IFFA: KG-Wetter designs vacuum cutter for butchers

By Oscar Rousseau

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The KG-Wetter machines are polished to ensure they make a brilliant impression at IFFA
The KG-Wetter machines are polished to ensure they make a brilliant impression at IFFA

Related tags: Meat processing, Pork, Processing equipment & plant design

German machine manufacturer KG-Wetter will present its new 120-litre vacuum cutter, made specifically for butchers and small-scale businesses, at the meat processing trade show IFFA in Frankfurt.

IFFA​ is one of the most important trade shows for the meat processing industry and, with only two months to go until the trade show starts, KG-Wetter has been keen to highlight its arsenal of new machines.

The 120-litre vacuum cutter – known as the VCM 120 – has been designed by the company to have a two-section vacuum lid, helping operators access the cutter bowl with ease and speed. This works by users only needing to open the front panel of the lid, as opposed to the whole lid like other KG-made machines. The ability to load and empty the cutter without having to remove the lid was a key aspect designers of the VCM 120 were tasked with, KG-Wetter said.

Special​” machine

And as is the case with most new meat processing machines, the company added that the VCM 120 could help reduce production time, boosting efficiency and throughput.

Another key feature of the machine is it that it can be equipped with an integrated cooking system. This add-on is incorporated into a double-walled cutting bowl and can lead to hygiene improvements, according to the company.

Primarily, the VCM 120 will be used for the mixture of sausage meat and KG-Wetter said its vacuum cutter was a great addition to “sausage production where there is a need for better processing of the meat, longer shelf-life and firmer and more compact sausages​”.

The VCM 120 is the second machine in a month KG-Wetter has unveiled in the run-up to IFFA, which takes place on 7-12 May, after CEO Volker Lauber spokes about a “special​” cutter-mixer: the E 130mm/G 160​.

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