Kusel's Cook-Rite enclosed cheese vatsare available in sizes from 15,000 lbs to 50,000 lbs. The vat is a vertical type vat consisting of two overlapping cylinders with a vertical shaft in the exact center of each cylinder. All functions; stirring and cutting are accomplished by the unique "sweeping-curve" vertical blades that travel in one direction only. The blades do not need to swivel, turn or reverse. The vat is designed with complete sanitation in mind. Sanitary bottom bearings on the vertical shafts provide perfect alignment at all speeds and under all conditions. Kusel's heating system introduces steam to both the bottom and sides of the vat, up to 12 inches from the top rail. This provides for more uniform heating. Stainless steel steam pipes deliver steam to the steam chamber.
A completely automated control system is available. Traditional open cheese vats are available in a number of styles that include the following: CK Vats with steam heating; TH Vats with recirculating water heating; End Door vats, a hybrid which accomplishes the function of a vat and finishing table in one unit; and lab size or small production vats in capacities from 560 lbs. to 1,500 lbs. All vats are available with various agitator options based upon your requirements. The company also offers a full line of related cheesemaking equipment.
The system offers these advantages:
• Reduced fine losses
• Reduced water consumption
• Reduced effluent charge
• Hygienic solution
• Reduced refrigeration costs
• Releases vat for further batches
Walker Stainless Equipment Company has the capability to custom build sanitary and industrial stainless steel equipment to 3A, USDA, ASME and other stringent standards. Walker products and system components serve a variety of industries including dairy and cheese. The company's facilities offer flexibility for handling custom fabrications regardless of job size or quantity. With up-to-date welding and polishing equipment, stainless steel tanks are produced with precision. Products offered include aseptic storage tanks, blend tanks, whey crystallizers, dryers, evaporators, condensers and single shell tanks.
Millerbernd Design provides design, fabrication and installation needs of food processing equipment. Whether you need a complete system or a single part, Millerbernd can offer comprehensive assistance through all phases of development, from the initial conception to the final installation. The company promises quick turnaround and the highest level of quality craftsmanship.
The CHD-3D Dicer/Strip Cutter from Deville offers high-capacity operation of up to 11,000 lbs/hour on 1/8-inch dices and more for larger cuts. The rugged, heavy-duty dicer/strip-cutter features a large product drum. It is capable of handling big blocks of cheese, in square, rectangular or cylindrical form up to 10 x 9 x 6-inch. The unit features a 10 to 15 hp variable speed motor, and hinged swivel components for quick and easy cleaning.
Bemis Corp., offers a wide range of packaging machinery under the Curwood brand, some of which has applications for cheese. These include the FlexVac 2000 HS continuous motion die train, the Pathfinder die train indexing machine, the FlexVac continuous motion die wheel, and the 220-R die-less indexing machine.
Other cheese equipment vendors:A&B Process Systems
Stainless Steel Fabricating Inc.