21/02/2024 | Technology, Trade Fair

Handtmann FS 525 forming system with new co-extrusion option for filled products

The all-in-one forming system now offers producers of snack and convenience products a new option to further expand the possibilities in the production of formed products: the co-extrusion function. The forming system provides flexibility for both “free forming” and “forming and separating” of products from the food sectors of meat and sausage products, vegetarian and vegan, baked goods, dairy, confectionery, fish, pet food and many more. The added co-extrusion function now allows the production of a wide variety of filled products. The FS 525 forming and cutting system combines two different forming principles for maximum flexibility in industrial applications (hole plate forming technology for free-formed 3D products and rotary cutter for different cross-sections with a straight cut) and now also offers the option of co-extrusion. This option further extends the range of applications for the production of filled formed products with closed or open ends of calibres 20 to 50 mm. The servo-controlled valve for the inner product with valve sleeves in diameter 22/8 mm with 8 mm valve tip/8 mm valve opening, diameter 22/10 mm with 10 mm valve tip/10 mm valve opening, diameter 30/12 mm with 16 mm valve tip/12 mm valve opening, diameter 30/15 mm with 16 mm valve tip/15 mm valve opening provides a wide range of applications. Mould component sizes are available in calibre 25, 30, 35, 40, 50, 55, 60 and 70 mm. Thanks to servo technology, the positioning of the filling, be it pasty, chunky or soft, is always accurate and precise in terms of weight. Simple operation, fast set-up, assembly and disassembly allow a wide variety of products with fast product changes. A production output of up to 150 portions per minute is thus possible in a single lane. The FS 525 forming and cutting system can be perfectly incorporated into integrated processes, such as the Handtmann transfer system, or be synchronised with automation options such as a weighing system, tray feeding or depositing into thermo-forming machines.