New cheese shredder kits said to boost work rates
Wednesday 25 August 2010Significantly improved work rates are claimed to result from retrofitting new parts kits to the Cheese Shredders produced by US food processing machine manufacturer, Urschel.
The parts kits designed for the company’s Model CC-D Cheese Shredders feature wider diameter discharge shoots which increases the size of the enclosure surrounding the cutting zone.
“With the introduction of the new 10Hp machines, the capacities have increased so much that in some cases the shredded cheese would build up in the discharge,” an Urschel spokesperson told FoodProductionDaily.com. “With the wider discharge and longer horizontal housing, the shredded products can always freely flow out of the machine. The benefits are an uninterrupted production at very high capacities.”
The new parts kits feature a choice of either 66cms (26 inches) or 81cms (32 inches) diameter discharge chute. The enlarged chutes require a new extended gearbox and a choice of a funnel feed hopper with or without crank style opening. The latter is said to be an operator-friendly way to open the cutting enclosure for cleaning and changing shredding heads
In addition to improving throughput, the larger enclosure promotes a smoother product flow with a larger discharge area which lessens downtime by reducing build-up problems, said the spokesperson.
Although the company said the kit will be most effective for shredding cheese, it can also be use to shred meat, bakery products and vegetables such as carrots and celeriac.