This line concept, comprising the Weber slicer weSLICE 4000, the new infeeder weLOAD 1000 as well as the new thermoforming packaging machine wePACK 4000, proves that compact design does not have to mean restrictions with regards to performance. The slicing and packaging line for sliced products convinces with maximum flexibility and is therefore perfectly suited for full-line suppliers, medium-sized food producers and the production of smaller batches. One reason for this is our weSLICE 4000 slicer, which, thanks to its extraordinary flexibility, enables the implementation of many applications and any portion shape – and that being in the smallest possible space. The compact slicer allows the option of manual and automatic loading as required. This ensures optimized product loading and feeding – even for bulky products – and better integration in automated processes. With the weSLICE 4000, products with a length of up to 1,200 mm can be processed. These are precisely guided to the slicing edge thanks to the support of the product bed conveyor. The circular slicer blade has an idle cutting blade head that is unique in its class and enables automatic adjustment of the slicing gap to increase the slicing quality.
The quick-change system without using tools makes changing the product holders extremely ergonomic, meets the highest hygiene requirements thanks to the self-closing pneumatic system and allows the slicer to be set up quickly, easily, and safely. Due to radical reductions in set-up times, combined with lower staff requirements, also allows costs for food processing companies to be minimized in the long term.
In addition to the innovative and powerful technology, the possibilities of integration and networking in particular result in versatile advantages and added value for food processing companies. These range from an increase in quality and efficiency to an increase in transparency and process reliability up to the reduction of personnel requirements on the line. The unobstructed flow of data across the entire line enables, for example, targeted portion tracking to increase efficiency. The operating personnel can see where each portion is and what condition it is in at all times. Furthermore, it can be freely decided how to deal with portions that have incorrect weight. All information, programs, and settings can be accessed from any operating display at any point in time. With the help of Weber OneControl technology, it is even possible to control the entire line from any operating terminal. The consistent and intuitive HMI also ensures easy operation.
This intelligent multi-directional communication of the components ensures comprehensive future reliability of the line. But that's not all: in combination with the new Weber Digital Factory Solutions, the effectiveness of production can be significantly increased once again as well as comprehensive transparency of the production process can be ensured. That is true integration, that is truly holistic.