Italian machinery company Alimec recently opened its factory doors to show pizza manufacturers an in-house demonstration of its new Pizza Topping and Make-Up line.

The 1,200mm line has been designed for four rows across of 250mm and 275mm pizzas and has the capacity to run at 60 rows per minute using the ’waterfall’ principle or 25 rows per minute with the targeted application of toppings.

On exit from the oven, the pizzas are elevated to a six-minute ambient spiral cooler before going through two tomato sauce applicators, a herb cream sauce metering system, two high-speed slicers and two dispensers for cheese, ham, or vegetables, with the option for targeted application border-free or waterfall application. The line also features an oregano dispenser followed by a water spraying unit prior to entry to a Frigoskandia spiral freezer.