An important part of production lines are Multi-Step systems, which are also known as paternosters. Paternosters became a global food production trend. Melvia provides a full range of Multi-Step systems. Systems are custom made, designed and produced to meet the high safety and stringent hygiene requirements of the production process.
The general principle of all systems is a system for moving product carriers (sections of forms, trays, etc.) using parallel chains with grippers located on two opposite sides of the paternoster, which form tiers. Due to the fact that the step speeds are individually adjustable for each section, this allows for a wide range of proofing or cooling processes to be configured. Systems operate on a “step” principle.
Known as FIFO. The carriers are fed at regular intervals to the conveyor of the ascending section, where a row is formed. After a row is set, the holders step up and move in steps until the section is completely filled. Subsequently with the help of a horizontal pusher, the carriers are moved to the descending section, which lowers the product carriers onto the output conveyor. Smooth movements throughout the system ensure very gentle dough handling. Formation of a row is possible by fixing the extreme position with a stopper, or conveyors with partitions.