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The new hand knife sharpening machine EVO 5 – premium sharpness and maximum user-friendliness

The new hand knife sharpening machine EVO 5 – premium sharpness and maximum user-friendliness

The EVO 5 is a new development with the main focus on hand knives. It produces precise and super sharp grindings. The machine is extremely easy to operate. The knife guides ensure that the hand knives are always ground with the correct cutting edge angle. Integrated magnets support the guiding of the knife and make the sharpening process highly simple.

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Pintro Launches World’s First Fully Automatic Skewering Machine

Pintro Launches World’s First Fully Automatic Skewering Machine

Machine Builder SMO Introduces Brand-New Innovative PINTRO Pick & Skewer

Belgian machine builder SMO is currently putting the finishing touches on the world’s very first fully automatic skewering machine. The machine will be launched under the established PINTRO brand name and will be named Pick & Skewer. This machine will enable a single logistics worker to produce up to four thousand skewers, made up out of thirteen pieces of meat or vegetables, in just one hour.

Innovative machine made exclusively in Belgium

After many years of international experience abroad in the world of manual and semi-automatic machines for skewering meat and vegetables, PINTRO decided that the time was ripe to produce a machine that could do this fully automatically. Three years of R&D will soon result in the commissioning of the first Pick & Skewer at a leading European player.

The machine was developed, manufactured, and programmed completely in-house. A high yield, outstanding hygiene, ease of use, and a high-quality result are paramount in this fantastic example of Belgian craftsmanship.

Up to 95% savings on labour costs

You need only one logistics worker to supply one or more machines with meat, vegetables, and skewers. Once supplied, the machine can run autonomously for one hour. This means that a single operator can supply and keep three to four machines running at the same time.

‘This comes down to around 4,000 skewers per hour, which translates into up to 95% savings on labour costs’, explains Pieter Weyens, Head of the PINTRO Division.

The Pick & Skewer is a technical tour de force in which ease of operation is paramount. The vision system, in combination with a sophisticated grabber, ensures that every ingredient is placed onto the skewer in the right direction at every moment. The machine even considers the convex or concave side of various types of vegetables. A smart control system also allows for fast and easy alternating between recipes. The progress of the skewering operation, including any messages, is displayed on the operating panel of the machine and on the computer. The machine’s constant output allows for easy and efficient production planning.

This system also guarantees that any contact between human hands and the ingredients is kept to an absolute minimum. The self-cleaning function ensures that the machine is kept clean automatically and that the most important parts are disinfected. The result? An artisanal product and consistent quality.

Frontmatec appoints new CEO

Frontmatec appoints new CEO

Frontmatec is a market leader worldwide in red meat processing systems with superior technology, good technical solutions, focus on customers and dedicated employees. Frontmatec has grown significantly the last years, both organically and through the acquisition of more than 9 companies. Annual sales today is in excess of EUR 240 million with more than 1200 employees.

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Italian packaging equipment sales grow 9 times faster than Italian GDP

Italian packaging equipment sales grow 9 times faster than Italian GDP

Revenue from packaging equipment manufacturers shows an additional increase of 9.4%, to 7.85 billion euros. Sustained growth in both Italy and international markets confirms the leading position of Italian industry in the world.
Production of packaging equipment in Italy has confirmed its position as Italy’s most dynamic manufacturing sector.

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New building expansion of REICH Thermoprozesstechnik

New building expansion of REICH Thermoprozesstechnik

In 2017, we reported on the completed expansion of REICH Thermoprozesstechnik GmbH headquarters in Schechingen. After two years of intensive growth, we are now ready to take our next strategic steps, and are planning another building expansion. The company has already purchased over 10,000 m2 adjacent to the current operating grounds in 2018.

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Universal Wet-Sharpening Machine USK 160 S now with Hand Knife Grinding Attachment HV 150

Universal Wet-Sharpening Machine USK 160 S now with Hand Knife Grinding Attachment HV 150

Established since many years, the Wet-Sharpening Machine is now available in a new version especially for sharpening hand knives.

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IFFA 2019 – Tradition meets innovation

IFFA 2019 – Tradition meets innovation

IFFA 2019 turned out to be very successful. From the 4th to the 9th of May 2019 the no. 1 for the meat industry attracted about 67000 visitors from 149 countries. IFFA is the leading exhibition for meat processing companies, where tradition comes upon innovation and progress.

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Welcome To The World Of Fish Processing

Welcome To The World Of Fish Processing

Fish is an expensive and precious commodity. It is varied and challenging in its thermal treatment possibilities. Intelligent and expert drying and smoking is therefore a basic requirement for successful, flavoursome and visually attractive products. Ever more fish processing companies are therefore relying on one of our concepts in the production of smoked fish:

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Finest quality, More Convenience: Pulled Pork produced on a holac machine.

Finest quality, More Convenience: Pulled Pork produced on a holac machine.

Hinderer’s pulled pork has been a hit at the traditional Christmas Forest for years now. The pork previously had to be pulled laboriously by hand with the help of large forks – until the specially designed holac processor noticeably simplified this step. An enormous relief for the staff involved, as the four weekends bring queues of visitors all trying to get to this sought-after delicacy.

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