Press-to-slice line that maximises yield

Date: 17.04.2024Source: Provisur

At the recent Anuga FoodTec in Cologne, the Provisur booth successfully showcased a complete high-speed press-to-slice line true to the company motto ‘Pushing Boundaries’. This next generation module includes: the Hoegger® X3 Press, a Press-to-Slice module and the new Formax® SX550 Slicer. Additionally, the versatile Formax® SX330 Slicer has impressed visitors with its flexibility in combination with improved yields.

The brand new Formax® SX550 is a high-capacity slicing system that works seamlessly with the press-to-slice module. The SX550 has a 550 mm wide throat to fit a maximum amount of product. It provides better portion control and is ideal for high-speed bacon production while also slicing cold cuts, cheese, cured meats, and specialties. The SX550 has two independent product drives and can slice two bacons at the same time, making it a high-yield system that maximizes throughput. Smaller products like salami the SX550 can slice multiple products at the same time.

The smaller Formax® SX330 slicer delivers high throughput with a small footprint and flexible configuration. It is extremely versatile and can slice multiple SKU’s (Stock keeping units) per day. At 330 x 160 mm, it also has the largest cutting throat in its class. This innovative slicing system, with its involute blade, ensures top performance with a cutting capacity of up to 1500 cuts/minute, which is unrivalled for this size of slicer.

Through the company’s global network and Innovation Centres, Provisur is at the cutting edge of developments in the food processing industry.

Said Gerd Stratenwerth, Sales Manager EAPMEA, Provisur: “On the one hand there is a trend for very flexible line configurations that serve many different products, and on the other hand there is a need for high-performance lines optimised for only a few products. With our press-to-slice integrated line, and our Formax slicers, we provide outstanding solutions for both of these trends.”

The versatile loading and unloading modules enable fully automatic product lines. The high level of automation has numerous advantages for food processors. It improves hygiene by keeping manual interventions to a bare minimum and has the added advantage of reducing the number of operators needed to run the line. This saves labour and thus helps overcome the acute labour shortages which the industry is currently facing. The press-to-slice line has been developed for the requirements of Industry 4.0. Fully integrated electronics on every module allow for smooth data exchange, again maximising efficiency and yield. Energy-saving modes like reduced energy consumption in idle mode as well as highly efficient servo units boost the line’s sustainability performance.

Concluded Stratenwerth: “The seamlessly coordinated modules increases yield and profitability. But better yield also leads to a significant reduction in food waste. For us at Provisur, saving food and improving yield go hand in hand.”  For more visit provisur.com

David Cox / IDM

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