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Automatic Double-Clipper

FCA 160

Top and PCS Exclusive Features

The star indicates features that you will only find at Poly-clip System.
  • No one else has it: Automatic adjustment of clip pressure and displacer
  • No one else has it: Automatic monitoring of clip, die and punch (RFID)
  • No one else has it: Automatic central lubrication
  • No one else has it: Automatic adjustment of filler and clipper
  • No one else has it: Double clip monitoring
  • No one else has it: Casing break monitoring

Why clip with FCA 160?

The FCA 160 offers unrivalled versatility combined with highest automation. It closes collagen casings up to 90 mm, fibrous casings up to 120 mm and plastic casings up to 160 mm (depending on the material thickness).
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FCA 160
Technical Data

Maximum automation

  • For the 38 to 160 mm calibre range at up to 160 cycles per minute in continuous mode
  • Highest productivity through automatic, self-monitoring processes
  • Voiding separator and clip shape optimised for short sausage shoulders and more slices per sausage
  • Consumption-oriented central lubrication for maximum reliability and service life


  • Highest productivity through automatic, self-monitoring processes
  • Size of the voiding separator and setting of the clip pressure under servo control, can be saved as product parameters
  • Incorrect settings are avoided by detection of the clip size, the punch and die
  • R-ID Clip with high holding force, even up to bacteria-proof clip closure with plastic casings
  • Auto-Stop System, clip sensor monitoring end of clip supply on reel; easy removal of remaining clips
  • Uniform pleating and clean sausage tails due to the linear vertical voiding separator
  • Highly dynamic, energy-efficient servo drive, infinitely adjustable speed
  • Simple machine operation with SAFETY TOUCH – shockproof, 10” large and easy to clean
  • Highest productivity; all product parameters can be recalled from the SAFETY TOUCH recipe management
  • All recipes can be duplicated, saved and restored with the SAFETY TOUCH
  • Operator-friendly with individually assignable manual functions, e.g. inching mode
  • Simple, ergonomic handling for reloading of casing, without swing-out of the clip head
  • Quick-change system for clip spacing without tools and for spreading with just a few handgrips
  • Safety casing brake with hand guard; maintaining safety distance to separator when adjusted, operation without casing brake is blocked
  • Operating instructions on SAFETY TOUCH. Functions and parameters are explained
  • Additional safety by two-handed triggering of first clip
  • Electronic hand-wheel for adjustments and setting parameters
  • Adjustable conveyor belt speed for products true to the calibre
  • Air-free slack filling of moulded products by overspreading, total spreading up to 130 mm
  • Low noise level
  • USB port for data import and export

Quality and hygiene

  • Robustness and long service life guaranteed by use of stainless steel and titanium
  • Easy to clean due to smooth surfaces, large openings, front flap and the special separator cleaning position
  • Separator cleaning flap – allows ideal accessibility


  • Easy access to main connections, electronics and pneumatics
  • Maintenance- and service-friendly with few wearing parts, easily accessible by swing-off side covers
  • Detailed display of fault messages at a glance
  • Simple analysis by filtering the error list, selecting and exporting the messages

Equipment options

  • Consumption-oriented central lubrication for maximum reliability and service life
  • Automatic looper GSA 20, loop left or right
  • Spreading and overspreading servo-assisted
  • Casing brake assistant – semi-automatic casing brake holder system for fastest reloading of casings
  • Burst detection with automatic machine stop
  • Sensors for loops and casing end
  • Double-clip detection with fully automatic machine stop
  • Conveyor belt position recognition on overspreading
  • Twin turret with swivel horns and 90° pivot point
  • Clean in Place (CIP) for continuous die cleaning
  • Pneumatic dry sausage brake, individual control of the twin turret's casing brakes as product parameter via SAFETY TOUCH
  • Length portioning by optical sensor or mechanical length stop 1,000 mm and 1,350 mm
  • String dispenser for rings
  • Print mark control for centred printing format
  • Ball joint filler connection
  • Fully hygienic conveyor belt, dismantling without tools, single lane 700 or 1200 mm, double-belt 700 mm and roller extension
  • USB port for data import and export
  • WS Food Standard interface for operational data acquisition
  • Intelligent Filler Clipper (IFC) Interface upon request
  • Interior LED lighting
  • Footstep

Function and operation

  • The automatic double clipping machine is connected mechanically and synchronized electrically to a filling machine. The portions are fed in precisely to the nearest gram and closed by a clip.
  • The PC control allows a very fast and accurate signal processing. On the SAFETY TOUCH display the diagnostic system provides a direct and clear indication of the clipping machine’s operational status as well as a clear error message.
  • A high degree of process monitoring is offered by the FCA’s automation. In case of deviations from the recipe parameters saved in SAFETY TOUCH a warning is automatically displayed.
  • The operator is intuitively guided through the flat menu structure of the SAFETY TOUCH by means of self-explaining pictograms. Operator, set-up and service levels are kept clearly separated and are password protected.
  • The automated operation offers the greatest product safety and maximum efficiency.

Possible combinations

  • ES 5000
  • Labelling system for marking and traceability

1680 — 1800 mm


2000 — 2150 mm


610 kg


1220 — 1300 mm

Three-phase current connection

200 – 480 VAC, 50/60 Hz

Power input

3 kW

Fuse connection

16 A

Compressed air

5 — 7 bar

Air consumption

1.6 NL/cycle


26, 30, 36, 44 mm

Total spreading up to

130 mm

Subject to technical modifications.

The Poly-clip System quality promise

Our machines, consumables and services meet the highest standards. This is promised not only by numerous certifications, but above all by our own claim: Excellence in Clipping. In this way, we guarantee you the reliability and dependability that you can expect for your production. We ship spare parts worldwide within the shortest possible time, quickly and without complications. If necessary, our technical service is on the spot via the fastest route.

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