Tetra Pak, Vernon Hills, Ill., launched an ice cream extrusion line for medium-sized producers.

The new line uses an independently controlled horizontal cutter to slice the ice cream as it emerges from the extruder. This patented technology means the cutting speed stays consistently fast, irrespective of the line speed, ensuring a precise, clean cut even at low rates of production.

By programming the cutter to operate at different speeds and movements, ice cream producers can also switch between multiple products on the same line, be they sticks, sandwiches, cones, wafer cups, candy bars or cakes.

The line boasts a capacity range of 5,000-18,000 products per hour.

Tetra Pak USA