Gainco, the US-based food equipment provider, has introduced new belt sizes in its expanding line of portion sizing equipment.
Designed for durability, cost-effective operation and user-friendly interface, this equipment performs in-motion sizing and distribution of food items, including fresh or quick-frozen meat and poultry products. The new 9-inch belt sizer is specifically designed for handling items such as portioned steaks, pork chops, breast meat, fish fillets and other food products.
Gainco portion sizing equipment contains a variety of features which the company claims are productivity-boosting. Programmable controls allow for batching by count, weight, or multiple product types, and minimise the incidence of overweight packing. A durable weigh deck, enhanced speed and accuracy, and the delivery of information that's easier to see and to share are other productivity-enhancing features of the new equipment.
Users can size up to 180 portions per minute, with a tolerance of +/- 1 gram for even the smallest pieces. Interchangeable in-feed systems make it easy to adapt to the size and type of product being processed. Gainco's pull-off arm design reduces the likelihood for product to be damaged during product discharge.
The incorporation of industry-leading Intralox plastic conveyor belting provides durability at the weigh deck and improves sanitation. The equipment is comprised of replaceable standard components, and can be integrated seamlessly with existing production operations. In addition to routing full boxes to a strapping machine, unpacked product can be routed to an automated packing or bagging device.
The equipment features a display monitor that allows the viewing of all drops at one time.
Since 1984, Gainco has been a leader in the development of online electronic weighing, sizing and distribution systems for the food processing industry. The company's product line includes in-motion portion sizing equipment, high-speed sorting and counting systems, batch weighing equipment, plus portion counting systems.