A fully automatic slicer can be programmed to cut without any further operator involvement. The Brice VA400 fully automatic slicer cuts, collects stacks or shingles the product ready for presentation. The cut product is usually moved along a conveyor belt to avoid the cut product from building up on the slicer receiving tray. The fully automatic slicer will stop when the program is complete. Simply load the product, select the program setting required and press the start button. Once slicing is completed collect the sliced product from the conveyor.
A semi-automatic slicer is also a programmable slicer, but it requires the involvement of the operator to collect the sliced product from building up on the slicer receiving tray.
Simply load the product on the meat carriage, choose the stroke length, press the start button and the carriage moves backwards replicating the arm movement without pushing the carriage by hand.
The value of fully and semi-automatic slicers is the reduced operator effort of repeatedly moving the slicer carriage by hand when slicing large volumes of cut product.