Product News: Packaging Products & Equipment

Snack Stick Vacuum Filler provides small caliber portioning.

Press Release Summary:

December 26, 2012 - Designed specifically for small portion cooked snack sticks, Handtmann VF 624 features small cells and 16 vanes dynamically controlled by servo systems to deliver adjustable small caliber portioning, even at high pressures with products containing up to 15% air. Small portion pump geometry minimizes single plate pressure while enabling high cell pressure and eliminating bending in all pressures. With optimized vane travel in rotor, system manages pulsing and leakage.

Original Press Release

Handtmann Introduces Specialized Snack Stick Stuffer

Press release date: December 18, 2012

LAKE FOREST, Ill. and WATERLOO, Ontario, -- The Handtmann VF 600 series, known for its legendary reliability, breaks new ground once again with the niche 16-vane Handtmann VF 624 designed specifically for small portion, small caliber cooked snack sticks. 

The innovative VF 624 features smaller cells and longer lasting vanes dynamically controlled by Handtmann servo systems to deliver highly accurate and adjustable small caliber portioning, even at high pressures with products containing up to 15% air.   Handtmann has optimized its small portion pump geometry to reduce side plate pressure in the VF 624 while enabling higher cell pressures and eliminating bending at all pressures.   The new Handtmann VF 624 design also improves vane travel in the rotor to manage pulsing and leakage while requiring less torque and increasing vane life.  New materials in the meat pump now deliver Handtmann's highly accurate portioning for longer intervals between adjustments. 

"We have been listening carefully to customers talk about current and emerging portioning needs as well as long term product directions and business trends," says Patrick McGady, Handtmann, Inc. Sales Manager.  "Our Handtmann research, design and engineering teams have responded with the innovation of the VF 624 and what is a completely new level of small-portion control," adds Graham Dalziel, Handtmann Canada, Ltd. Sales Manager.

For more information about the VF 624 and other Handtmann products, technologies and services, or to schedule a VF 624 demonstration for your team at the Handtmann Technology Center, please contact your Handtmann Territory Manager or your Handtmann office in the United States at 847.808.1100 or in Canada at 519.725.3666.

Company Overview
Handtmann specializes in filling, portioning, and linking equipment for meat processors, providing practical value with efficient technology and services for sausage filling lines and meat processing businesses.  Handtmann Inc. and Handtmann Canada Ltd. are the North American wholly owned subsidiaries of Albert Handtmann Maschinenfabrik GmbH, a leading global technology solutions provider to the meat processing industries.  The Handtmann group is a family owned business established in 1873 and headquartered in Biberach, Germany.

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