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03 Form presses Uniform products and higher yields with the Hoegger® X-Presses The basic concept of form pressing is to form meat products formats optimize logistics in the downstream processes, such with a consistent shape. Whether for bacon or fresh meat, as slicing and thermoforming. such as shoulders and entrecote, uniform product dimensions enable efficient subsequent processing with maximum yield and reduced losses. Form pressing allows meat producers to improve the shape and presentation of their packaged end products. In addition, the use of form pressing in fully automated processes increases the efficiency and standardized Retailers are the driving force, since they require uniform products from the manufacturers, and end customers likewise expect impeccable products of a consistent size and weight in every package. This can only be achieved with form pressing. Comparison: Products before and after form pressing (left: bacon; right: pork shoulder) Hoegger® X-Presses Proprietary pressing process Since mid-2018 Hoegger, with headquarters in Switzerland, is They are modular in design and can be customized as required. 100 % integrated into Provisur Technologies. The innovative machines, which feature a well thought-out The most recent generation of Hoegger machines from Provisur uses a substantially optimized dynamic pressing process for form pressing. The machines achieve outstanding results, with hygienic design, are suitable for standalone use or integration in high-performance production lines. Numerous inspection and monitoring functions, in addition to an open and agile development platform, make them ideal for the requirements higher yields and a lower share of second-rate product, such as of Industry 4.0. bacon dice, sausage ingredients, etc. Hoegger X-Presses reduce operating costs while ensuring high availability to achieve a fast return on investment.
Hoegger® X-Press The process steps Hoegger form presses are used for many different products to the press in a fully automatic process. meat products, such as bacon, English bacon, pork Provisur offers different feeder modules, which loin, fresh beef, smoked and dried meat. Meat can be customized for the existing space and producers deliver their standardized products to the desired level of automation. After entering the European and international markets. the press, the meat is pre-positioned and gently The process steps are described here on the basis of formed. The result is that each cut of meat has precisely deﬁ ned dimensions, which in this case the Hoegger X3i in a version designed by Provisur are perfectly adapted to logistics requirements and for a manufacturer of pork belly. This inline version of the X-Presses is the most frequently used model in the series, since it can be integrated in fully automated process lines. special customer preferences. The height stamp lowers to press the product ﬂ at. Together with the length and width stamp, this produces a product with the deﬁ ned dimensions. The ﬂ exible length form set used for the pork belly in this case enables A form press integrated in the production line a dynamic pressing process, which forms the raw feeds the pork belly cuts to the form press. In materials gently but forcefully into a uniform the upstream froster, the edge has been frozen shape with outstanding results for this high- to a thickness of 8 to 10 mm, which is necessary quality product. for pressing and slicing. The froster transfers the The Hoegger X3i: Gentle form pressing for maximum yields at minimum operating costs 04
3D dynamic form pressing The precise three-dimensional interplay and the dynamic introduction of force enable controlled and gentle forming: The meat is under pressure, so that the corners are fully profiled and the meat hight rises in a controlled process until it has the defined format. This process is unrivaled by other suppliers and is only possible so precisely and efficiently thanks to the servo-controlled hydraulic drive. The flexible form set concept enables processing of widely varying raw material sizes using the same form set. Even if the original product is highly deformed and requires extensive forming, dynamic pressing ensures maximum yield and offers more freedom in the purchasing of the raw product. After pressing, the pork bellies are automatically transferred to the downstream slicer, which then conveys the sliced product portions to the connected packaging machine. The consistent format simplifies packaging and ensures a perfect presentation at the point of sale. 05 1 Dynamic form pressing for controlled and gentle forming 2 3 Comparison of the cut before and after form pressing Comparison of the slices – left: without pressing; right: with pressing
Servo-controlled hydraulics High force and power intensity, gentle product handling The core of the Hoegger X-Press is its proprietary drive component: As opposed to comparable with both high precision and high speeds, as well as extreme ﬂ uctuations in required force, which machines, which generally use a servo-electric makes it especially suitable for form pressing of system, Hoegger uses a servo-controlled hydraulic drive for the form presses of the X series. This meat. This very robust technology is optimally designed for the stringent process requirements, drive combines the advantages of hydraulic power which involve temperature differences, humidity, transmission and servo drive technology. The and mechanical and chemical variables. servo-controlled hydraulics is ideal for processes The functionality of servo-controlled hydraulics Power – Speed – Precision The servo-controlled hydraulics enables high force and power continuously and adjusted to the settings deﬁ ned in the recipe. density with minimal inertia. The power of the central hydrau- This ensures extremely precise and gentle height displacement lic unit is available for every axis of the hydraulic unit and is ap- during the pressing process, with no negative effects on the plied exactly where it is needed at a given moment. This allows structure of the product. In addition, the forces acting on the very fast positioning of the axes and afterwards – during press- products, which can have quite different shapes, can quickly ing – precise control of the forces where they are required. The result: fast and precise motion proﬁ les during product trans- and easily be adjusted to the particular cut of meat. During deceleration of the height stamp upon contact with the prod- port and maximum precision in the control of forces during uct, the combination of servo control and hydraulic drive is the pressing process. Above all, however, it provides for pre- especially advantageous: The low hydraulic inertia and the fast cise, dynamically controlled form pressing: Throughout the regulation allows optimal real-time adjustment of the impact process, the stamp position and pressing force are measured for each individual product. 06
07 Key facts The Hoegger® X-Press is optimally geared toward the requirements of Industry 4.0 – and therefore the smart, flexible production landscape of the future. Highlights Benefits Low operating costs • • High reliability • • Fast return on investment Higher yields / reduced waste Fewer components • • Virtually maintenance-free hydraulic drive • Compact design • • • Smallest footprint in different performance classes Flexible feeding of the press Precise, dynamic control of the form pressing Additional features (integration possible) • Capability of feeding from all sides • • • Connecting conveyors for upstream and downstream machines Turning stations for changing the product alignment Lifts for height differences to the slicer Industry 4.0 capable Intuitive assistant for machine setup and process optimization • • User-friendly control elements simplify input • • Complete traceability of all changes to machines and recipe settings (audit trail) • Modern control and monitoring functions for maximum process reliability • • Open, flexible development platform for fast and easy integration Intelligent user management concepts Fast support service via remote access
About Provisur® Provisur Technologies is a subsidiary of CC Industries (CCI). The company specializes in innovative industrial food processing machines as well as integrated production systems for processing a variety of foods. Several well-known brands that are among the leading suppliers on international markets Hoegger make it possible for Provisur to offer its customers a unique three-dimensional, dynamic pressing technology to press their raw materials gently, but forcefully into uniform product shapes and required dimensions. Developed for comprehensive, fast and easy hygiene, Hoegger machines are operate under the umbrella of Provisur. your integral solution for optimized process automation. The company’s portfolio includes key technologies such as form pressing of fresh meat for efficient subsequent processing and an aesthetically pleasing product presentation: Machines from Contact Hamburger Strasse 30 41540 Dormagen Germany Magdenauerstrasse 34 9230 Flawil Switzerland Phone: +49 2133 977 88 04 email@example.com Phone: +41 71 394 15 60 firstname.lastname@example.org 222 North LaSalle Street, Suite 720 Chicago, IL 60601 USA Phone: +1 708 479 3500 email@example.com 3555 Holly Lane N, Suite 10 Minneapolis, MN 55447 USA Phone: +1 763 233 6930 firstname.lastname@example.org 08