Automatic drainage-finishing table

The automatic drainage-finishing table is used to pre-press the
curd and drain the whey and cut blocks that fit into a particular
size of cheese mold.
The machine is PLC controlled and has a color touch-screen from
where the parameters can be entered for different sizes and styles
of cheese.

An overhead device moves over the curd bed and presses the curd
in steps. The pressing time and pressure and number of pressing
cycles can be pre-programmed and entered on the touch-screen.
The curd is automaticaly cut into blocks and transported to the 
end-table, from where they can easily moved into the cheese molds.
The cleaning can also be automated (CIP)

Automatic drainage-finishing table

Raking of the curd

Moving the curd blocks into the molds

Touch screen: Main menu                       Pre-pressing times, pressures and cycles