Provisur Technologies, Inc., Mokena, Ill., introduced Formax PowerMax4500 slicer.
Recent test data gathered under actual in-plant processing conditions reveal the efficient PowerMax4500 consistently produced a 2-3% yield improvement. In addition, its precise product control has lessened machine giveaway to under 0.5%.
This system can be configured with up to four AccuPower independent product drives to accommodate varied log lengths, shapes and sizes such as round, square, rectangle and D-shapes. It adjusts the feed rate of each based on variations in the cross section to maintain the tightest weight control for every portion. Inventive upper and lower in-feed drives stabilize a variety of products like ham, turkey, chicken and roast beef, and provide excellent control with little or no log bounce as they are delivered to the blade. A wide range of proprietary blade profiles, serration patterns and coatings optimize slicing performance.
The system boasts a smaller footprint than previous Formax slicers. It is designed to the 10 NAMI (North American Meat Institute) Sanitary Design Principles and uses light curtains to minimize the number of mechanical guards, helping reduce cleaning time.