Vemag Maschinenbau in Verden/Aller, Germany, is presenting various solutions for producing plant-based alternatives at IFFA in Frankfurt this year. Visitors to the trade fair can find out more about the production of plant-based alternatives in Hall 8, Stand B04.
Vemag has extensive experience in this area because it has long since ceased to be a trend and has become reality – the reasons for turning to plant-based alternatives are many and varied. For a healthier diet, to do something good for the climate and the environment, or simply for reasons of animal welfare, consumers today are increasingly giving up meat.
In order to make the purchase decision as easy as possible for consumers, the shape and appearance of alternatives play a decisive role. In addition to applications such as burger patties, plant-based mince or sausages, Vemag Maschinenbau also offers room for creative ideas, new shapes and individual solutions.
The mechanical engineering company has been established in the field of plant-based production processes for many years and can draw on highly specialised, technological know-how.
In addition to high-performance vacuum filling machines, numerous attachment devices and forming machines are available (eg. for the production of patties and balls (filled or unfilled)), length portioning devices for sausage production, as well as solutions for depositing and inserting in trays and thermoformers. Hanging machines for sausages and cup filling systems complete the portfolio.
For first-class plant-based burger patties, the Vemag FM250 forming machine comes into play. It produces patties by means of forming nozzles and an integrated flattening belt and ensures an appealing shape as if homemade.
Plant-based mince can be portioned precisely and exceptionally accurately in terms of weight with minimum give-away using the Vemag portioner MMP223 and fed to the trays using a combination with the SL305 loading line.
When it comes to alternatives for meatballs, the BC237 and BC236 Ball Control solutions are unbeatable professionals. The servo-driven counter-rotating hole plates produce perfectly shaped balls in a wide range of variants. The balls can be filled by means of coextrusion, thus setting new accents in the range. An optional flattening belt forms multi-lane patties from the products, which can then be breaded, cooked or frozen.
With the Vemag filling and forming machines and the numerous other attachments, not only classics such as sausages, burger patties and balls can be produced – all imaginable shapes can be realised. In addition to the standard portfolio, the area for customised solutions offers room for creative ideas, new shapes and individual solutions for various applications from alternative protein sources.
Further information under shows.vemag.de.
Vemag Maschinenbau, with its headquarters in Verden/Aller, Germany, is one of the leading machine manufacturers for filling, portioning, dividing, shaping and depositing pastes, doughs and mixes. Its portfolio ranges from small-scale solutions to highly industrialised applications and modular production lines. Gentle, economic handling of raw materials and efficient flexibility in meeting individual customer requirements are two of the company’s significant success factors. The concept is to establish a modular system comprising standard fillers and tailored attachments that can be flexibly adapted to specific user requirements. This allows efficient solutions covering production capacity for all users—from artisan producers to large companies—as well as applications ranging from the filling or portioning process, shaping and grinding applications, the splitting of dough and mixes, through to innovative Portion-to-Pack solutions. Vemag employs approximately 800 employees, is active worldwide and has an export quota of approximately 85 percent.
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