Following the recent launch of four new machines at the company’s’ Oktoberfest event last year, Multivac UK was to highlight the latest technology and innovation available to the food industry. From processing and portioning to sustainable packaging solutions, visitors can discover a range of new equipment, including Multivac’s newly expanded X-line traysealing series and high-speed slicer system.
First launched to the UK market in October last year, the new future-proof traysealing packaging machine is one of the latest additions to the X-line machine generation from Multivac. The traysealer covers a wide spectrum of packaging applications and can run a variety of packaging materials including eco-friendly Halo pack which is 89% recyclable and can reduce plastic packaging by 75%.
The compact R 105 MF thermoforming packaging machine was to be on display for smaller manufacturers looking to make the entry into MAP and vacuum skin packaging. Visitors would have been able to see sustainable packs in production and then integrated into the H 130 automated handling module for loading into crates. Separately, the L 310 full-wrap conveyor belt labeller and I 410 visual inspection system will be shown for the application of attractive full wrap labelling and reliable inspection at maximum processing speed; highlighting Multivac’s offer for automation, delivering both labour and risk reduction within the industry.
Multivac was also due to showcase the new B 525 chamber belt machine which provides producers with a high-performance, user-friendly and cost-effective model for the automated vacuum packaging of food products in film pouches. The B 525 is defined by its high level of product flexibility, excellent pack quality and its small footprint.
The S800 high-speed slicing system can operate up to 800 cuts per minute and can create almost any form of portion; from precise placement of slices in shingles and straight or staggered stacks, through to the shingling of wafer-thin products, right up to the folding of individual slices. Multivac’s innovative slicers are guaranteed to improve performance and are the most competitively priced the market.
Multivac was also due to present efficient portioning systems from TVI. The GMS 520 single-cut portioner will be shown to improve pack presentation, optimise pack size, reduce labour and most importantly deliver the best yield; typically in the high 90% range for meat primals.
Multivac was to showcase its processing solutions from exclusive partners, Laska and Risco. The KUX330 high-speed bowl cutter from Laska can help to increase productivity and improve product quality whilst having the highest possible standards for hygiene and maintenance in the industry. The compact RS920 Flex Portioner is the latest innovation from Risco and was recently launched in the UK for flexible and accurate high-speed portioning of both gourmet burgers and mince with a minimum giveaway. The RS920 Flex solution helps producers to achieve improved product shape and appearance, as well as a superior organoleptic bite.