FAM Launches the Next Generation of the Sureset Cutting Head Technology
FAM, a manufacturer of industrial cutting machines for the food industry, recently launched its next generation of SureSet cutting heads. The FAM SureSet Stone Defender is the result of continuous improvements carried out by R&D on existing SureSet technology. The results are higher product quality, less waste, a lower total cost of ownership and a more operator-friendliness. FAM also added an active crash protection system: the Stone Defender.
Several years ago, FAM introduced the centrifugal slicing and shredding technology. Following years of continuous improvements, FAM is now launching the next generation of SureSet cutting heads.
In response to customer feedback, FAM has also introduced a new feature to the SureSet system: ‘stone defender’. The integrated system acts as an active crash protection system. There are a number of clear benefits:
Lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) with the highest savings (based on scrap reduction) and the best product quality.
The impact of foreign material is shifted to the blade and the clamp only. Foreign materials will no longer damage critical components of the cutting head, further reducing the TCO.
Further improved cutting head features from the first generation of SureSet cutting heads that lead to significantly increased end-product quality.
Incorporation of a quick knife changeover feature. There is no need to take the clamp off the segment.
There is no need to use slice thickness inserts.
A higher product quality is obtained by higher slicing accuracy, resulting in a better product. This means fewer tapered cuts and thus fewer burned edges. A smoother cut gives a more uniform color to the chips. This also leads to higher fryer stability, less energy consumption and less operator handling, delivering a better end-product.
Another facet is the scrap reduction, providing a higher yield which saves time, resources and money.
The third benefit is the starch reduction, which also results in savings. And finally: improved oil uptake control.
FAM has made the product more operator-friendly by introducing a lightweight cutting head. Another improvement is that no gauge is needed; the micro-adjustments can be performed in an effortless manner. There is almost no product build-up between knife/segment and knife/clamp. This makes the cutting head easy to clean and does not require cleaning between blade changes.
The high alloy stainless steel knife guarantees a blade with a life of up to 16 hours when used in a continuous line. The effective sandgates better protect the blades from foreign material.