CUTTING SOLUTIONS FOR DAIRY PRODUCTS
Cheese characteristics vary widely in terms of fat, moisture content, hardness, and more. Urschel’s Affinity dicing range offers dairy processors high performance dicing precision for slices, dices, crumbles, granulations and strips.
Following the success of the Urschel’s largest cheese dicer in the range, the Affinity Integra-D Dicer produces precision small to mid-range cut sizes and is a scaled down version of the larger Affinity dicer.
“The Integra-D’s turnkey approach fits easily into production lines and is designed to replace in-line RA series machines. It offers processors a beneficial upgrade with the ultimate in sanitation, a larger infeed, larger impeller case, newer design, and potentially 20 to even 50 percent higher capacities,” says Scott Burrows, sales and operations manager, Heat and Control New Zealand.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
This high-performance dicer offers simple operation at the push of a button, and easy to follow steps for maintenance and changeovers. The three-dimensional dicer accepts product up to 120 mm and product is delivered to a feed hopper and enters a rotating impeller. Centrifugal force holds the product against the inside of the case. Impeller paddles carry the product past the slicing knife and an adjustable slice gate at the top of the case determines the slice thickness.
Slices pass between the rotating feed drum and feed spindle and then enter the circular knives where they are cut into strips. The strips pass directly into the crosscut knives where the final cut is made to create a precision dice. The stripper plate removes product from the spaces between the circular knives and acts as a shear edge for the crosscut knives. Strip cuts can be produced by removing the crosscut knife spindle.
With similar characteristics as the larger Affinity, this model effectively processes all types of cold-temperature cheeses including high-fat or imitation varieties. The machine features continuous operation for uninterrupted production.
“As the global leader in food cutting technology, Urschel is the number one best-selling provider of industrial food cutting equipment in the world. Urschel is sold exclusively by Heat and Control in New Zealand and Australia.”
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