CHICAGO – Pizza toppings processors can now reduce labor hours and operating costs when preparing Canadian bacon, pepperoni, ham or other pizza toppings products. Provisur Technologies Inc. has unveiled new, inline optional equipment that allows processors to automate the quarter-slicing of meats intended for use as pizza toppings.

“Our SX380 + Quartering System is already in use within the facilities of several global pizza topping customers and is providing greater throughput and slice quality on each quarter-segment, while significantly trimming labor hours and operating costs,” said Scott Scriven, executive vice president at Provisur. The key, Scriven says, “is the elimination of the hand labor previously required to slice individual logs into lengthwise quarters, then reassemble the pieces before feeding the log or pepperoni stick into the slicer for the traditional slicing operation.”

The compact Formax SX380 Slicing System, which was introduced about one year ago, is enhanced by the new quarter-slice technology which adds to its iconic “True Flexibility.” According to Scriven, “The same yield and slice quality advantages provided to deli meat processors by our down-to-the-blade product control is now available to processors of pizza toppings. The new configuration provides an all-in-one operation that helps ensure problem-free performance. The yield and labor cost advantages are as reliable as the easy sanitation assured by the open design.”

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