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Denmark's favourite grinder now available in UK

30 July 2012

A new solution in meat grinding has been introduced in the UK and Ireland by Interfood Technology, offering a number of new features based on extensive market research from the Danish manufacturer - Carnitech

Carnitech is a name well known in meat grinding and mixing, with its equipment responsible for the entire retail MAP (Modified Atmosphere Packaging) minced beef production in the company’s home country of Denmark.

The new addition to the range is the Carnitech 280 mm CombiGrind. Designed for the grinding of deep frozen and fresh meat, the developments in the new grinder have focused on the areas which the meat processing market identified as most critical, namely hygiene, throughput, product quality, safety and nowadays - energy efficiency.

One of the most significant advances is the introduction of a hygiene area, featuring an ‘air gap’ between the gearbox and product, eliminating any potential for cross contamination as the meat cannot come into contact with the driving mechanism of the grinder. Mirror finish options are also available for all meat contact areas to further improve hygiene.

The capacity of the grinder is dependent on the type of meat being used but it features an impressive hopper volume of 450 litres, the option of a double knife set and Carnitech’s Bone Elimination System to ensure maximum throughput and product quality. The Bone Elimination System minimises hard particles in the end product, providing air assisted blow out of the waste without the need for any external air pipes or cabling, again enhancing hygiene as well as improving aesthetics. The system has also been designed with controllability and flexibility in mind, with yield and supplier variables readily accommodated.

The grinder can easily handle combinations of fresh (+2°C) and/or deep frozen blocks (-20°C) down to 3 mm. The machine comes with variable top and bottom worm speeds as well as soft start as standard to minimise energy consumption and the high energy bills that go with it these days

Martin Wareham, Product Manager for Interfood Systems, the Division responsible for the Carnitech range, commented – “Danish manufacturers have a real flair for combining the heavy duty build quality demanded by modern food processing production with simplicity of operation. The Carnitech range certainly represents such an approach and with this now being strengthened by a renewed focus on hygiene, safety and throughput, we have a grinder which meets the requirements of the most demanding of processing applications.”

Attention has also been paid to ease of maintenance with a “swing away” system eliminating the need for any lifting on strip down and rebuild. There are no blind spots when cleaning and all heavy components are held captive to the machine to avoid injury and potentially costly accidents.

Martin continued – “We know that actually seeing how the machine performs is the best way of evaluating it. We will therefore be taking the grinder to key food processing facilities throughout the UK over the coming months to show what it is capable of. Companies interested in being added to our demonstration schedule can contact us for further details.”

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