Handtmann ground beef dividerHandtmann recently introduced the Handtmann Ground Meat Divider with the Bizerba Neptune inline checkweigher as a seamlessly integrated best-of-breed system for North American processors that delivers hygienic, hyper-accurate performance with exact product-by-product weights and transparent data tracking at up to 120 units/minute.

With reliable 1 gram accuracy, reliability and operational flexibility, the Handtmann Ground meat Divider is a super reliable continuous production solution with two (2) drives creating clear cuts and a premium product appearance with minimal temperature increase and perfect color. Even the bone collector improves product quality to help ground meat processors meet today’s production requirements … and be ready for tomorrow’s consumer demands.

The Handtmann Ground Meat Divider portions with a Handtmann VF 600 series filler, with the exact model determined by specific conditions and processing requirements. Handtmann VF 600 fillers set the standard for vacuum filling with pioneering technology in three key areas that are vital to ground meat success:

• Gentle feeding to an adjustable vane cell system

• Precise volumetric control technology

• Ergonomic design for easy loading and continuous processing.

The Handtmann VF 600 series ensures reliability and precision with a long service life, low maintenance costs and very low wear. The VF 600 models, designed for economical production, are also versatile and flexible with impressive cost optimization characteristics while allowing for expansion and capacity changes.

The excellent portioning accuracy of the vane cell feed system provides volume and pressure compensation inside the cells to keep portioning accuracy constant, even under the most demanding production conditions as it feeds the Handtmann grinder that delivers coarser pre-cutting to reduce product stress and product preparation costs.

The vane cell feed system conveys the product at constant pressure into the grinder head against the hole plate. The pressure is the same at any point on the grinder plate letting the ring knife make clean cuts at all times. Unlike screw feed systems, the Handtmann Ground Meat Divider never pushes product or creates turbulence for the product, assuring better appearance and higher quality.

Since product feed and knife rotation are controlled by independent drives, cutting profiles can be matched to individual product specifications. Control is just as intelligent for the automatic bone separator, which easily adjusts to an infinite variety of product specifications. And, Handtmann’s patented ring knife ensures a uniform distribution of lean and fat particles.

Handtmann portioning accuracy couples with the 1 gram weighing precision of the Bizerba Neptune to create a continuous portion-by-portion weight-feedback loop that delivers the industry’s most accurate ground meat packages.

Bizerba’s Neptune checkweigher is now the new industry standard for both continuous process weighing and wet-area hygiene. Bizerba has reduced the traditional number of components in the Neptune to a minimum, eliminating areas for bacterial growth and enabling very short cleaning cycles. It is designed in accordance with the hygiene criteria of the European Hygienic Engineering and Design Group (EHEDG), using neither drive nor guide rollers. It does not allow falling remnants to touch any other part of the machine or re-enter into the production stream and the conveyor belt can be removed quickly and easily. The load cell is welded and sealed so there to eliminate penetration by detergents and water and all bearings, motors and cable inlets are also type IP69k to resist even aggressive detergents and high-pressure cleaners.

Like the Handtmann VF series and grinder, all parts of the Bizerba Neptune can be hygienically cleaned in short cycles with both detergents and water running off on their own thanks to slanted surfaces.

So, Bizerba’s intelligent ergonomics, precise continuous weighing and real time data tracking fit perfectly with the strongest Handtmann VF and Grinder characteristics to create a reliable best-of-breed Ground Meat solution – and the industry’s most precise ground meat lines.