By Food in Canada magazine staffFacilities Maintenance
Handtmann’s new fully automated revolving 3-nozzle PVLH 246 and PVLS 143 AL systems offer more efficiency and intelligent handling in sausage production
Lake Forest, Ill./Waterloo, Ont. – Handtmann Inc. and Handtmann Canada Ltd. say the new fully automated revolving 3-nozzle PVLH 246 and PVLS 143 AL systems offer more efficiency to fresh, cooked or dry sausage production in natural, artificial and collagen casings.
The companies also say the systems can more intelligently fill and handle linked or separated sausages and portion them to one gram accuracy.
The systems offer approximately 1.7 second automatic casing changes with gentler portioning, less rework and an efficient linking and hanging performance.
The companies add that many of the minor hygienic and ergonomic issues that are problematic with other multi-horn systems have been resolved, making a big difference in total performance.
For instance, the new AL casing loading mechanics operate with fewer moving parts for less wear, easier cleaning and improved hygiene.
The new Handtmann AL systems now automatically wipe sausage meat from each nozzle so it cannot fall on the slug in the filling position.
They spool slugs immediately before the change to reduce troublesome humidity absorption and each nozzle is positioned at the loading stage for “no leaning” operator access.
Operator flexibility also helps optimize change times. Nozzles can be returned to the filling position and restart occurs with a simple hand movement that eliminates any swivelling procedure.
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