Lake Forest, Ill. & Waterloo, Ont. – The Handtmann SV Cutting Systems from Handtmann Inc. and Handtmann Canada Ltd. are ideal for processors of premium Ready-to-Eat (RTE) pulled pork or chicken, chunky stews and meals requiring large pieces or clean-cut whole muscle ingredients accurately portioned into trays or bags.
The high-performance solution offers options that can eliminate underweights and reliably manage overweights with one per cent precision.
The new Handtmann SV cutting valve series operates in 1-2-3-4 and 2×2 lane configurations with height and spacing controls that work with almost all RTE tray shapes, container sizes and packaging systems.
The SV system, powered by a Handtmann VF or HVF filler that controls portioning, also eliminates the traditional need for a flow divider immediately ahead of the cutting valve.
The SV’s sequential use of three pistons in closed positions enables the filling of an open fourth lane that’s individually portioned directly from the Handtmann filler. This helps to maintain accuracy and increases available production speeds.
The SV 424 also eliminates pre-batching, reduces conversion times, and features 60-mm cutting and outlet diameters that make it an idea alternative when processing chunks up to 500 grams and portioning in sizes from 500 grams.
According to Graham Dalziel, Handtmann Canada’s Sales manager, “Customers are managing their weights in the tightest parameters ever, and its value is especially noticeable with warehouse tubs and larger foodservice packages. For instance, in one example that is pretty standard for the system, a customer’s 4.1 lb target weight is delivered with no overweights or underweights and 94 per cent between 4 and 4.19 lbs. For them, this means much better line performance and a significant bottom line benefit.”