Ice-cream mix is filled into a mould then frozen. The moulding process delivers a fully frozen product – no hardening tunnel is needed.
MEC offers equipment for both ROTARY and LINEAR moulding production line, enabling flexible and efficient automatic continuous production of moulded ice cream stick nolveties, depending on the customer's priorities. Rotary moulding has the advantage of reducing product waste, while linear moulding allows for more process steps when producing complex products such as multiple-layer fillings.
MEC moulding production line is able to fit the different dispensing and decorating stations. The production capacity changes depending on the model, but the quality and flexibility remain the same. By changing the shape of ice-cream strip / roll moulds, you can produce multiple types of stick ice-cream on the same machine line.
Gentle product handling and best hygiene design;
Fast mould / working stations change over for different products;
Increased efficiency with servo-controlled mould, working station, extractor and product lay-off to wrapping.
Filling ice water or ice cream into the moulds;
Freezing product in a cold brine bath;
Inserting wooden sticks at the proper time;
Defrosting a thin outer layer of the product in a warm brine bath;
Extracting the frozen product from the moulds;
Chocolate coating and dry coating, if applicable;
Lay-off for wrapping.
Note: multiple optional filling working stations to satisfy product need.