Our System

Loos Machine’s extensive knowledge and experience in producing 640 lb. blocks, 500 lb. barrels, etc. has allowed us to work directly with our customers to design custom systems for their specific quality cheese types.

Features

  • 1 stop shop
  • Efficient, compact systems, designs and layouts
  • Labor reduction
  • Maximize production throughput and yield
  • Integration at any point in the process
  • Long-lasting product equipment design
  • Unique transferring/phasing conveyor systems
  • Complete automated system to reduce labor
  • Easy to operate touch screen controls
  • Durability and quality of equipment
  • Turn-key with complete automated options
  • Components easily integrate with existing cart systems

Conveyance

Our Designers will design a conveyor to fit your exact specifications for a multitude of applications and directions.

Standard Features

  • 316 SS, 304 SS or mild steel construction
  • Improve floor space by integrating horizontal, incline, decline, corner, and more
  • Product merging conveyors
  • Phasing and lane positioning conveyors
  • Inline weight, automatic sorting and vision technology utilized
  • Can accommodate any style of belt desired (Rex, Intralox, Cambridge, Eagle, etc.)
  • Sanitary design with easy cleanability/washdown operations
  • Pneumatic take-ups for easy belt adjustment/removal
  • Numerous transfer design options available for clean and consistent directional changes
  • Funnels, press plates, angle return conveyors
  • Specially designed conveyor transfers for all block/barrel systems
  • Pop-up design to maximize product efficiency
  • Turntable or pop-up direction designs available
  • Product stacking/de-stacking and elevator options
  • Sample accumulation conveyors integrated

Automated Features

  • PLC/HMI controls
  • Servo actuation available
  • Meets NEC, NFPA, and ANSI codes
  • UL Approved

Commonly Requested Designs

Fill Stations

Single or Dual fill stations designed to meet required throughputs.

Standard Features

  • Single or dual line fill stations
  • Cyclone Auger Design
  • CIPable Spray Ball connection
  • Integrated Divert Reject Stations prior to cyclone fill
  • Intermittent Pre-Press prior to Final fill, allowing maximum 640 or Barrel Weights.
  • SS Construction
  • Integrated cooling systems available for optimum curd filling temperatures
  • Capable of Handling Throughputs of up to 30,000 lbs/hr
  • Integrated weighing systems to maximize product input
  • Integrated Mezzanine / Platform Designs for safe accessibility
  • Available extension funnels available for barrels and blocks
  • Integrated barrel/block pop-up conveyor designs to maintain flow of system
  • Sample barrel tracking systems per vat

Commonly Requested Designs

Pre-Press Stations

Designed to maximize barrel and block filling weights.

Standard Features

  • SS Construction
  • Allows for maximum barrel or block filling weights
  • Press plates Designed for barrels and blocks
  • Minimizes extension funnel height and allows funnel removal earlier in the process
  • Utilized between fill cycles, downstream of filling, and or directly out of 640 block towers
  • Allows for proper base plate fit
  • Also provides unique base plate designs to eliminate delnet and or use of angles throughout production process
  • Pneumatically Controlled w/ Cylinder and specially designed press plates for barrels and blocks. Adjustable pressure control included.

Commonly Requested Designs

Probe Stations

Our Probe Systems are designed to maximize weigh removal and accumulation.

Standard Features

  • Custom designed Qty of probes to meet required throughputs within station
  • Vacuum whey recovery systems included to reclaim whey
  • Automated trolley systems for probe cleaning in adjacent CIP tank
  • Pulsing probe design during vacuum to maximize whey removal during probing process
  • 4 probe design per barrel / block
  • Unique probe and press designs

Commonly Requested Designs

Tip Presses

Our tip presses handle multiple barrels, blocks or molds; ranging from 1 up to 15 per each tipping cycle. 

Standard Features

  • Stainless steel construction
  • Various tip press layouts to accommodate required throughputs
  • Fully automated 
  • Integrates easily with existing handling systems
  • Whey recovery drip pans included
  • Optional items: vacuum whey recovery system, conveyance system, and quick connect flow panels
  • Washdown friendly
  • Complete safety integration

Automated Features

  • PLC/HMI controls
  • VFD controlled conveyors
  • Adjustable pressing pressure
  • Recipe integration
  • Meets NEC, NFPA and ANSI codes
  • UL approved

Commonly Requested Designs

Whey Retrieval / Accumulation

Integrated vacuum systems allow for maximized whey retrieval.

Standard Features

  • To Maximize whey retrieval at all points throughout process, separating inedible vs. edible whey. This maximizes yield for reclaiming whey and minimizes additional cleanup/waste
  • Recovered through different processes such as probing, base plate collection, tip presses, etc.
  • Edible and inedible tanks included as an option

Commonly Requested Designs

Vacuum Chambers

Tight sealed vacuum chamber design allows for maximum drawdown pressures.

Standard Features

  • SS Construction
  • Custom designed to meet required throughput
  • Integrated spray bar designs for ease of cleaning to eliminate confined space hazard
  • Sized for barrel and block integration
  • Designed integrated accumulation tanks to maximize draw down times and maintain vacuum pressure for required cycle times.
  • Secondary 640 vacuum chambers available with Custom Capacities ranging from 80 to 120, or more!

Commonly Requested Designs

180 deg Barrel / Block Inverters

Our inverters are designed to handle a variety of container types, including but not limited to: 640 lb. crates, 500 lb. barrels, 40 lb. boxes, molds and gorilla blocks. 

Standard Features

  • Stainless steel construction
  • Fast cycle times
  • Safer, smoother, and gentler with product
  • Fully automated
  • Integrates easily with existing handling systems
  • Available to also handle standard track and cart models
  • Utilize belts or rollers
  • Washdown friendly
  • Provided with safety door switches

Automated Features

  • HMI/PLC controls
  • Varying cycle speeds
  • Light curtains
  • Meets NEC, NFPA and ANSI codes
  • UL approved

Commonly Requested Designs:

640 lb. Autobander

Our 640 lb Autobanding systems provide a tight banding seal while eliminating the need for up to two operators. 

Standard Features

  • 1 person semi autobanding systems available
  • No adjustment required for use with 640 lb wood or plastic containers
  • Container square up system included to correct inconsistent orientation after placement of springs and lid
  • Side clamping system also available to confirm a tight lid placement prior to banding and eliminate bulging of container sides
  • Multiple lid presses to assure tight seal prior to banding
  • System can be integrated with any existing system
  • Safety guarding included

Automated Options

  • PLC/HMI controls
  • Operator Control Panels
  • Meets NEC and NFPA codes
  • UL Approved Facility

Barrel Palletizers/Block Stacking

Minimize forklift traffic and use our automated barrel palletizers and block stackers.

Standard Features

  • Stainless steel construction
  • Available sizes to accommodate products including powder totes, barrels, bags, boxes, crates, etc. 
  • Fully automated
  • Includes pallet loaders
  • Integrates easily with stretch wrappers and existing handling systems
  • Include as many discharge conveyors or accumulation conveyors for sampling system
  • Can accept any size pallet
  • Washdown friendly
  • Block Stacking or staging for customer requested fork designs.

Automated Features

  • PLC/HMI controls
  • Integration with existing plant controls
  • Varying palletizing speeds
  • Robotics depending on container size
  • Meets NEC, NFPA and ANSI codes
  • UL approved

Commonly Requested Designs

 

 

 

Reweigh Systems

Reduce labor and maximize your labelling/ tracking/ inventory/ etc.

Standard Features

  • Integrated reweigh systems to include accumulation infeed, automated scanning, weighing, labelling, and discharge accumulation conveyance to maximize your Operators' time.
  • Capabilities to integrate with Customers systems to track information and keep within historian saved data for future use.
  • Integrated with our automated block de-stackers to reduce double handling by forklift operations.

De‐Packaging Barrels / Blocks

Reduce safety hazards with use of our De-Packaging systems.

Standard Features

  • Provide turnkey system for removal of barrel from pallets, invert / removal of cheese to sanitary conveyance, delining cutting applications, and additional integrated designs to track or infeed specific product per recipe from cooler to grinder.
  • Automated depalletizers available for barrels / blocks
  • Barrel Clamps & Hoist Systems w/ auto inverters
  • Manipulator arms / clamping systems
  • De-boxing systems available for 40lb blocks
  • Automated delining of barrels

Commonly Requested Designs

Integrators

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Standard Features

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Automated Features

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Commonly Requested Designs

Mezzanines / Platforms

Our fabricated catwalks, mezzanines, platforms, and lifts are custom built according to your manufacturing needs.

Standard Features

  • Stainless steel construction
  • Lifts can be made to accommodate various degrees of load capacities utilizing pneumatic, hydraulic or electric actuation
  • Engineered sections to fit through narrow doors for easy installation
  • Sloped decking and drains available
  • Various decking options available: Opti, SlipNot, Algrip, FRP/Chem Grate, Perfo and Inverted Perfo Grip
  • Meets OSHA regulations

Commonly Requested Designs

Controls & Automation

We offer solutions for all of your factory automation and control needs. From design through fabrication, to installation, we can provide you with an innovative, high quality, reliable, and economical solution.

Standard Features

  • Electrical panel design and fabrication (UL approved panel shop)
  • CAD drawings/Field installation diagrams
  • PLC/HMI programming
  • 100% FAT performed prior to customer installation
  • Start-up and training
  • Operation and maintenance manuals
  • 24 hour live/local/remote support
  • Meets NEC, NFPA and ANSI codes

Integration Made Easy

  • Customer specified hardware, software  and communication requirements
  • Integration with existing or third party equipment
  • Maintain customer's existing procedures and methodology
  • Conduit installation prior to shipment; reduces setup period

Automated Features

  • Service agreements
  • Utility usage estimates
  • VPN access
  • Washdown field devices meeting NEMA/Type 4X, IP69k available, ECOLAB approved

Commonly Requested Designs