Inoxpa Dairy Manufacturing Miniplant

Inoxpa can supply a complete and versatile production line for dairy products, the Inoxpa Dairy Manufacturing Miniplant which is easy to transport and install.
Inoxpa’s range of production options that are available includes 500, 1,000, 3,000 and 5,000 litres per hour (pasteuriser production).
This is an ideal solution for Dairy Manufacturing as the Inoxpa Dairy Manufacturing Miniplant is a turnkey plant ready for use, including the supply of utilities.

Inoxpa can also run a technology training course tailored to the customer´s needs, whether at Inoxpas Spanish plant in Girona (an hour from Barcelona) or at the end users plant installation site.

The Inoxpa Dairy Manufacturing Miniplant is extremely versatile because it allows commencing with the manufacture of a specific product and expanding the plant with the manufacture of other dairy products by adding new modules at a later stage.

The modules that will enable you to do this are:

1. Module for liquid milk reception and reconstitution of powdered milk:

Reception skid– This module allows the liquid milk coming from farms to be collected whether in milk churns or small milk tank trucks. The milk is filtered, its volume measured (via a mass-flow meter), cooled (with a plate heat exchanger) and stored in a thermally insulated tank. It is possible not to use the plate heat exchanger and substitute the thermally insulated tank for an automatically cooled tank .

Skid for reconstituting powdered milk – This skid consists of a thermally insulated tank connected directly to a blender, which, by means of a recirculating system, mixes powdered milk with water to obtain reconstituted powdered milk stock that can be used either directly or mixed with the liquid milk from the previous module.

2. Module for heat treatment and preparation for post-processing of milk:

This module comprises a pasteuriser with an outlet to the skimmer and homogeniser. The pasteuriser can be set up according to the products to be manufactured now and in the future. The specifications of the products to be manufactured determine the inlet, outlet and pasteurisation temperatures of the milk, and the corresponding residence time in the pipeline. Even though the pasteuriser is manually operated, the product manufactured with this system conforms with all the necessary quality standards and food safety specifications since it incorporates an automatic safety valve that controls the pasteurisation temperature. As an option, this module can additionally include a centrifugal separator and a homogeniser.

3. Milk packaging module:

This is a module comprising a vertical thermally insulated tank and a packaging machine. The tank acts as a buffer and ensures no interruptions in the pasteuriser operation in case of filling machine stoppages. The filling machine can fill: bags, bottles or cartons, depending on needs. The bag option has been included in the datasheet

4. Cheese production module:

This module allows the manufacture of milk curd in a curd vat and for the whey to be subsequently removed at a separate station. The objective of this module is to allow the manufacture of the majority of cheeses on the market, from soft cheese and fresh cheese to semi-hard and hard cheese. That is why we offer a range of options for this module in order to cater for the specifications of different cheeses. These options are:

SEMI-HARD OR HARD CHEESE (such as havarti, manchego, gouda, etc.)

  • Horizontal press.
  • Press screen for the whey draining station
  • Set of perforated moulds.

SOFT CHEESE (such as burgos, camembert, etc.)

  • Moulds for soft cheese.
  • Additional whey draining screen for soft cheese.


STRETCHED CURD CHEESE (such as mozzarella, pizza cheese, etc.)

  • Melter – Stretcher – Compact moulder.
  • Production of 2.5 kg balls and bars
  • Moulds for 2.5 kg bars


  • Melter
  • Portioner for tubs

5.Yogurt production module:

There are two different modules for making yogurt: set and whipped.

Set yogurt
This comprises a fermentation tank allowing the pasteurised milk to be maintained at the fermentation temperature while the culture is added and mixed evenly throughout. The milk with the culture is then introduced into the corresponding yogurt container, where the product proceeds to the final fermentation stage.
NOTE: It is possible to use the fermentation tank as a pasteuriser

Whipped yogurt and other fermented dairy product
The module allows fermentation to be carried out within the tank, once the yogurt has achieved the desired characteristics, it is whipped, cooled and packaged.The fermentation process will last between 4 and 12 hours and for this reason, a number of fermentation tanks are needed in series. This same module can be used to produce other kinds of milk or fermented cream (kefir, smetana, kumiss, leven, etc.)

To find out more about Inoxpa Skids contact Michael Bradley: or call 086 0476178

Contact our Process Equipment Team:

Michael Bradley (External) – Mob: 086 047 6178

Internal Team

Ken Killoughy –  Tel: 021 461 7210

Ross O’Donovan – Tel: 021 461 7230

Vicki McGrath – Tel: 021 461 7207

Tel: 021 461 7200