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ALCO-FOOD-MACHINES GmbH & Co. KG

Standardisation Line: grinding – blending – mixing

Our extremely flexible high-performance standardisation lines are suited for the grinding and standardising of sausage meat and other homogeneous product masses for a wide variety of end products such as minced meat for the fresh food section, sausage products, chicken nuggets, hamburger patties or other formed products as well as diverse vegetable and delicatessen products.

For example, meat products are pre-ground by combi-grinders that grind both frozen blocks with temperatures as low as -22°C and fresh material with a high hourly output and optimum cutting quality. After that, the pre-ground products are automatically conveyed to the alco paddle mixer by means of conveying equipment such as screw conveyors, belt conveyors or vertical conveyors. The selection of the specific conveying equipment is adapted individually to the product requirements and spatial conditions. In this often-underestimated production step, optimal selection and detail-optimised design are very important.

Optionally, the conveyor line to the mixer can also be used to analyse the product composition in the online process, and an analysis of the percentage of fat, protein, water and meat protein free of connective tissue protein can be carried out. The analysis values are used to optimise the mixing batch before completion in terms of product quality and cost efficiency.

Batch sizes from 300 kg to 8,000 kg are possible using different mixer sizes. It is also possible to automatically add spices and liquid additives to the mixer.

The primary products are mixed to form a homogenous mass using the AMP twin-shaft paddle mixer. The design of the alco paddle mixer shafts has proved to be outstanding in terms of mixing quality, consistency and product protection, especially compared to other commercially available mixing systems.

Depending on the application, the target temperature can be set by injecting cryogenic liquid gas using the alco Bottom Injection. Another optional production step is the mixing of the products under vacuum to produce a bubble-free end product of improved quality.

After the mixing process, the homogenous product mass is discharged on conveying equipment such as pumps, conveyor belts, augers or in buffer / customer-specific containers. It is then transferred and further processed in forming machines, filling machines, or an emulsifier, or passes through a second grinding stage.

The systems are suitable for semi-automatic or fully automatic operation (production processes are stored in flexible recipes with production data that is continuously recorded and archived upon request).

The software development, adaptation and maintenance are carried out by the manufacturer in close consultation with the customer. Naturally, at alco, flexibility and customisation are core competencies.

Alco-food-machines offers the full spectrum of standardisation technology mentioned above, including customer-specific planning, consulting, production and installation from a single source.


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