Machines from K+G Wetter are designed as application-oriented solutions. For instance, the design of the U 200 mixer grinder separates the mixer section from the grinder section. This process prevents the formation of “dead spaces” during mixing.
In mixer grinders, the mixture normally enters the transfer zone to the meat worm before being mixed. This is an area not accessible to mixing devices. Part of the batch is therefore able to enter the “dead space”, where it is then ground in an unmixed state. Depending upon the size of the mixer grinder, this may amount to many kilogrammes of material.
The K+G Wetter team analysed the issue and reconsidered the design of the mixer grinder. The result of the innovation is complete separation between the mixing hopper and the transfer zone to the grinder unit. This zone is sealed with a lid during the loading and mixing process.
The use of two separately controllable mixing paddles achieves a “gentle, but highly intensive” mixing process that is otherwise only possible using mixers, according to K+G Wetter. A higher degree of process reliability results – and the material does not become contaminated through handling, interim storage or re-loading.
Raw materials are protected
The mixing process is particularly “gentle and intensive”. Material is transferred to the meat worm via a feeder worm that has been developed for the mixer grinder. Sensitive raw materials can, therefore, also be processed. The U 200 mixer grinder from K+G Wetter can be employed for many applications, in particular where uniform mixing results are required. When used for standardised applications, such as burgers, raw sausages products and kebabs, the MW 200 can be utilised.
Reproducibility of results is ensured by the CutControl recipe management software, which allows stored mixing processes to be retrieved. Cleanability of all machine parts delivers time savings and offers additional levels of safety and hygiene.
A pivoting touchscreen facilitates intuitive machine operation. Like all machines from K+G Wetter, the U 200 mixer grinder provides flexibility, whereby it can be fitted with a wide variety of extras such as water dosing and CO2 cooling, which allows it to be tailored to individual requirements. The closed mixing hopper also facilities other applications, for example, loss-free addition of liquid ingredients or massaging muscle fibre using brine.