Very few production processes lend themselves to the standard “off the shelf” equipment and often the customer will compromise on their choice of the conveyor system. Often the decision to opt for an “off the shelf” conveyor is made simply because the belief is that they can be delivered within days and will be cheaper than a bespoke or uniquely designed system.
Ultrasonic technology is widely used to slice or cut food products which have a sticky, crumbly, delicate or soft structure. Ultrasonic (or sonic slicing) provides a quality of cut that cannot be achieved using traditional slicing methods on these types of products. The gentle Ultrasonic slicing action reduces product deformation and maintains product integrity, thus reducing yield loss and improving presentation.
Robotics are more widely used as a more cost-effective solution to replace repetitive manual labour. Providing consistent, accurate placement of products with pick rates up to 200 per minute, robotic systems are fast becoming the food industry answer to rising overheads. Available in wash down specification and particularly suited for high handling throughput rates and smaller products – Up to 3kg.
Hard, blended, soft and sticky Cheeses can be portioned with high accuracy and quality, without deformation of the product ensuring that the quality and appearance of the presented surfaces exceed expectations while reducing yield loss.
Elliptical Design has experience of many Bakery applications ranging from the slicing of loaf cake to the portioning of Quiche & Gateaux. Many sandwich producers also understand the benefits that Ultrasonics can provide with the accurate cutting.
Production of cooked meat slices, Chicken slices, Gala Pie slices or Paté can all be significantly enhanced by an Elliptical Design Ultrasonic slicer. The consistent and measured motion of the slicer ensures that crumbly pastry remains intact.
Our Automated Handling Systems provide a repeatable, efficient and cost-effective alternative to the increasing cost of manual labour. With the delicate nature of the confectionery industry, there are benefits from using an Elliptical Design system.