FCA 120

Automatic Double-Clipper

  • FCA 120 – Automatic Double-Clipper – Maximum automation
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  • FCA 120 – Automatic Double-Clipper – Maximum automation
  • FCA 120 - Detail
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Why clip with FCA 120?

13 reasons

01 Up to 10 % extra production increase
No other manufacturer of automatic clipping machines offers you an IFC interface for communication between Handtmann filler and the double-clipper. This allows you product safety and additional increases of up to 10 %.

02 Very high flexibility
Recipe Management with up to 1,000 places ensures that all product parameters are set automatically. You can search, sort and group recipes.

03 Preventive maintenance
This automatic double-clipper informs you in proven Poly-clip quality, in good time and depending on usage, that maintenance is due. The advantage – plannable appointments and maximum machine availability.

04 Minimises meat loss
This special burst recognition with automatic machine stop ensures minimum meat loss in high speed applications.

05 Help towards self-help
We offer you a clear presentation of the causes of faults instead of just error messages. At a glance, the problem can be identified and thus resolved as quickly as possible.

06 Rapid product changeover
The double-clipper offers the automatic comfort opening of the front flap. This allows the fastest possible casing change and thus maximum uptime.

07 Error prevention
The Poly-clip automatic clipper ensures, that clip, die as well as punch match the recipe. The RFID system prevents operator error and breakage of the clip closure tools.

08 Casing-friendly linear separator
Our clipping machine offers a casing-friendly, vertical linear separator. Your advantages: minimises bursts, no interruptions and no product loss.

09 Crash safety
This FCA features double clip detection with fully automatic machine stop in proven Poly-clip quality. This protects the machine from punch and die damage and machine overload.

10 Help towards self-help
The operating manual where it is needed – when it's needed: in the SAFETY TOUCH. Automatic clipping machines in proven Poly-clip quality with PC 200 control have the operating manual on board, where it can also be easily updated.

11 Hygienic conveyor belts
Our hygienic belts in proven Poly-clip quality are inductively driven and can be dismantled without tools in seconds for a thorough cleaning.

12 Operator friendliness
In this double-clipper in Poly-clip quality, all connections (filler socket, compressed air, etc.) are mounted in user-friendly height; an extremely short set-up time is your advantage.

13 Continuous production
The automatic clipper offers the automatic central lubrication. You can rely on the accomplishment of this important task.

FCA 120


  • For the 24 to 120 mm calibre range at more than 200 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
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The FCA 120 is characterised by a maximum speed at more than 200 cycles combined with highest automation. It closes collagen and fribrous casings up to 58 mm and plastic casings up to 120 mm (depending on the material thickness).

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  • 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
  • Additional safety by two-handed triggering of first clip
  • Operating instructions on SAFETY TOUCH. Functions and parameters are explained
  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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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.

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  • ES 5000
  • Labelling system for marking and traceability
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R-ID Clip: S, M


We provide clips with the system

Original clips from Poly-clip System guarantee maximum quality and safety. They are SAFE-COAT coated and tested by SGS INSTITUT FRESENIUS. The largest range of clips and loops, rapid availability and a qualified service organisation worldwide are your guarantee of trouble-free production. Trust the SAFE-COAT clip. Play it safe.

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