
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Forming machine
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The nests/lasagna forming machine is placed directly under the die head (partially visible on the top of the image)
Trays of tagliatelle nests leaving the forming machine

Pre-dryer and dryer

Thanks to a powerful ventilation, the surface of the Special Shaped Pasta is heated to maintain the desired shape, prevent sticking and to prepare the product for the subsequent vertical predrying phase.

This phase of approximately 50 minutes, performs a quick heating of pasta and the preparation for the next drying phase.

Thanks to a rising/descending trays movement inside the main dryer and to a sophisticated thermohygroregulation system, different for each phase, it is possible to obtain a perfect drying and stabilization of any kind of Special Pasta Shape.

Horizontal pre-dryer
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Dryer
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The interior of the pre-dryer
Dryer
Pre dryer and dryer
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Cooler and emptying system

Provided with a heat exchanger entirely manufactured in stainless steel installed in a dedicated external unit, the cooler allows to cool Special Shaped Pasta and to prepare the pasta for the next packaging phase.

There are different models of emptying devices: it is possible to flip the tray to obtain a bulk packing or there is the possibility to have an unloading unit with pieces counting and tidy feeding of the packaging system.

Cooler and discharging device
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Cooler
Trays are automatically overturned at the end of the line and forwarded to the start of the line
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Trays overturning
Trays storage system

Process automation

ARS (AxorOcrim Remote Service) is the automation and supervision system completely developed by Axor Ocrim.

Automation with ARS

Capacity and dimensions

special shaped pasta plant drawing dimensions
Output capacity (Kg/h) Press Tray dimensions H1 (mm) H2 (mm) L (mm) P (mm)
500 1.130.L 1000 1000x1500 7700 6800 49400 4410
800 2.130.L 2000 2000x1500 7700 6800 49400 5410
1000 2.130.L 2000 2000x1500 7700 6800 49400 5410
1200 2.145.L 2000 2000x1500 7700 6800 54000 5410
Full-length 3D animation of a special-shaped pasta plant
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Full-length video of a special-shaped pasta plant installed in Italy
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