Bioland – Packlhof farm focuses on Bizerba’s intelligent cutting maschine
10/10/2010

Bizerba cutting machine A510 cuts at a fixed weight, therefore reducing the give away and accelerates the work process

Online PR News – 10-October-2010 – – Balingen/Eurasburg, 8th October 2010 – New business Bioland Packlhof farm is equipped with the cutting machine A510 from Bizerba. It reduces the “give away” thanks to the integrated scale and ensures flawless work processes in handicraft businesses.

The co-operation with Bizerba started around ten years ago, when the technology manufacturer kitted the Bioland business out with labelling devices and scales and tills. The cutting machine A 500 was also put into operation here. “The Bizerba cutting machines impressed us even then and we were very satisfied with the service“, reports Josef Urban, owner and manager of Packlhof. Based on this good experience Josef Urban equipped his newly opened business in Eurasburg with Bizerba retail scales and the cutting machine A510.

“Our main business is to supply organic supermarkets such as Alnatura. As a purely handicraft business we have to manage a large range of products every day, which have to be cut, weighed, packed and delivered precisely to the gram”, explains Urban. “Therefore the integrated weighing function of the cutting machine is particularly helpful.“ Andreas Gmelin, Director of Food Processing at Bizerba, explains how they work: “First of all the target weight, slice thickness and storage method of the item to be cut using the menu. During the cutting process the product is being permanently weighed and the cut portion is compared with the target weight. The cutting machine regulates the slice thickness as needed using the software.“ The exact gram definition is very important to reduce the give away. “For uncalibrated products we calculate on average a 10% waste which is additionally packaged free of charge“, says Gmelin. The integrated weighing function therefore not only ensures a precise result to the gram, but also actively increases the company profit.

With the combination of cutting machines and scales you not only save on the give away, but also valuable work time and therefore personnel costs: ”with normal cutting machines meat and sausage is first cut and then weighed. The A510 takes over the weighing from our butcher and therefore accelerates the processes“, comments Urban.

A further important criterion for buying the cutting machine for Josef Urban was the size: “Before making our decision we tried out cutting machines from other manufacturers, but these were purely industrial machines. The A510 best fulfils the needs of our operation”. Furthermore it is easy to clean and maintain. “Our employees are happy that you can sharpen the blade directly on the machine without disassembling it. Finally it can be cleaned quickly and easily – with our frequent product changes this is urgently necessary”, continues Urban.

Josef Urban was also sure about the choice of his scales for the new Bioland market: “In our first shop we had retail scales and tills both from Bizerba and from another manufacturer. But only the Bizerba devices definitively impressed us, so we equipped our new business with scales from Balingen”, reports Urban.

The Packlhof in Oberherrnhausen has been owned by the Urban family for 150 years. 20 years ago they founded their own butcher’s shop, in which exclusively products made according to the Bioland processing guidelines are offered. No flavourings or other chemical additives are used here. By refraining from using nitrite curing salt their products are not harmful to your health. House recommendation: the home made smoked turkey breast, meat loaf and the white sausage.
About Bizerba

Bizerba is a leading, worldwide-operating Solutions-provider offering professional system solutions in scale, label, information and food service technologies, in the retail, food industry, producing and logistic segments. Sector-specific hardware and software, high-performance network-compatible management systems as well as a wide selection of labels, consumables and business services ensure transparent control of integrated business processes and high-level availability of Bizerba-specific performance features.

Worldwide, Bizerba is present in over 120 countries – with 41 shareholdings in 23 countries, as well as 54 country distributors. The company’s headquarters, with a staff of 3,000, is located in Balingen, Germany. Further manufacturing facilities are located in Meßkirch, Bochum, Vienna (Austria), Pfäffikon (Switzerland), Milan (Italy), Shanghai (China), Forest Hill (USA) and San Luis Potosi (Mexico).

For enquiries, please contact:

Bizerba GmbH & Co. KG
Claudia Gross
Director Global Marketing and Communication
Wilhelm-Kraut-Straße 65
D-72336 Balingen
Germany
Telephone +49 7433 12-33 00
Fax +49 7433 12-5 33 00
E-mail: claudia.gross@bizerba.com