Rob Unwin, director of Interfood's slicing division, says: "We might now be slicing two primals simultaneously but with the evolution of multi-track scanning and independent controls and ever-improving blade technology, we can offer capacity without compromise, increasing throughput, holding yield recovery and ensuring slice and pack quality is not affected."
Weber's in-house, pick-and-place technology is most suited to bacon. Portions are spotted before loading so, regardless of whether they have twisted or moved in transport, the picker picks each one in its position and delivers and loads it to the fixed position of the packaging machine. The picker can also rotate the portion by 90° so that a packaging machine with a different pack orientation to the slicer's can still be loaded.
"In slicing two bacon primals simultaneously, we deliver everything we did when slicing just one," says Unwin.