Cooking

Cooking is the process that transforms a raw food into a cooked one through exposure to heat. Costacurta’s products are used in a wide range of cooking processes; from steaming, to frying and baking at temperatures that can range from 150° to 280°C depending on the process and foods to be cooked. The most common foods are bread, pizza, biscuits, snacks, meat and poultry.

The conveyor belt is designed to facilitate the transport and processing of the foods, based on the layout of the plant, the operating conditions and the characteristics of the product to cook.

The conveyor belts are made of high quality materials, guarantee full hygiene and are easy to clean.

Finally, Costacurta can provide a team of technicians and engineers to assist clients in the selection of the belt and in its installation.

Straight cooking tunnels

Food can be cooked in continuous ovens with temperatures of between approximately 150°C and 280°C, depending on the cooking process and the product to be cooked. The products are moved inside these continuous ovens on metal conveyor belts.
The conveyor belt accompanies the product inside the tunnel that is exposed to a source of heat that cooks it.

The distinctive characteristics of the Costacurta conveyor belts for cooking tunnels are:

  • Perfect straightness
  • Perfect balance between spirals or shaped flat bars and connecting rods
  • Wide range of mesh available
  • Smooth, uniform surfaces to handle the product correctly

Spiral towers for cooking

Food can be cooked in spiral towers. In this case, the product is transported on a conveyor belt that rotates helicoidally around a central drum. The product is cooked while moving inside the tower.

Spiral towers use all the necessary vertical space to guarantee that foods pass through the unit for the correct length of time. The towers can be single or double and can have different set-ups to adapt to existing production processes and to the space available.

The distinctive characteristics of the Costacurta conveyor belts for spiral towers are:

  • Wide range of pitches and turn radii
  • High quality welding
  • Smooth and uniform surfaces to handle the product correctly
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