A new high speed has been launched aimed at makers of gourmet poultry burgers to a whole new level.
The Vemag FM250 Burger Forming System available in the UK from Reiser uses a gentle, low-pressure system. This forms burgers that look homemade and have a tender bite said the company.
Poultry fibres are not crushed or destroyed by the equipment – instead they retain their natural alignment and give the finished burger a good bite, texture and eating quality similar to a hand-made product.
At the heart of the system lies the Vemag Filler. This features a powerful positive displacement double-screw pump, which provides the highest levels of portioning accuracy. The double-screw transports product gently and without smearing. An easy-to- change forming nozzle allows quick product changeovers from one burger size to another.
The machine’s in-line grinder provides a final cut to the product just prior to forming, giving the burger a superior look and colour. And an optional automatic separation valve ensures that particles of bone, sinew or foreign bodies are reliably removed from the product.
A check weigher also can be added to the system to monitor individual burger weights and automatically adjust the filler – ensuring uniform weights and reduced ‘giveaway’. Processors can maximise production with an interleaver and/or stacker, as well as a high-speed shuttle conveyer to load freezer belts, oven belts and packaging machines.