Multivac is showcasing new slicing and packing solutions at IFFA 2019
In May, at IFFA 2019 Frankfurt, Multivac will present a wide range of complete solutions for the slicing and packing of meat and sausage. The company's systematic expansion in the direction of processing allows offering its clients high-performance equipment, both as individual components and integrated solutions.
As regards the areas upstream of the packaging machine, the product range extends from slicers and portioners through to transport conveyors of all types and right up to handling modules for converging or orientating the products and loading them into the packs.
Three packaging lines will be exhibited in Frankfurt, and a slicer or portion-er will be integrated into each of them. In addition to the efficient linking of the slicing or portioning system with the downstream packaging machine, particular attention must always be paid to ensuring, that the sliced or portioned products are transferred gently and accurately into the pack cavities.
Between the novelties to be exposed is the MULTIVAC Horizontal Loader or various handling solutions, which ensure that the sliced or portioned products are loaded gently and hygienically into the pack cavities - and all this with the minimum of footprint.
In addition to this, various solutions are integrated into the lines for pack labelling, inspection, converging and box packing. All the system components, which are matched perfectly to each other, can be controlled via one single control terminal on the packaging machine. The result is a precise, reproducible and transparent control process, which can be operated with the minimum of effort.
Also, a thermoforming packaging line for sliced products will be shown at the trade fair, and this consists of an R 245 thermoforming packaging machine and a high-output S 1600 slicer. The S 1600 is equipped with fully automatic central loading and, thanks to its innovative slicing technology, enables a very high slicing speed of up to 1,600 highly accurate slices per minute to be achieved. The portioning system on the machine can perform virtually any portioning task - from precise placement of sausage, ham or cheese slices in shingled, straight or offset stacked portions, through to the shingling of wafer-thin cut product, and right up to the folding of individual slices.
Besides those, Multivac will exhibit the R 245 thermoforming packaging machine completed with a GMS 1600 twin cut portioning machine and an automated traysealer line for packing sliced fresh meat, which includes the highly flexible GMS 520 single-cut portioning machine.