Stamping machine Velo/600
Stamping machine for the production of stamped pasta "Bologna-style" from one 600 mm wide dough-sheet:
Whilst the demand of the big Pasta Industries is satisfied with the high performing Stamping machines such as Velo/1200 and Velo/1400, the machine Velo/600 has been developed for medium range capacities.
Velo/600 is usually joined to presses or chains of kneaded pasta with capacities up to 500 kg/h, in case of single head presses, or up to 1000 kg/h in case of double-head presses; its capacity, depending on the selected shape, can achieve 480 kg/h of dry product (referred to shape 106/B).
Main characteristic of the design Velo/600 is its handy yet sturdy structure.
HANDY because it is generally necessary – owing to the typology of the pasta factories where it is installed – to move the machine once the production is over.
STURDY because it is required to operate at very high speed (up to 510 rpm) and in three shifts.
For the Velo/600 too, as for the other Stamping machines, thanks to the DYNAMIC BALANCE of all moving parts, an almost total absence of vibrations has been achieved.
Thanks to the perfect dimensioning of the CALIBRATING UNIT it is possible to operate both with a thick dough-sheet (for shapes "home-made style") or with very thin dough-sheets to obtain shapes with short cooking time.
Adjustment of thickness is made either manually or automatically through keyed in recipes and actuated by independent motorizations under encoder control.
To realize special shapes (such as grooved or knurled or with particular makings) the machine Velo/600 can be optionally equipped with a third CALIBRATION CYLINDER that – installed on suitable sliding guides – makes it possible to change from a flat shape to a grooved one in a very short time.
The perfect closing of "farfalle" throughout the whole width of mould is granted thanks to an ELASTIC CONTROL SYSTEM FOR FINGER UNIT of mould, with two upper and two lower thrust points. Said unit is equipped with a mechanic safety system, which has been calibrated at its maximum predetermined load so as to prevent the Stamping machine from possible overloads caused, for example, by foreign bodies in the fingers or wrong adjustments.
Motion of SHEARING SECTION through sturdy cam shaft; this section is kept under steady lubrication through forced oil system and filtering process, fed by pump. Thanks to this lubrication system, the bearings of the shearing beam are steadily covered with a film of oil, thus granting a very long life even at high speed and under heavy shift-work.
All types are equipped with an additional motion intake to allow installation of "squares" or "noodles" unit (*).
Scraps coming from shearing of dough-sheet are conveyed to the cutting device, which, in synchronization with dough-sheet movement, cuts them longitudinally in order to further reduce their dimension before reaching the press.
The machine can be additionally equipped with an unit for transversal cutting, usually in combination with scraps return systems under suction (suction fan on the press bridge) or in case of press without mixer or simply to improve homogeneity between fresh mixture and scraps (*) .
The Stamping machine Velo/600 is always submitted to supervising PLC that, according to the installed model, can:
- supervise machine functioning.
- control recipes in order to set specifications such as speed, calibration thickness, etc., and at the same time useful information about product given into the drier.
- interface with line supervisor to receive recipe specifications and to give information about functioning and made production.
A range of Bologna stamped shapes more and more extensive allows to enrich the production with always new designs.
Our Velo/600 is available also as cutting machine (Velo/600/SN) for the manufacture of snacks and pellets with or without inner holes (snack shapes).
(*) available as an option upon request.