Designed and built by a cheesemaker for cheesemakers, our cheese vats are the only 3A stamped product in the industry.

 

Intuitive, innovative design adaptable to large and small operations.

 

 

Why the SDI Rectangular Vat is Different

 

SDI Cheese Vats are the only vats of their type available on the market that are designed to meet the most rigid sanitary standards required to carry the 3A stamp.

 

These are the most efficient and advanced vats available to cheese makers.  The SDI vats are designed  to address the deficiencies  found in traditional round and rectangular vats.  Unlike round vats or rectangular vats with traveling agitators, which cause undesirable  laminar flow and non mixing respectively, the signature rectangular SDI Vats are designed to agitate and mix end to end in a pattern that results in thorough mixing of curds and whey.  The curds are stirred evenly and heat distribution is uniform without dead or hot spots. These are truly unique, state-of-the-art vats and represent the newest and most exciting technological advances in the industry.

Fixed plumbing, no hoses or pumps on the floor

Pneumatic drain system

Accessory drain strainer

Accessory cook function available (avoids over-cooked vats, will pasteurize while you work)

Mechanically simple and robust

 

The only 3A stamped vat available

The most gentle on milk and curds

Reported fat losses below 0.2%

Reported increase in yield of 0.3% over a round vat

Minimize floor space footprint

Quick Return on Your Investment!

SDI Triple Vat

Available In:

1000, 2000 & 3000 Pound Vat

Set Up the Triple Vat As:

BULK TANK

BATCH PASTEURIZER

CHEESE VAT

Artisan Triple Vat

 

The Only 3A Stamped Multi Use Vat

The Artisan Triple Vat offers important advances in on-farm cheese production. The high performance vat functions as a raw milk holding tank, a vat pasteurizer and a cheese vat.

 

Most Efficient batch pasteurizer heat exchanger

Requires a minimum of floor space

Saves on equipment costs

 Most efficient curd cutting using hand curd knives available

Ideal for difficult cheeses like blue

Range is almost limitless, from Chevre to Parmesan.

 

SDI offers a press-under-whey kit for continental cheeses, something not possible in a round vat which requires and additional piece of equipment that will almost double the cost.

 

No other vat on the market offers so much value to a smaller on-farm operation.

Cheese Vat Comparison

SDI Horizontal Open Vat

 

The Only 3A Stamped Horizontal Vat.

 Available in 1, 2, 3, 5, 7 & 13,000 Pound Vat

SDI Horizontal Open Vat
SDI Vat Agitators
SDI Horizontal Open Vat
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Horizontal Open Vat

 

The Only 3A Stamped Horizontal Vat

The Horizontal Open Vat is designed to agitate end to end in a pattern that assures no laminar flow, something that can't be achieved in a round vat. The agitation pattern assures even heat distribution transfer.

Ideal for  curds such as blue that require precise definition and gentle agitation

Effective for curds like Gouda, Gruyere and Parmesan which require smaller cut sizes and vigorous agitation

The issue often associated with a standard rectangular vat with traditional traveling agitator is one of needing to manually stir the corners. This deficiency has been eliminated with the SDI rectangular vat. Understanding the short comings of round vats provided the impetus to develop the rectangular vat.  Continuous agitation delivering turbulent low shear agitation is the key where the curd must be agitated.

 

 SDI offers custom options for high solids milk

such as sheep and buffalo.

 

Custom options are also available.

SDI VAT CONTROL

Automate Processing

Reduce Operator Error

 

Operate the SDI Vat in 4  Modes

 

HEAT

Maintain a constant heating set point.  Monitor output in real time

 

COOL

Maintain a constant cooling set point.  Monitor on/off functions in real time

 

COOK

 Set up 5 unique recipes with start/end times and ramp time from start to finish

 

PASTEURIZE

Automate the process to assure proper procedure

 

NEW REMOTE CAPABILITY OPTION

Operate and monitor the entire system from an iphone or android device

SDI Vat Probe
SDI Vat Probe

New!!  6" color touch screen

NEW!!! NEW!!!

Vat Drain Strainer Accessory

SDI Vat Outlet Strainer for Rectangular Vats

Eliminates the problems associated with other strainers

Flat fitting against the end and the bottom of the vat, will cover most outlet gullets/recesses

High flow allows vat to drain completely

SDI Drain Screen
SDI Drain Screen

 

 

Riser Stands 26" high

Width 10.5"

Foot Plate11 1/8" wide

8.5" extension on vat bottom

Complete Coverage of Gullet up to 8" x 8"

Foot Plate can be shaped by customer if necessary for perfect fitment.

 

 

 

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SDI CHEESE VATS

Designed and built by a cheesemaker for cheesemakers, our cheese vats are the premier product in the industry.   Intuitive, innovative design adaptable to large and small operations.

SDI Triple Vat
SDI Horizontal Open Vat
SDI Vat Probe
NEW!!!

SDI VAT CONTROL

Automate Processing

Reduce Operator Error

 

Operate the SDI Vat in 4  Modes

 

HEAT - Maintain a constant heating set point.  Monitor output in real time

 

COOL - Maintain a constant cooling set point.  Monitor on/off functions in real time

 

COOK - Set up 5 unique recipes with start/end times and ramp time from start to finish

 

PASTEURIZE - Automate the process to assure proper procedure

 

NEW REMOTE CAPABILITY OPTION - operate and monitor the entire system from an iphone or android device

Vat Drain Strainer Accessory

SDI Vat Outlet Strainer for Rectangular Vats

Eliminates the problems associated with other strainers

Flat fitting against the end and the bottom of the vat, will cover most outlet gullets/recesses

High flow allows vat to drain completely

 

SDI Drain Screen
SDI Drain Screen