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FAM STUMABO introduces ‘Scalibur’: A new cutting-edge solution for superior potato slicing

FAM STUMABO has once again pushed the boundaries of innovation in the food processing industry with the launch of Scalibur, a groundbreaking potato slicer designed to deliver unparalleled cutting efficiency and quality. Unveiled today, the Scalibur is set to transform potato slicing operations with its state-of-the-art dual rotation technology, promising superior cut quality and optimized process control.

A Revolutionary Cutting Solution

At the heart of Scalibur’s innovative design is its dual rotation technology, where both the cutting head and the impeller rotate. This controlled and gentle cutting process represents a significant departure from traditional methods where potatoes were pushed against a static knife.

The rotating blade of Scalibur slices through potatoes at a lower speed, significantly reducing impact damage to the potato’s cell structure. Coupled with the independent centrifugal force of the impeller, this method ensures minimal cell disruption, preserving the integrity and quality of the slices.

Equipped with powerful dual stainless steel motors and variable frequency drives, Scalibur offers fine-tuned differential speed adjustments, making it a versatile and robust solution for various slicing needs.

Versatility Across Chip Production

Scalibur is not only a game-changer for potato chip production but also excels in slicing a wide range of vegetable chips, including carrots, beetroot, sweet potatoes, taro, and parsnips. Its full range of interchangeable cutting heads allows for a variety of cuts—flat, crinkle, V-cut slices, or sticks in numerous dimensions, catering to diverse production requirements.

A comprehensive list of available shapes can be requested from FAM STUMABO.

Advanced Operating Principle

The operation of Scalibur is both sophisticated and user-friendly. Potatoes are fed through the infeed chute into the rotating impeller and cutting head. The differential speed between these components is programmable and adjustable via a touchscreen interface.

Scalibur’s patented DualStage impeller protects the potatoes during slicing, ensuring a clean and efficient cut every time. The blades pass by the stationary potato held against a paddle, delivering precise and consistent slices.

Key Benefits of Scalibur

Superior Cut Quality: Scalibur significantly reduces impact damage, resulting in smoother slices and minimizing cracking to almost zero.

Increased Yield: With less starch and scrap loss, Scalibur leads to reduced fryer contamination, enhancing overall yield.

Optimized Process Control: The patented Smart Slicing system allows for differential speed settings based on the varying gravities of potatoes and features automatic product jam detection.

Cost Savings: Reduced impact on blades and segments from foreign objects leads to lower parts consumption and repair costs. Communication outputs enable quicker jam detection, minimizing downtime.

Compatibility: Scalibur is fully compatible with the industry-renowned SureSet 16-blade slicing heads, which include built-in Stone Defender components for added durability and performance.

Discover Scalibur at Snackex

FAM STUMABO invites industry professionals to discover more about the revolutionary Scalibur and its wide range of applications on their website. Visit the FAM STUMABO booth at the Snackex event, taking place on June 19-20 in Stockholm.

With Scalibur, FAM STUMABO reaffirms its commitment to advancing food processing technology, setting new standards for efficiency, quality, and versatility in the industry.


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