Avery Berkel launches cutting edge technology with new

Avery Berkel launches cutting edge technology with new
 Avery Berkel launches cutting edge technology
with new Avantgarde slicer
The new Berkel Avantgarde meat slicer, now available from Avery Berkel has been developed
to address retailers’ key requirements for improved safety, hygiene and performance.
Built upon more than a century of Berkel slicing expertise, the Avantgarde gravity-feed manual
slicer is ideal for high-volume preparation of a wide variety of meat products, from small
salamis to whole cooked hams.
Berkel has also paid particular attention to the slicer’s styling, with a patented design that will
complement store counters.
Safety first
The slicer is fully CE compliant and features an integral blade sharpener. This positions the
sharpening stones automatically in the correct position by simply lifting the cover, thereby
providing additional operator safety.
Controlling slice thickness is also safer and more precise thanks to the new index control
system. While other slicers may require several revolutions of the dial for the blade to open
fully, with Aventgarde, operators can move the blade from the safe, closed position to fully
open in a single revolution.
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This removes any uncertainty because, if the dial is set above zero, the operator can be certain
that the blade is open, helping to improve safety further.
Hygiene as standard
For the busy retailer, time spent cleaning the slicer, especially when changing between meat
types, can affect productivity as the machine may be out of action. Berkel has therefore made
Avantgarde both quick and easy to clean, with many quick release parts to help encourage
regular maintenance and ensure a high level of hygiene whilst also minimising downtime.
All food contact parts, including the meat table, the guard, the knife centre plate and the pin
plate are made from stainless steel and can be removed quickly. In addition, the large, 330
mm knife blade is manufactured from chromium steel for high durability and hygiene.
The remainder of the machine carries an IP54 rating to protect the slicer against the ingress of
moisture and features an open design enabling easy access to all areas. This makes it easy to
wipe down mid shift, helping to reduce downtime.
Performance first
Professional quality presentation can help to increase product appeal and Berkel has
incorporated a number of features in to the design to help improve slicing performance.
The patented index system is highly accurate, featuring numerical indications that are true
measurements in millimetres. This removes guesswork and means that the operator can
produce repeatable slice thickness. It also makes slicing-to-order simpler as the operator can
set the required thickness from as little as zero to one millimetre and upwards consistently.
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The easy and safe-to-use integral knife sharpener also ensures that the blade maintains high
slicing performance at all times, helping to achieve maximum yield from each cut of meat and
minimising waste.
Comprehensive maintenance and local service support is available for all machines through
Avery Berkel’s network of service centres.
Further information can be found on the company’s website at www.averyberkel.com
About Avery Berkel
Avery Berkel is leading manufacturer of in-store weighing and pre-packing solutions for food
retailers worldwide.
The company has an extensive network of operating companies and approved distributors and
also offers service and support for scale, software and food equipment installation, repair and
For further press information, please contact
Jane Woods, Edson Evers LLP
01785 255146
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