Food Engineering

Pasta processing

April 1, 2011




The Pavan fresh pasta processing line is fully automated and covers all stages from the handling of raw materials to the cooking of fresh pasta with a capacity of 2,200kg/hr. Semolina, flour and rice flour are sent to different dosing devices that feed 2 mixing tanks. The different mixtures of raw materials can be obtained automatically by loading the desired recipe from the PLC unit. Each forming machine can handle different shapes. The extruded or sheeted pasta products are uniformly cooked in a multi-tier cooker equipped with a rinsing system to wash away starch from the pasta. The cooker has a clean-in-place system consisting of spraying bars above and below the belts and rotating nozzles inside the cooking chamber.

Pavan Group; www.pavan.com