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1. (WO2018177756) DEVICE AND METHOD FOR CUTTING AND DIVIDING FOOD INTO PORTIONS

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/177756    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2018/056468
Publication Date: Fri Oct 05 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Fri Mar 16 00:59:59 CET 2018
IPC: B26D 7/06
B26D 7/32
Applicants: GEA FOOD SOLUTIONS GERMANY GMBH
Inventors: GAHLER, Thomas
Title: DEVICE AND METHOD FOR CUTTING AND DIVIDING FOOD INTO PORTIONS
Abstract:
The invention relates to a device for cutting a bar of food (6) into disks of food (17) and dividing the disks of food (17) into portions of food (15), the device comprising a cutting device (2) for cutting the bar of food (6), a product supplying element (4) for supplying the bar of food (6) to the cutting device (2), and a portioning belt (11) positioned in such a way that disks of food (17) cut from the bar of food (6) fall onto the portioning belt (11) along a falling path. The invention is characterised in that the device comprises an additional belt (12) that operates parallel to the portioning belt (11), and can be positioned such that disks of food (17) cut from the bar of food (6) by means of the cutting device (2) fall onto the additional belt (12) along the falling path. The invention also relates to a corresponding method.