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Nowicki Bowl Chopper - KN 550 Vacuum

Code: KN550V
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  • External Dimensions (WxDxH) 3550x3900x2400mm (3400mm height with lid open)
  • Power 3ph 200kW
  • Volume 550 litre
  • Capacity 120-500kg product (depending on product type)
  • Knife Speed Variable between 100 to 4000rpm
  • Mixing Speed Variable between 100 to 300rpm
  • Bowl Speed Variable between 2 to 20rpm
  • Digital Thermometer included
  • Control Panel Touch panel with joysticks to control covers, loader & unloader
  • Weight 7500kg machine & 380kg control panel 

Optional extras:

  • Additional knife set (6 pieces U4 or U3)
  • Auto water dosing
  • SCADA monitoring system with industrial computer
  • Additional outside ventilation system
  • Air conditioning system for electric box (in case of high humidity or temp over 30'C)
  • Remote drive of master switch (recommended when electric box is located in another room)
  • Inspection hole in front cover
  • Additional guarded cabling
  • NX injection


The Nowicki bowl chopper is for the general production of smoked, steamed and raw sausages and vast possibilities in production of superb fine grain emulsion from crude materials like pig skin and tendons and fish leftovers. The bowl chopper is capable of producing a very fine fresh and/or pre-cut frozen meat granulating or spiced stuffing preparation with other edible products. The Nowicki bowl chopper can be used for cutting of frozen meat treated by guillotine or meat flaker with temperature not lower than – 12'C and in a vacuum environment up to 95%.

Standard Equipment: 

All Nowicki bowl choppers are acid resistant with complete stainless realization according to CE directives. The meat bowl chopper has a narrow cutting chamber for really uniform cutting results throughout the batch. The close distance between the edge of the knives and the bowl in the bowl chopper allows for excellent cutting in the air results. The bowl chopper is made using self - supporting solid stainless steel construction covers, and due to the build quality the bowl chopper has a lower noise production. The Nowicki bowl choppers have a specially designed cutting bowl ideal for producing emulsion based products. Once the product has been processed the properly profiled unloading disc of the bowl chopper helps to quickly remove the product from bowl. The cutter-head cover of the bowl chopper is made of stainless steel for added durability and strength, with the world re-known Busch vacuum pump providing the efficient vacuum system required in the vacuum bowl chopper. An integrated hydraulic loader and unloading disc on the bowl chopper allows for easy operation without intense labour, with the control of knives and bowl covers executed by the use of the joysticks next to the touch panel. The Nowicki KN550V bowl chopper has an extremely stable construction and with the weight of around 5 tons warrants no vibration, which in turn creates no problems with bearings on knife shaft of the bowl chopper. The bowl cutter is extremely easy to keep clean – all covers lift up and there are no problems in reaching all the places to clean. The bowl choppers control panel includes a microprocessor control unit with up to 40 programs. Included with the Nowicki KN550V bowl chopper are 2 sets of cutting knives, shapes can be chosen by the customer to best match the product they are using. The bowl chopper has a central lubrication system – also with diagnostic system, a semi-automatic key for cutter head for easy change of knives and has lower acid resistant shield for motor protection. The bowl chopper is mounted on stainless steel feet with height regulation for uneven floors and is powered by AC drive motor produced by Baumueller. The bowl chopper's connection cable is covered in stainless steel tube (5m in length) for added security, and the bowl chopper has an electric box with all the components in which is separate to the cutter to avoid flooding. The electrical components of the bowl chopper are all made from world-wide known producers such as Danfoss, Mitsubishi, Schneider, ABB etc. The bowl chopper's electric cabinet (made completely of stainless steel) is stored away of cutter for the following reasons: separation of electric/electronic appliances from mechanic ones, electric box must be properly ventilated to avoid overheating of electronic elements, to enable the easy access to bowl cutter. The bowl chopper also features a security brake for the drive of the knives and the cutting bowl.

Control System:

The Nowicki KN550V bowl chopper has a new microprocessor control system positioned in front of the bowl of cutter and is based on a Mitsubishi PLC with integrated joysticks for ease of use whilst controlling the hydraulic hoist, unloading disc, knife cover and bowl cover. The bowl chopper's control panel allows for storage of up to 40 different programs. These programs on the bowl chopper can be determined with values for time of processing, number of revolutions of the bowl and the temperature of the batch. The bowl choppers control panel can be placed into manual work mode, where the operator controls all values themselves or SEMI PROGRAMMED which includes 6 steps for quick and easy operation.

The cutting knives of the bowl chopper can be varied in cutting speed between 100 to 4000rpm, in mixing speed between 100-300rpm and the bowl speed of between 2-20rpm. This gives the operators the ultimate control of how the bowl chopper is used. The maximum speed of the unloading disc of the bowl cutter is 135rpm and is smoothly regulated. 

The bowl chopper control panel also gives the stuffing temperature continuously with informational sound signaling, allows for automatic control for the exact dosing of water (if added) and features a machine failure diagnostics system. It allows for vacuum programming and control, communicative work control system. The bowl chopper has a protective cover in front of the control panel to prevent against water flooding and is fitted onto an adjustable pivot to allow the operator to adjust the display to their positioning.

Optional Cooling:

The Nowicki bowl chopper can be fitted with optional liquid Nx injection for cooling purposes. The refrigerated bowl cutter is suitable for extended shelf shelf-life and meets the technological aspect for forming of products. The bowl chopper's cooling provides the correct viscosity and product crystallization for forming, thus maintaining the product shape during further processing. Cooling of the bowl chopper also reduces bacterial growth and extends the shelf life of the mixture

What is included:

software, installation of Nx cooling system on cutter :injection nozzle, swindle valves, collector

What is not included:

Installation of fan for gas extraction and pipelines of the LN2 installation to the  cutter is in the duties of investor.

Other Nowicki bowl cutters you might be interested in: KN125V, KN200V, KN330V