The method of waterjet cutting has been used in the food production industry for many years. The most common applications include the cutting of pizzas, cakes, meat, fish, chocolate bars, potato chips and frozen food. Food processors opt for waterjet cutting mainly for hygiene reasons. During the cutting process, the food is only in contact with pure water. There is thus no risk of contamination as can occur with knives. The food is not heated during cutting and not exposed to any chemicals.
ADVANTAGES OF FOOD CUTTING WITH WATERJET
Hygienic cutting method for food
Minimises the risk of salmonella contamination
No heat generation, no chemical additives
No need to clean or sharpen the cutting tool
Low reject rate
Small cut gap width of approx. 0.1 mm
CUTTING SPEEDS FOR FOOD CUTTING:
The cutting speeds used in the food cutting sector vary greatly. In all cases, the speed can only be determined in test series.
BOSSTechnology Waterjet Systems offers a range of high-pressure pumps that cater for all applications. They cover everything from maximum cutting waterjet pressures of up to 6200 bar to maximum volumetric flows of more than 15 l/min and simultaneous operation of a large number of cutting heads.