Rotating drum concept for high-capacity poultry forming
By Rick Pendrous
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The future of food processing with innovative processing and packaging machines and integrated technologies will be the focus of GEA’s stand.
Items on display will include the MaxiFormer, a rotating drum concept for meat forming; the CombiPlus, a new approach to making pasta filata cheese; the S-Tech spiral freezer; and the Hilge Hygia H, a high-pressure pump for use in dairies.
The MaxiFormer is targeted at high-capacity formed poultry, pork or meat replacement products.
Its low-pressure meat filling approach is said to produce a more consistent, higher quality formed product, with greater filling accuracy and less product waste by reduced leakage.
Furthermore, it is claimed to provide efficient use of a compressed air pulse for knock-out, without using water, which ensures cleaner and quieter forming and lowers operating costs.
Meanwhile, the S-Tec spiral freezer and chiller is said to provide good hygiene, thanks to its fully-welded food zone structure. It can handle up to 7t/h of product, on a single-shift for up to 14 days without defrosting.