The module is designed for the partial draining of whey and dosed filling of moulds and block moulds. It is used in the manufacturing of soft cheese, moulded Tvorog and other cheeses. It is offered in two Models: DONI®Draining/Filling MF with manual mould filling and DONI®Draining/Filling AF with automated mould filling.
DONI®Draining/Filling is a fully closed system with a draining belt. The curd-whey mixture is fed through a distributor on the draining belt. Its special construction allows for 85% of the whey to be drained. The belt runs at high speed with the product moving along it in a thin layer. The mixture's temperature should not be lower than 30°С to be able to realise effective moulding. The moulds can be filled manually or automatically through a distribution plate which has the same shaped openings as the mould. The plate is vertically regulated to be able to adjust the weight of the product.
The module is supplied with a conveyor belt for the positioning and moving of the moulds. A rotator, stacker and de-stacker can be supplied upon request.
DONI®Draining/Filling is designed for CIP cleaning.
The module is moved manually along guide bars on the conveyor belt. It is positioned in front of the DONI®Open U Vat for the discharging of the curd-whey mixture and for the moulding into block moulds which are placed onto the conveyor belt one by one. The filling is performed manually with a paddle. The cycle duration is no longer than a minute. Two workers are required to operate the module. DONI®Moulder has a system that regulates the filling height in order to achieve finished products with the same weight. DONIDO® offers two мodels of the module:
- DONI®Moulder ND without a draining drum for products with high dry content or with partially drained whey;
- DONI®Moulder YD with a draining drum for partial drainage of the whey.
The conveyor belt length is determined by the characteristics of the production site. DONIDO® recommends this module when the block moulds have extensions and additional time is required for the settling of the curd and for the releasing of the extensions before stacking. The module is cleaned locally.
The module is free standing. It can be moved and placed in front of the DONI®Open U Vat to drain the curd whey mixture and to fill block moulds which are placed one by one in front of the distributor. The filling is performed manually with a paddle. The cycle duration is no longer than a minute. Two workers are required to operate the module. DONI®Free Moulder has a system that regulates the filling height in order to achieve a finished product with the same weight. DONIDO® offers two models of the module:
- DONI®Free Moulder ND without a draining drum for products with high dry content or with partially drained whey;
- DONI®Free Moulder YD with a draining drum for partial drainage of the whey.