High-pressure water cuts its cake

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After introducing new frozen products that would have been difficult to cut automatically with conventional machinery, a UK cake manufacturer has invested in two waterjet cutting machines from Spanish firm, Metronics Technologies. The machines are equipped with KMT intensifier pump systems to power the pure, high-pressure water cutting process.

The Metronics WaterCut LC machine can store hundreds of programs to cut complicated shapes such as hearts or butterflies.

Pure waterjet cutting avoids the cross-contamination that is found in blade cutting systems.

Pressures of up to 620Mpa are used and the 0.1 to 0.2mm-wide water passes jet through cake at a speed two and a half times the speed of sound.

It leaves uniform sides, with no colour movement between layers. Virtually any contour may be profiled, adding more value without the expense of purchasing moulds or hiring additional staff.

The process minimises waste by enabling more cut pieces to be nested from a given cake sheet.

Contact:​ Metronics Technologies


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