Handtmann wins the coveted FT award at the IFFA 2016 with the new VF 800 vacuum filler

For the fourth time the renowned industry accolades, the MEAT TECHNOLOGY AWARD and the FLEISCHER-HANDWERK AWARD, were presented by the MEAT TECHNOLOGY and FLEISCHER-HANDWERK trade journals at the IFFA 2016 in Frankfurt am Main on 9th May, 2016. Award-winners in eleven categories were once again recognised for groundbreaking developments in the meat processing sector. The awards were based on a competition entry invitation published in the two trade journals and on the www.FleischNet.de online platform. The invitation was directed at all companies in the equipment and supplier industry, as well as service providers whose developments are aimed at creating a long-term advantage for the production processes of meat processing and sausage producing businesses with an industrial and small-scale setup.

A specialist jury, made up of representatives from the world of science, the journals' editors and the publishing company management, assessed the entries they received. The best innovations in a total of eleven categories were identified from amongst the numerous entries, taking the factors of quality improvement, cost reduction, sustainability and effective process design into account. The MEAT TECHNOLOGY AWARD for outstanding innovation in the PROCESSING MACHINES category was won by Handtmann.

The jury's verdict was that,
with the new VF 800 vacuum filler range, Albert Handtmann Maschinenfabrik GmbH & Co, KG has not only given an existing range a facelift but it also offers its industrial and small-scale customers diverse added value with respect to capacity, productivity, service life, handling, flexibility, running and energy costs, as well as safety and hygiene. Optional functions, such as a vacuum and pressure control system that can be activated flexibly, a UVC module for air degermination, the recording of the actual machine load, the electronic levelling assistant which facilitates fast machine alignment and a signalling column with integrated laser filling level sensor, have been filed for patent. Other example developments are a mobile heating unit, a lit and fully-visible vacuum channel and tube and networking with the HCU software.