FAM Centris™ product line featuring SureSet 16 cutting head

FAM proudly presents to you, our new the FAM Centris™ product line, for the centrifugal slicing of potato and vegetable chips. Tested and in production since 2015, the line has proven to result in better ROI and lower cost of ownership. The line consists of 9 patent pending & patented technologies, including:

• our user-friendly SureSet 16 cutting heads and impellers that fit your centrifugal slicing machine
• an ever-expanding range of blades in all shapes and sizes
• high and mid capacity, low maintenance centrifugal slicing machines

Better revenues, more quality: save & make more money

The SureSet 16 cutting head has been tried and tested by our customers since 2015. The results speak for themselves: by using our patented line, our customers save money because they witness:

• Up to 50% less scrap produced by slicing
• Up to 30% less starch loss
• Nearly no tapered slices
• No thick cap ends
• Reduced oil uptake
• Reduced labor cost

4 times more capacity than with the former standard system with 8 knives

User-friendly, smart design: improved line efficiency

The SureSet 16 is designed with the feedback of our customers in mind. That is why we focused on both user-friendliness and cost-friendliness. Some results are:

• Longer blade life: up to 12-24h lifetime from our Stumabo made quality knives  
• Lightweight, operator-friendly cutting heads of only 26.4 lbs.
• 20% less parts thanks to smart design

Less operators time cost: only 12 minutes change time a day per head / 24 hours of run time / head

Consistent quality:
Set & Forget and DualStage Impeller

When you are slicing your chips, the last thing you want to worry about is consistency. That is why we introduce the SureSlice technology, consisting of SureSet cutting heads and the DualStage impeller. It guarantees that your quality is never compromised and assures knife stability without any need for adjustment while processing.
How does it work?
• You set the SureSet dial on the cutting head to meet your thickness requirement. You can change this quickly as needed. 
• The DualStage impeller keeps the potato free of shifting at all times. Added bonus: two potatoes can be sliced simultaneously, which increases the capacity without sacrificing quality.

"For decades there have been no innovations in cutting technology for potato chips. The solutions offered by FAM were as a breath of fresh air. There’s lower scrap rate, less starch loss and nearly no tapered slices. Our process is more stable: less variability and better yield. We are able to produce more product at a higher quality."

Jorn Remmem, Director of Plant Operations and Engineering at Old Dutch Foods.


Don’t just take our word for it!
Treat yourself to a Potato Chips Slicing Quality Audit 

Sure, we can give you a bunch of numbers on the improvements that our test customers noticed. But wouldn’t you rather know what is in it for you?

Your facility is different, your raw product is not the same – it’s not even the same in the morning as it is in the afternoon – and your quality standards are yours alone. Since your particular situation is not the same, your confidential ROI projections will be unique. 

So please contact us to set up a potato chips slicing quality audit with accurate projections. All you have left to do, is let us know that you are ready to boost profits.

In-house produced knives and blades

Time is money. So you need to replace blades as quickly and as little as possible. That is why we, as a trusted partner, deliver our customers a smart design combined with amazing quality.

The high-quality, Stumabo knives and blades have a lifetime of up to 12-24h.

Complete range of sizes and shapes

Our customers are not only our clients, we are partners. When you – or your customers – ask for a special shape or feature, our team of specialists starts designing.

So get the unequalled service you deserve and inquire about our shapes: our special gothic arch and the traditional flat cut, crinkle cut, v-cut and more.

You want it? We’ll have or make it!

Minimize damage from pebbles.
No home for a rolling stone!

Stones in your raw products can be a real menace. If you are unlucky enough, they can damage your machine and cutting heads so thoroughly that you have to stop production to replace parts. The good news is: your luck is about to change. Our smart design minimizes the damage by stones.

And we thought of everything: from the way your potatoes are fed, via the effect of centripetal force by the impeller, the improved sandgates in the segments and the sturdiness of the material: we are doing everything possible to reduce the cost and effects of stones damage.

Minimalize acrylamide:
Having your customers’ back

The food industry is constantly looking for ways to reduce the formation of acrylamide in potato chips. We know you are doing everything possible, like different varieties of potatoes, effect of tuber genetics, adjusting harvesting time, storage conditions, frying temperatures and time, soaking, use of additives and many, many more.

The FAM solution is to minimalize the amount of acrylamide by improving the consistency of your chips. That’s exactly what the SureSet 16 cutting head does for you: the higher cut quality and accuracy lead to fryer stability, which diminishes the risk on acrylamide.

Centrifugal slicing at its finest: the FAM Centris 400P

FAM is dedicated to building the most complete centrifugal cutting machine for the potato chips industry. That machine is the FAM Centris 400P. Here is an overview of its most important features:

• Reliable direct drive system: easily removable for inspection, lifetime greased and sealed roller bearings: no gearbox and oil reservoir in the product zone!
• Carbon-reinforced drive belt
• Pinpoint distribution of water to minimize usage
• No brake motor, so no need for adjustments. We use dynamic braking to stop our machine in a smarter way
• Guard locking system that eliminates wires and switches in the product zone

Rather looking for something with a lower capacity? Check out our FAM Centris 315P.

About us

FAM focusses on the development of industrial cutting machines for the food industry. We provide customers with the solutions they need for the cutting, slicing and dicing of fruit & vegetables, cheese, potato chips and French fries. Over the past 60 years, we established a long-lasting close cooperation with highly reliable influential companies, customers and partners in the industrial food processing market. We are present in all continents, with customers experience centers, stocks and service to have you up and running in no time. 

A big contributing factor is the close partnership we have with our sister company Stumabo International, manufacturer of precision knives for the food industry. Our combined knowledge of the key issues faced by the food industry allows us to present you exactly those innovations and revolutions you have been looking for. Find out more on www.fam.be

Call us for more information:
EU & Asia: +32 3 450 92 20  | www.fam.be
USA:         +1 941 724 9060 | www.fam-stumabo.com