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
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
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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
Reduce Operator Error
Operate the SDI Vat in 4 Modes
Maintain a constant heating set point. Monitor output in real time
Maintain a constant cooling set point. Monitor on/off functions in real time
Set up 5 unique recipes with start/end times and ramp time from start to finish
Automate the process to assure proper procedure
NEW REMOTE CAPABILITY OPTION
Operate and monitor the entire system from an iphone or android device