Equipment & Technology

FAM Tridis 180 Makes Cut and More for Processors of Vegetable, Fruit and Potato Products

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Kontich, Belgium-headquartered FAM, European market leader specialized in cutting solutions for the food industry, has launched the FAM Tridis 180 and FAM Tridis 180P. These innovative tridimensional dicers are specifically designed to help processors of fresh vegetables, IQF vegetables, fruits and potatoes attain perfect cut quality at medium-high volumes.

The cutting principle is based on the proven cutting technology of the FAM Tridis 240, a very successful high capacity dicer in use by many leading food processors. Obstruction-free product flow and minimal cutting zone length allow the FAM Tridis 180 to run at a higher velocity, while ensuring ultimate cut quality. And the inside of the impeller wheel is large enough to accept a 180 mm long product in any dimension. This feature contributes to the ability to make excellent and long cuts.

The FAM Tridis 180 delivers perfect cut quality on soft products such as peach, mango and pear or hard root vegetables such as carrot, beet, onion and potato. Its non-identical twin FAM Tridis 180P is designed for the processing of potatoes into french fries, small sticks and dices. It produces a very clean cut of flat and crinkle french fries of white and sweet potatoes, at medium-high volumes.

But the versatility doesn’t end at the range of products that can be perfectly cut. A wide range of cut sizes is available, from 3 up to 25 mm in dices and strips, flat and crinkle shapes. Changing of cutting tools is done fast and easily with the cartridge system.

The new dicer can achieve medium-high capacities from 1,500 kg per hour on 3 mm dices and up to 6 tons per hour on 10 mm dices, depending on the type of product. Therefore, it is an ideal addition to the other FAM dicers: the lower capacity FAM Dorphy and the high capacity FAM Tridis 240.