Patents Assigned to HOCHLAND SE
  • Patent number: 10434673
    Abstract: A cutting device, knife carrier suitable for use in the cutting device, a cutting system and method for cutting a strand of stacked bands of a food product are disclosed. The cutting device, knife carrier, cutting system and method combine a transverse cutting knife with a diagonal cutting knife disposed at an oblique angle with respect to the transverse cutting knife. The diagonal cutting knife diagonally cuts the stack simultaneously with transverse cutting of the stack by the transverse cutting knife to form substantially triangular prism shaped stacks made of corresponding substantially triangular shaped slices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Hochland SE
    Inventors: Ralf Mueller, Alfred Ihler, Thomas Vogel
  • Patent number: 10414062
    Abstract: A transverse cutting roller 1 for the transverse cutting of a flat product moving in a transport direction, in particular a viscous foodstuff, such as industrially produced cheese 14, wherein a transverse cutting blade 3, which bridges the product, which is intended to be cut, transversely to the transport direction, is held on a carrier shaft 2 by a plurality of axially spaced blade carriers 4 mounted on the carrier shaft 2, wherein each blade carrier has at least one carrier element 7, which extends radially outward with respect to the rotational axis A of the carrier shaft 2 when the blade carrier 4 is installed, wherein provided on the outer end of each carrier element 7 is a blade attachment section 5, on which the strip-type blade is detachably attached so as to be radially spaced from the carrier shaft 2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Hochland SE
    Inventors: Franz Stadelmann, Andreas Biggel, Claudio Polizzi, Thomas Zipper, Michael Wilhelm, Mario Iblher
  • Publication number: 20190261592
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for producing processed cheese portions, comprising a plurality of modules that are arranged successively in the direction of production, in which the processed cheese is formed into a band, cooled, and divided into portions, wherein the modules define a production space through which the processed cheese travels during the production of the processed cheese portions. The production space is enclosed by a spray-proof casing, wherein the casing comprises a frame structure and a plurality of sheet metal elements which are detachably connected to the frame structure, and wherein a sealing hose is arranged between a sheet metal element and the area of the frame structure opposite thereto, and encircles the sheet metal element or the area of the frame structure opposite thereto.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Applicant: Hochland SE
    Inventors: Andreas Biggel, Sebastian Schmidt, Richard Bechteler, Josef Burger, Thomas Handerer
  • Publication number: 20190224766
    Abstract: Method and device for guiding a tool (2) in a recurring application of a product (3) moved along an X-axis, wherein the tool (2) is mounted on the Z-carriage (12) of a cross guide and is moved therewith along the Z-axis standing perpendicular on the X-axis, wherein the Z-carriage (12) is mounted on the X-carriage (10) of the cross guide, the guide of which is mounted along the X-axis in a base plane (13), wherein the X-carriage (10) is driven with an X-drive, wherein the Z-carriage (12) is driven by a Z-drive, which is held stationary in the base plane (13) and has a traction means (17) driven by a first servo motor (8) provided for the drive of the Z-carriage, which is driven from the base plane (13) on the movable Z-carriage (12), wherein a movement of the Z-carriage (12) that is brought about by the movement of the X-carriage (10) and a motive force caused thereby on the traction means (17), is compensated when actuating the first servo motor (8) provided for the drive of the Z-carriage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Applicant: Hochland SE
    Inventors: Tobias Schellheimer, Hans-Peter SCHWAERZLER
  • Patent number: 10349621
    Abstract: A method and device for introducing a visible ingredient 7, 12 into the surface of a food present as a flowable mass, in particular a hot processed cheese 1, wherein the flowable mass of the food without the ingredient added is fed into the roller gap between a guide roller 2 and a calibration roller 3 disposed parallel thereto, and is shaped into a food strip having a defined thickness, wherein the food strip is sprinkled on one side with the ingredient 7 by way of a sprinkling device 5 downstream of the roller gap while lying on the guide roller 2, wherein the food strip 4, which has been sprinkled on one side, is fed to a further roller gap, which is formed between the guide roller 2 and a pressure roller 8, wherein the ingredient 7 is pressed into the surface via the pressure roller 8 and wherein the food strip is cut into individual slices, in particular after cooling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Hochland SE
    Inventor: Sebastian Schmidt
  • Patent number: 10349620
    Abstract: A device for forming and cooling an initially hot and therefore flowable melted cheese having (a) a first metallic cooling belt capable of moving in a downstream direction; (b) a counter-pressure roller proximal to the first metallic cooling belt; and (c) a rotatable shaping roller disposed proximal to the first metallic cooling belt downstream of the supply nozzle and upstream from the counter-pressure roller, wherein the rotatable shaping roller has a number of molding cavities formed in the surface, which are separated from one another by separating webs, wherein the separating webs are formed by the remaining surface of the rotatable shaping roller, wherein the rotatable shaping roller is capable of applying a pressure by way of the separating webs onto the cooling belt that results in displacement of the still-hot melted cheese from a region of the separating webs lying thereon, so that shaped bodies of melted cheese released from the molding cavities remain on the first metallic cooling belt for cooling
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Hochland SE
    Inventors: Roland Zeuschner, Walter Hartmann, Franz Stadelmann
  • Patent number: 10321658
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for producing processed cheese portions, comprising a plurality of modules that are arranged successively in the direction of production, in which the processed cheese is formed into a band, cooled, and divided into portions, wherein the modules define a production space through which the processed cheese travels during the production of the processed cheese portions. The production space is enclosed by a spray-proof casing, wherein the casing comprises a frame structure and a plurality of sheet metal elements which are detachably connected to the frame structure, and wherein a sealing hose is arranged between a sheet metal element and the area of the frame structure opposite thereto, and encircles the sheet metal element or the area of the frame structure opposite thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Hochland SE
    Inventors: Andreas Biggel, Sebastian Schmidt, Richard Bechteler, Josef Burger, Thomas Handerer
  • Patent number: 10279406
    Abstract: Method and device for guiding a tool in a recurring application of a product moved along an X-axis, wherein the tool is mounted on the Z-carriage of a cross guide and is moved therewith along the Z-axis standing perpendicular on the X-axis, wherein the Z-carriage is mounted on the X-carriage of the cross guide, the guide of which is mounted along the X-axis in a base plane, wherein the X-carriage is driven with an X-drive, wherein the Z-carriage is driven by a Z-drive, which is held stationary in the base plane and has a traction means driven by a first servo motor provided for the drive of the Z-carriage, which is driven from the base plane on the movable Z-carriage, wherein a movement of the Z-carriage that is brought about by the movement of the X-carriage and a motive force caused thereby on the traction means, is compensated when actuating the first servo motor provided for the drive of the Z-carriage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Hochland SE
    Inventors: Tobias Schellheimer, Hans-Peter Schwaerzler
  • Publication number: 20190000032
    Abstract: A system for processing a flowable food mass is disclosed which includes a first cooling belt (11) having a face with a transport direction (T); a second cooling belt (12) having a face with a transport direct (T) adjacent to, and parallel with, the face of the first cooling belt (11), wherein the transport direction (T) of the face of the second cooling belt (11) is the same as the transport direction (T) of the face of the first cooling belt; and a film roller arrangement (15) for disposing a plurality of strip-shaped carrier film webs onto the first cooling belt (11), wherein each strip-shaped carrier film web has a pair of parallel edges and the strip-shaped carrier film webs are disposed adjacent to each other without gaps and partially overlap each other at their respective parallel edges to form a carrier film arrangement and a kit of parts for assembling the system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Applicant: Hochland SE
    Inventors: Andreas Biggel, Maria Jacob, Wolfgang Tipolt, Franz Stadelmann, Markus Fuhge
  • Patent number: 10085412
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for processing a pourable food substance (1), in particular hot melted cheese, which is introduced, by means of a feed neck (2), into a gap (3) between two vertical shaping rolls that are covered by cooling strips (11, 12) made especially of metal, the food substance (1) is shaped into a product strip (10) having a defined thickness, a carrier film arrangement (21) being placed between the first cooling strip (11) and the product strip (10). In order to be cooled, the product strip (10) is conveyed in the direction of travel (T) along with the carrier film arrangement (21) and is fed to a longitudinal cutting device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Hochland SE
    Inventors: Andreas Biggel, Maria Jacob, Wolfgang Tipolt, Franz Stadelmann, Markus Fuhge
  • Publication number: 20180242622
    Abstract: A method for producing a cream cheese-like, in particular vegan food product, in particular having a solidity in a value range between 0.2 N and 7.0 N measured at 10° C., and a corresponding food product, wherein the in particular cream cheese-like food product has a particle size distribution in a non-macerated state, with a particle size distribution, measured in distilled water, with an average particle diameter x50,3<100 ?m, preferably between 10 and 40 ?m, and with at least one peak, in particular a global maximum, at a particle diameter x3>10 ?m, and in that, in a partially macerated state obtained by mixing one part by weight of the food product with 9 parts by weight of an SDS-EDTA solution (0.25% SDS, 0.25% EDTA), the food product has a particle size distribution with at least one additional peak at a particle diameter x3<10 ?m in relation to the non-macerated state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2016
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Applicant: HOCHLAND SE
    Inventors: Dirk Herrmann, Matthias Rother, Marie-Luise Mahler
  • Publication number: 20180103606
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for producing processed cheese portions, comprising a plurality of modules that are arranged successively in the direction of production, in which the processed cheese is formed into a band, cooled, and divided into portions, wherein the modules define a production space through which the processed cheese travels during the production of the processed cheese portions. The production space is enclosed by a spray-proof casing, wherein the casing comprises a frame structure and a plurality of sheet metal elements which are detachably connected to the frame structure, and wherein a sealing hose is arranged between a sheet metal element and the area of the frame structure opposite thereto, and encircles the sheet metal element or the area of the frame structure opposite thereto.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Applicant: Hochland SE
    Inventors: Andreas Biggel, Sebastian Schmidt, Richard Bechteler, Josef Burger, Thomas Handerer
  • Publication number: 20180009555
    Abstract: A method for separating portions of a food mass (3) from a film tube (1), which is continuously advanced along a tube-conveying path (9) at belt-running speed and is filled with the food mass, in particular with processed cheese (3), wherein the film tube filled with the food mass (2) is initially formed into a band of defined thickness by means of a pair of calibrating rollers, and wherein, in order to form separate food portions (3), the food mass is then displaced, by means of a pair of displacement rollers acting upon one another, out of displacement regions (2) extending transversely across the film tube, wherein the displacement rollers are driven by means of a drive, which is controllable in terms of the running thereof, in a manner decoupled from the belt-running speed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Publication date: January 11, 2018
    Applicant: Hochland SE
    Inventors: Roland Zeuschner, Andreas Erd
  • Publication number: 20170355092
    Abstract: A device 1 for the longitudinal cutting of a wide food band 4 of a soft food mass, in particular a cheese mass, which is moved in a conveyance direction F on a conveyor belt 3, into a number of narrow strips, wherein a cutting cylinder rotating in the conveyance direction is provided, on which cutting cylinder a number of cutting disks 2 corresponding to the number of strips to be produced is mounted for the longitudinal cutting, wherein the cutting disks 2 are disposed coaxially to the rotational axis A and cut into the food band 4 with the edge thereof, wherein a comb 5 having a plurality of comb tines 6 is provided, which comb tines, in an operating position, engage into the intermediate spaces 7 between the cutting disks 2 during the longitudinal cutting in order to hold down the cut strips on the conveyor belt, wherein the comb 5 is held on a comb holder 8, which is held so as to be pivotable about the rotational axis A, wherein the comb holder 8 can be transferred from the operating position and a maint
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2015
    Publication date: December 14, 2017
    Applicant: Hochland SE
    Inventors: Andreas Erd, Andreas Biggel, Franz Stadelmann
  • Publication number: 20170245457
    Abstract: A method and system for homogenizing a fibrous, viscous food mass 1, in particular pasta filata, such as mozzarella, for example, wherein a feed quantity of the food mass 1 is initially fed continuously to a homogenizing device comprising a container, wherein in a subsequent step the food mass 1 exiting an outlet gap of the container is fed to a shaping and/or cooling device disposed underneath the container, wherein the shaping and/or cooling device forms a filling gap between two rollers, each of which, in particular, is equipped with a belt, and shapes the food mass 1 into a food strip, wherein the outlet gap of the container is oriented at least substantially parallel to the filling gap, wherein the opening width of the outlet gap 5 and/or the feed quantity are set such that the food mass located in the container can settle for the purpose of homogenization, wherein the fibers of the food mass entering the filling gap are aligned substantially in the processing direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2015
    Publication date: August 31, 2017
    Applicant: Hochland SE
    Inventors: Dieter Kuhn, Oskar Milz, Andreas Mueller
  • Publication number: 20170225817
    Abstract: The invention relates to a cutting device and method for cutting prefabricated transverse seal seams of a tube composed of plastic film and filled with food, particularly soft cheese, wherein each transverse seal seam of the continuously supplied film tube to be processed separates one portion of the food from the next portion. The device comprises a rotating knife holder provided with at least one knife blade 22, and wherein the knife blade 22 acts on a counter bearing 4 when cutting a transverse seal seam, wherein said knife holder has a heating element for heating the knife blade 22 in a targeted fashion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Publication date: August 10, 2017
    Applicant: Hochland SE
    Inventor: Roland Zeuschner
  • Publication number: 20170202172
    Abstract: A device for forming and cooling an initially hot and therefore flowable melted cheese having (a) a first metallic cooling belt capable of moving in a downstream direction; (b) a counter-pressure roller proximal to the first metallic cooling belt; and (c) a rotatable shaping roller disposed proximal to the first metallic cooling belt downstream of the supply nozzle and upstream from the counter-pressure roller, wherein the rotatable shaping roller has a number of molding cavities formed in the surface, which are separated from one another by separating webs, wherein the separating webs are formed by the remaining surface of the rotatable shaping roller, wherein the rotatable shaping roller is capable of applying a pressure by way of the separating webs onto the cooling belt that results in displacement of the still-hot melted cheese from a region of the separating webs lying thereon, so that shaped bodies of melted cheese released from the molding cavities remain on the first metallic cooling belt for cooling
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Publication date: July 20, 2017
    Applicant: HOCHLAND SE
    Inventors: Roland ZEUSCHNER, Walter HARTMANN, Franz STADELMANN
  • Publication number: 20170057111
    Abstract: Method and device for guiding a tool (2) in a recurring application of a product (3) moved along an X-axis, wherein the tool (2) is mounted on the Z-carriage (12) of a cross guide and is moved therewith along the Z-axis standing perpendicular on the X-axis, wherein the Z-carriage (12) is mounted on the X-carriage (10) of the cross guide, the guide of which is mounted along the X-axis in a base plane (13), wherein the X-carriage (10) is driven with an X-drive, wherein the Z-carriage (12) is driven by a Z-drive, which is held stationary in the base plane (13) and has a traction means (17) driven by a first servo motor (8) provided for the drive of the Z-carriage, which is driven from the base plane (13) on the movable Z-carriage (12), wherein a movement of the Z-carriage (12) that is brought about by the movement of the X-carriage (10) and a motive force caused thereby on the traction means (17), is compensated when actuating the first servo motor (8) provided for the drive of the Z-carriage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2015
    Publication date: March 2, 2017
    Applicant: HOCHLAND SE
    Inventors: Tobias SCHELLHEIMER, Hans-Peter SCHWAERZLER
  • Patent number: 9510620
    Abstract: A method for forming and cooling an initially hot and therefore flowable melted cheese (1), which is applied via a supply nozzle onto a moving metallic cooling belt (3?), wherein individual shaped bodies (6) are formed out of the melted cheese (1) in that a shaping roller (5), which comprises molding cavities (7) located in the surface, impinges upon the cooling belt (3?), wherein a pressure of the shaping roller (5) against the cooling belt (3?) is provided during forming that induces full displacement of the still-hot melted cheese (1) from the region of the separating webs (8) delimiting the individual molding cavities (7) and bearing against the cooling belt (3?), wherein the formed bodies (6) are released from the molding cavities (7) and are cooled by remaining on the moving cooling belt (3?).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: Hochland SE
    Inventors: Roland Zeuschner, Walter Hartmann, Franz Stadelmann
  • Patent number: 9487316
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for separating and stacking slices of food, in particular slices of cheese (2). In said method, a plurality of slices of food (2) is continuously conveyed by a feeding belt conveyor (3) such that the slices of food adjoin each other in rows. A rotating transfer roll (5) picks up the slices of food (2) from the feeding belt conveyor (3) and places same on top of each other in a stacking zone (4), the transfer roll (5) jointly accommodating a row of slices of food by means of a corresponding plurality of holding units (6). During rotation of the transfer roll, the individual slices of food (2) are separated from each other as a result of a relative movement of the holding units in the axial direction, and the separated individual slices (2) detach from the holding units (6) and are stacked on top of each other in the stacking zone (4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: HOCHLAND SE
    Inventors: Andreas Biggel, Tobias Schellheimer