Technology to slice the softest, stickiest product

New technology to make damage to delicate products a thing of the past

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Ultrasonic technology uses the high frequency oscillation of the Sonotrode (cutting blade) to pass through product quickly and cleanly. This process can portion soft, sticky and delicate products that are prone to damage by traditional cutting systems. The high-frequency blade flank surface and tip oscillations, combined with reduced reactive cutting forces, mean products can be cut and portioned cleanly without smearing or crushing.

Quasar Automation says it has pioneered innovative ultrasonic cutting solutions that combine the benefits of the ultrasonic process with a six-axis robot for a system that is highly flexible, fast, efficient and reliable. For example, the Quasar system at Park Cakes uses two six-axis robots, together with ultrasonics, to cut and portion not just the cake, but the base paper on which the cake sits.

Quasar Automation's Bob Hinchcliffe says: "The supplier of the ultrasonic equipment for this system told us it was impossible to cut the paper. But we found a solution that has proved unique."

Contact: Quasar Automation

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