All production lines for short-cut pasta and long pasta are pre-arranged for the production of special pasta shapes thanks to specific cutting devices and complementary machines (Nesting machines, Lasagna machines, Bow-tie machines, etc.); common phases are raw materials feeding, dosage and mixing of the ingredients, dough vacuum preparation and extrusion.
The production of nest-shaped pasta can be obtained thanks to long pasta extruded directly from pasta die using Extruders fitted either with round or linear head (nests with flat, square, round or oval section) or by means of extruded or laminated sheet-pasta and Nesting machines equipped with calibration and cutting groups. Number, shape and size of the moulding tubes can be customized. Nesting machines featuring single or double range of moulding tubes by different outputs are available. Each machine is complete with Loom-feeder, PLC for management of parameters and speeds and is also pre-arranged for coupling with automatic Loom-stackers.
Lasagne can be obtained starting from extruded sheet-pasta or laminated pasta. The extruded sheet-pasta is produced by the Extruder thanks to the proper die whilst the laminated one is produced by a Sheeter, which received the dough either from the Extruder mixer or from a dedicated Mixer. The sheet-pasta is then laminated thanks to one or more calibration phases before being cut to measure and spread onto drying looms by a proper Lasagne machine, which can be independent or supplied coupled with a Nesting machine.
By means of dedicated machines in traditional production pasta lines, the production range can be increased with cannelloni, “paccheri” and other large size shapes, e.g. “conchiglioni (big shells) and “lumaconi” (snail-shaped pasta), "farfalle" of different sized as well as special shapes such as “sorprese” and “orecchiette”, special soup pasta shapes, such as “quadrucci” and grated pasta.