Tipper Tie Inc., the worldwide leader in automated clipping systems, introduces the TN4200 whole muscle packaging system. The machine draws from the proven technology base of the company’s successful TN4001, adding dynamic features designed to reduce operating costs, increase productivity, and lower total cost of ownership. Processors wanting to transition from manual packaging to an automated system or those looking to replace old machines with improved technology will appreciate the enhanced product quality and consistency delivered by the TN4200.

Customers will notice the machine’s 812mm breech enabling it to handle larger and longer whole muscle products like boneless hams, loins, steaks, whole muscle deli slices and more. The servo-powered breech, another unique system enhancement, literally presses large products and changes their shape to fit the horn. Compression creates immediate processing benefits producing more uniform shapes so products cook evenly throughout and more consistent diameters that maximize slicing yields. Packaging costs can be positively affected as well. The casing horn of the TN4200 is the same length as the breech enabling the machine to run perforated shirred casings, cost-effective roll stock films or nets. Material savings will also play heavily in the machine’s payback period. The tail length on every package is cut at precisely 18.9mm. Every millimeter more adds cost to the product.

TIPPER TIE is the only company offering whole muscle packaging system with a servo-driven pushing unit. It is very fast acting, provides a degree of control and product consistency unachievable with a pneumatic system, and reduces overall maintenance costs. Other important system distinctions are three critical process phases - initial push, main travel, and final push. Each can be programmed to the requirements of the application, their speeds and motions precisely controlled, and continuously repeated for product consistency.

With a single operator the TN4200 runs at nearly double the pace of its competitors packaging 6 to 8 pieces per minute. The combination of speed, production efficiency, low operating costs, and product quality improvement place the TIPPER TIE TN4200 in position to become the standard in whole muscle packaging for years to come.

Visit www.tippertie.com for a brochure and video of the TN4200.