Reducing the spread of pathogens from blades or hands to food is a goal of the blade-free waterjet series of Portioners
from FMC's DSI unit.
A new Cross Cutter has been developed using the same robotics and water jet technology of the Portioner
. Designed for cutting large sheets, it is particularly useful in readying pasta into continuous ribbons of predetermined length and shape.
"In other words, the accuracy of the DSI Portioner
gives us more yield and makes us more competitive," says Skaarfish's Ingmar Sumstad.
SmartSlice XT is the first in-line continuous portioner
designed for processors who need to produce high volumes of fresh or chilled boneless portions to thickness.
Additional Marlen machines now available in the UK and Ireland through Wrapid include: the T-150 and T-300, which include variable speeds of up to 15 cycles per minute and a patented gas backfill system designed to minimize gas usage and produce low oxygen residual levels; a Stacker Denester Loader, a multiple tray capacity stacker; a Variable Meat Portioner
, packaging infinitely variable cut lengths of meat, pneumatically controlled for precision performance.
The resultant new preparation line from mincer and portioner
through to packaging machine and materials is supplied by Convenience Food Systems (CFS) of Bakel, The Netherlands, tel:+31 49 234 9349, fax:+31 49 234 3969.
In the manufacturing area they have a Laska bowl chopper with Handtmann vacuum portioner
system that was producing reformed hams the day we were there.
In passing, we were shown the new sausage production facility which uses a Vemag portioner
and linker to produce the 4oz sausages.