HART Design & Manufacturing’s solidly built Casting Line serves as a key component for slice on slice cheese production, with two stainless steel conveyor belts, cooling pans, cheese manifold, set of slitters, twist and stack unit, and miscellaneous scrapers.
The HART casting line consists of two stainless steel conveyor belts, cooling pans, cheese manifold, set of slitters, twist and stack unit, and miscellaneous scrapers. After the desired uniform cheese sheet thickness is obtained by adjusting the manifold valves and thickness bar, weight control is accomplished by varying the cheese pump speed.
Once the cheese sheet reaches the opposite end of the conveyor, the sheet is directed around the end drum, over the doctor blade and onto the lower stainless steel belt. After the sheet passes over the lower belt and is slit into ribbons, the ribbons are directed over transfer rolls and through the twist and stack section.
Cooling of the casting line is accomplished with cooling pans: there are usually two underneath the top belt and two underneath the lower belt. As the stainless steel conveyor belt passes over the cooling pans, coolant or chilled water is pumped into the pans and cools the belt, which in turn cools the cheese. By adjusting the flow pumped into the cooling pans, one can adjust the cooling rate of the product.