Dima Continuous Cooking-Stretching Machine DM16

The DM16 manufactured by Dima is a continuous cooking-stretching machine for pasta filata types of cheeses. Perfect for medium to large-sized dairies, the compact DM16 has a curd slicer for cutting curd blocks to the desired size and has a production capacity of up to 500 kg/h.

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For continuous curd cutting and cooking-stretching of any kind of “pasta filata” cheese: mozzarella, fior di latte, pizza-cheese, provolone, scamorza, complete with curd slicer and cooker-stretcher, with integrated cooking water preparation, heating and circulation group. Production capacity adjustable up to 500 kg/h. 

The continuous cooking-stretching machine mod. DM16 is characterized by compact dimensions, easy use, great production flexibility and excellent performance for medium to large-sized dairies.

The machine consists of a curd slicer where the curd blocks are cut into the desired size by rotating knives, mounted on a cutting disk with adjustable speed.

The curd slices, coming from the curd slicer, continuously feed the heating-cooking section. In this section the curd is conveyed forward by an auger with adjustable speed, and subjected to heating and humidification by continuous adding of hot water, prepared in a special vat integrated in the machine. Temperature, water quantity and water level are adjustable.

The stretching-kneading of the product is then carried out in the following section by the mechanical action of the stretching arms with variable speed. Also in this section it is possible to adjust the water input and quantity, depending on the product being processed.

The cheese mass then passes through a special discharge outlet and is continuously fed into the moulder.

The cooking-stretching machine is made entirely of AISI 304 stainless steel, the parts in contact with the product are treated with Teflon certified for the food industry.


  • Perfect for small to medium to large-sized dairy automation
  • Production capacity up to 500 kg/h
  • Adjustable cutting disk and auger speed
  • Adjustable temperature, water quantity and levels
  • Machine is made entirely of AISI 304 stainless steel
  • Teflon-certified inner layer

Basic Options


  • Version DM16/E, with electric heating
  • Version DM16/S, with heating by overheated water / or indirect steam
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