Weber used the fair in Frankfurt to announce the introduction of its new CPS-X 400 and 650 x-ray scanners, which the company claimed could allow processors to more precisely control portion weights and reduce product waste as well as alerting them to the presence of any foreign objects before slicing.
It said the equipment could instantly scan multiple products in one fast and easy operation, from four to six products simultaneously, with product density being assessed before each slice, allowing for more accurate portioning.
The system can also be combined with Weber’s Compact-Loader CCA 600/800, which it said offers processors two new levels of flexibility and performance. The CCA600 variation has a maximum film width of 640mm and a line-dividing range of up to six tracks, while the larger CCA800 offers film widths of 830mm and eight products.
A Weber spokesman said: “Both the CCA Compact Loader 600 and 800 can be equipped to load a wide range of package formats, handling either four or six portions, for example, or to accomplish a line completion, which supplements incomplete lines and re-channels them.”
The machines, which offer high standards of hygiene due to their open design, are also easily disassembled for cleaning without the use of tools.