PowerMax4500 sets the standard for performance among large-capacity slicing systems with its unmatched accuracy, hygienic features and low cost of ownership. Its robust advantages begin with user options for up to four independent product drives, a generous 8″ x 18.5″ throat (203mm x 470mm) and food safety features not found anywhere else.

The PowerMax4500 offers the unique advantages of Formax’s patented AccuPower® independent drive technology with a choice for one to four product drives, scales, and classifiers. This difference promises complete control over each log is as it delivered to the blade. So, even if log lengths vary, the slicing system compensates for the different lengths and every log finishes at the same time. That ensures greater control over the sliced portions and benefits the processor with consistent slice thickness, accurate portion weights, minimal giveaway and faster payback.

A robust system of automated features makes the PowerMax4500 a standout with respect to sanitation and food safety. Formax’s revolutionary laser curtain reduces the number of mechanical guards and produces a more open, hygienic environment. To speed and simplify washdowns, there is an automated cleanup mode that is initiated with the push of a button. It pivots the slicing deck into the horizontal position and permits easy access to internal components.

  • Large slicing throat for maximum throughput
  • Up to four independent product drives for a reduced giveaway and higher yields
  • Automated cleanup mode to facilitate fast and thorough washdowns
  • More open design with light curtains replacing physical guards
  • Optional remote mounted electrical control cabinet
  • High performance, proprietary blade technology
  • Lunchmeat – calibrated or irregularly shaped
  • Cheese
  • Natural shaped, whole muscle products (examples: streaky bacon, back bacon, schinken, roast beef bombs)
Presentation Options
  • Stacked
  • Shingled
  • Shaved/bunched
  • Geometric patterns
  • Overlapped pattern
  • Side shingle
  • Quartered slices
Features and Specifications
Throat Area Standard: 8" x 18.5" / 203 mm x 470
Optional: 4.75” x 21.5” / 120 mm x 546
Log Length 48" Standard backclamp / 1,220 mm
63" Optional backclamp / 1,600 mm
72” Optional backclamp / 1,828 mm
Up to 120" for optional continuous feed / 3,050 mm
Blade Speed 1,800 rpm
Blade Style Involute
Product Feed System Upper and lower infeed conveyors with support down to the blade
Number of Product Feeds 1, 2, 3, or 4 independent drives
Number of Scales and Classifiers 0, 1, 2, 3, or 4 independent dynamic scales and classifiers
Touchscreen Control 15" / 380 mm color screen
Electrical Control Cabinet Location On machine or remotely mounted
Options and Peripherals Infeed staging conveyor
3D product scanner
Automated slice quartering
Slice folding
XY conveyor for geometric patterns
Transfer conveyor
Blade honer
Automated portion handling systems:
Autoloaders, overlappers, buffering stations, inliners and twinliners
Model Specifications