to eight knives results in high protein
development. This improves the taste,
appearance and bite of sausages. The
exclusion of nearly all oxygen substantially
lengthens sausage shelf life
by delaying fat oxidation.
The minimal space between the
sausage mixture and lid bottom
speeds up batch times. The vacuum is
achieved very quickly; re-gassing only
requires a low volume of gas, according
to the manufacturer. Large cleaning
hatches below the cutter bowl
make it accessible and easy to clean.
The cutters also allow cooking and
mincing in one process, which significantly
reduces production time and
retains the flavors, aromas and proteins.
The Windows-based Auto Command
controller is available in different
versions that automate cutting according
to preset values. The ingredients
for every batch are precisely assembled
according to stored recipes.
Default parameters (such as the
length of the cutting procedure with
different speeds and temperature dependencies
or the time-delayed addition
of new materials) ensure that
each batch is always processed identically.
A recipe calculator automatically
adjusts individual amounts when
the total quantity of a sausage mixture
changes. Automatic control of
all machine functions standardizes
product processing for consistent
high product quality. Data recorded
on all operations allows later evaluation
and long-term proof of quality.
The service module displays important
information such as maintenance
and service intervals.
For the diverse requirements of industrial
meat producers, K+G Wetter
(Biedenkopf Breidenstein, Germany)
recommends its cutters for bowl contents
of 200, 360 and 550 l. According
to the company, its equipment
consistent quality even
when highly diverse products are
Regardless of size, all machines are
constructed according to the same
K+G Wetter develops powerful industrial cutters
with a capacity of up to 550 l (VCM 550). K+G Wetter
proven design – a completely closed,
solid cast iron frame lined with stainless
steel. The stand absorbs vibration,
runs smoothly, has good sound insulation
and high stability, and thus, a
long service life. It has no thin sheet
metal panels that can act as disturbing
The removable K+G baffle plate allows
cutting areas of variable sizes so
that the operator can adjust the machine
for the material being processed.
Appropriate blade systems optimize
the cutting results. An elevated
bowl edge prevents thin emulsions
from leaking. The machines remain
clean during the cutting process.
The cutter is operated and monitored
via a centrally positioned touch
panel. Its automated central lubrication
system minimizes maintenance.
The machine status is always visible
on the operating unit. Its continuous
bowl drive ensures high variability
and ideal emulsion intake without
backup. Shut-off functions for temperature,
bowl revolutions and running
time provide the best prerequisites
for reliable manufacturing processes.
The optional software solutions
“Cutvision” (records production
steps) and “Cutcontrol” (automatic
recipe control) are available for all
Cutmix series cutters.
K+G Wetter now has a new
vacuum cutter that it recommends
for small industrial enterprises.
The divided vacuum lid of this machine
ensures fast loading and unloading.
In addition, the vacuum
space in this series was scaled down
to save valuable production time.
When designing its MSM 769SL and
MSM 769VA Supra industrial cutters,
Mado (Dornham, Germany) relied on
a self-supporting housing concept
made completely of rust-free stainless
steel. The machine is designed with
smooth surfaces and completely accessible
functional elements that are
easy to clean.
Cutter blades can be exchanged in
almost no time. The touch controls
are clearly arranged and provide great
leeway for variants. The special geometry
of the cutting hood enables
high-quality meat products, including
boiled, raw or cooked sausage. The
vent openings in the inner chamber
are built into the bottom of the housing
and protected against foreign bodies
and dampness through labyrinths.
The machines run very smoothly and
have low noise emissions, according
to the manufacturer. The modern
concept behind the drive and electric
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