The subject of how to increase efficiency is now being addressed more than ever before in food production and especially in the meat and sausage product industry. Thanks to the kind of intelligent automated systems provided by ITEC, unit costs in the production of sausages are being cut. This is also the case with the new ‘SB Weight & Cut’, an automatic cutting system that also weighs the goods.
With the ‘SB Weight & Cut’, the overfill rate – which has hitherto been necessary in the production of sausages – can be cut by more than two thirds. The cutting system is linked to load cells and determines the centre of volume of the product to be cut.
Due to this combined functionality, any potential variations in the calibre of the products and the associated tolerances are included in the step and taken into consideration when making the cut.
Sausages with a calibre of 35 mm or more can be cut extremely efficiently using the ‘SB Weight & Cut’ while adhering to current packaging regulations. The system has been designed in a way that allows it to replace the preceding SB Cut model without the need for room modifications.
Due to the economic benefits that the ‘SBWeight & Cut’ brings with its rational cutting system, the ROI (return on investment) is merely a question of production volume. With a single-shift operation, amortisation is possible within 12 months.