FS 501 forming system

Auxiliary device for 3D-shaped products that can be attached directly to the vacuum filler

The FS 501 forming system, which can be attached directly to the Handtmann vacuum filler, enables the automatic production of a variety of 3D-shaped products. Many different feed materials, such as meat and fish, vegetables, vegetarian/vegan, hybrid convenience products, dairy products or pet food can be processed and formed with maximum flexibility. Start-ups, small and medium-scale producers as well as food service, gastronomy and catering can benefit from a wide range of products thanks to the flexible use of the FS 501.

Easy to operate at maximum production output
The FS 501 forming system is characterised by high production output and weight accuracy, low wear, well-formed products as well as easy operation and cleaning. The automated process enables an output of up to 250 portions per minute. The perfect response for food-processing producers to the rapidly growing demand for a wide range of trend and convenience products.

Products in first-class quality and appearance, accurate to the gram
The gentle portioning and forming process ensures optimum quality for all products. A large variety of products from initial products of many different consistencies are reliably portioned and formed to perfection. Accurate-to-the-gram weights per product are an additional guarantee for cost-optimised production.

Patented forming technology for a wide variety of products
The 3-way hole plate forming technology allows the production of free-formed 3D products of diameters up to 55 mm. 3D product shapes and geometries include dumplings, balls, sticks and more. Easy adjustment of the FS 501 forming system ensures quick product changes and a high level of reproducibility of all products

Top features

Forming module

3-way hole plate system

Portioning capacity

Up to 250 portions per minute

Forming set

15 mm to 55 mm

Your advantages

  • High flexibility and economic efficiency thanks to a production output of up to 250 portions per minute

  • Large variety of shapes for nearly all 3D product shapes and geometries thanks to a flexible 3-hole plate system with easy format changes

  • Product diversity thanks to the optimum processing of many different initial products, including a high level of reproducibility of all products

  • Reduced production costs thanks to accurate-to-the-gram product weights with only minimal give-away and economy of raw material

  • Particularly high product quality including absolute form accuracy thanks to the patented 3-hole plate system

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Applications and Product examples

Experience the diversity A suitable solution for every application. Whether be it meat, dairy, convenience, dough, pet food, confectionary, and more.


butter balls


meat balls

potatoe dumplings

vegan balls

cream cheese balls

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How to contact us

Do you have any questions or need more information? We look forward to hearing from you.

Albert Handtmann Maschinenfabrik GmbH & Co. KG

Phone: +49 7351 45-0
Fax: +49 7351 45-1599
E-mail: sales.machines(at)handtmann.de
URL: www.handtmann.de/food
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