If you’ve ever made homemade pasta, you know it can be a real challenge to get it right, especially if you’re a perfectionist. Scale up your recipe to make tons of pasta a day, and it’s an even bigger challenge to get the consistent quality you want. And with today’s increasing commodity prices, you can’t afford to get it wrong.
Bühler’s Pasta and Noodles business unit had been hearing from pasta makers facing this dilemma of getting the pasta perfect. Testing it both before and after cooking and before and after drying means a lot of time passes, and the “pasta controls” are based on grab-sample tests—not exactly what you’d call real-time process control.