Pasta Machine

Pasta machine concept developed in collaboration with Marcato SpA and Politecnico di Milano

Marcato SpA is a company dedicated to the manufacture of a traditional object commonly used by Italian families in their kitchens: the pasta maker. But some features need to be integrate in order to make a more versatile object that ranges from domestic to medium to large scale pasta production.

One of the main goals for this project was to safely integrate two features while keeping the archetype of the pasta machine, not forgetting to take into account the development of a feasible product from the point of view of material and process selection. In this way this concept integrates a manual or electrical input while feeding the dough throughout the flattening cylinder, but this twofold feature can represent a risk if the handle is not removed when the motor is on, causing the unintentional rotation of the handle. Nevertheless, the DC motor can safely be used disrespecting of the handle status by using a free wheel mechanism.