New automatic grinder processes frozen meat blocks with ease
K+G Wetter has developed a machine that can process both fresh meat and frozen meat blocks quickly and efficiently. Designed for industrial companies with special requirements, the robust Automatic Grinder AW K 280 can provide maximum performance during continuous operation, and delivers high output with excellent quality at the same time.
The modern industrial grinder uses K+G Wetter’s two-worm principle. Due to a feeder worm made of special cast iron with a peeler edge, the automatic grinder is particularly efficient and strong. This allows it to cut frozen blocks instead of breaking them. With a hopper capacity of 635 litres, it can process up to 22 tonnes of fresh meat per hour at low noise levels. The capacity for standard blocks (60 x 40 x 25 cm) is 3.5 to 8 tonnes per hour, depending on the size of the end-hole plate and product, and up to 16 t/h for frozen meat that has already been pre-cuted. The result is a clean, clear cut without smearing.
The new machine is easy to clean than its previous model, guaranteeing optimum safety in terms of hygiene. The machine is equipped with an optimised feeder worm counter bearing, which is now attached to the machine body with hinges, meaning it can be opened without tools. For cleaning, the feeder worm just needs to be pulled forward a few centimetres. An internally installed cleaning nozzle automatically cleans the worm intake. In addition, a flushing connector allows cleaning inside the machine behind the drive mounts of the meat and feeder worm should products push their way through a seal.
A pneumatic sorting device is optionally available for the automatic grinder. The K+G solution enables a simpler and faster control of rejected material by discharging the hard parts laterally during the mincing process. In addition, the pneumatic device can be installed and removed without tools and can be cleaned particularly easily and carefully.