Cubes, Sticks and Loaf Cutting
Cheese cutting equipment to meet the growing demand for ready-to-eat products such as bite-size cubes, sticks or 2 oz (57 g) portions. Like all Marchant Schmidt, Inc. products, these machines are built for operator safety, with a simple design that is easy to clean and maintain.
Cubes, Sticks and Loaf Cutting Product List
Deli Cube Cutter
The DCM Series size-reduces pre-cut cheese loaves from 14 - 28" (36 - 72 cm) in length to small deli cubes for retail packaging. The product is loaded onto the roller conveyor either manually or by integrating a pre-cutter. Feed belts then index the loaves to the 1st stage cutting harp, which consists of horizontal and vertical wires, to give the cross-section diameter. The cut length, along with the indexing speed is fully adjustable from the panel view.
Available in single (DCM2500) or dual (DCM5000) lane systems
Capacity: up to 6,000 lbs/hr (3,000 kgs)
Finished product size: 7/16" - 1/2" - 5/8" - or 3/4" cubes (1 - 2 cm)
Quick-change harps for different product sizes
Full washdown and easily removable harps and belts for full sanitation
EC10 Single Stage Block Cutter
The EC10 horizontal single stage cheese cutter is designed to cut 40 lb (20 kg) blocks into various stick configurations, including sticks for deli cutting, slicing or pre-cutting applications. The machine is fully guarded with pneumatic safety interlocks and is ultimately wash down safe to meet food plant requirements.
Guided pneumatic cylinder to achieve accurate cutting dimensions
Stainless steel food grade design allows for complete washdown capabilities
Easy interchangeable heads & frames allow many different portion sizes
EC12 Vertical Block Cutter
EC14 Horizontal Single Stage Stick Cutting
The EC14 Stick Cutter is a semi-automatic cheese cutter for feeding sticks of cheese into slicers or other processes downstream. It is automatically indexed to provide a steady feed to the slicer. With only one operator, it can produce up to 7,000 lbs (3,600 kgs) capacity cutting from 40 lb (20 kg) blocks of cheese.
Power conveyor infeed allows blocks to be loaded into cutter automatically
A variety of block trim portions are available from the side & top of block if required
Wire cutting frames are removable for different stick sizes
Block centering arms produce consistent size sticks
Automatic feed option capable of loading sticks directly into slicer infeed denesting into one layer prior to the slicer
EC16 Cheese Loaf Cutter
High Speed Cheese Stick Cutter
The Cheese Stick Cutter size-reduces blocks of cheese to a pre-determined exact weight stick size. Block centralization eliminates trim being taken from the side of the block. Easily removable rotary slitter knives allow for quick changeover to various stick configurations and ease in cleaning. Continuous checkweigher feedback ensures sticks are cut to proper weight. An optional robotic picking station will pick the sticks and place them into a packaging machine. The machine is fully guarded with safety interlocks.
Applications include individual retail packs or bulk packaged sticks
Up to 700 sticks/minute in retail packs
Optional robotic picking station for thermoformer or packaging machine
Snack Sized Portion Cutter
The Snack Size Cheese Portion Cutter is designed to reduce cheese slabs cut from a 640 lb. block down to 2 oz. (56g) snack portion sizes. Depending on the slab size, the machine can cut up to 720 pieces per minute and ready for packaging into a thermoformer or wrapping machine.
Easily removable rotary slitter knives allow for quick changeovers and easy cleaning
Continuous checkweigher feedback ensures portions proper weight