VC999: Compact control cabinet and precise slicing performance with drive and control technology from Rexroth


Slim Slicer

Food products, nicely and neatly sliced, portioned and appetizingly packed – with the processing and packaging lines from the company VC999, based in Herisau, Switzerland, this can be done quickly, precisely and in compliance with the strictest hygienic requirements. The new SL600 slices sausage and cheese in record time and accurate to the gram. It is extremely compact and maintenance-friendly – thanks to Rexroth’s decentralized drive technology.

Up to 3,200 slices of sausage or cheese per minute can be processed by VC999’s slicer SL600. This is enabled by an ingenious automation technology developed by the manufacturer in cooperation with Rexroth’s application engineers. Decentralized servo-drives of the IndraDrive Mi series make up the heart of the system. The control electronics are mounted directly onto the drives to form compact units – this does not only reduce the space requirement in the control cabinet but also simplifi es the installation, maintenance and expansion of the production line. Several IndraDrive Mi drives can be connected in series by means of hybrid plugs. Additional modules such as a high-speed loader or a digital checkweigher can easily be added and connected.

Higher Performance, less energy consumption and space requirement

With intelligent solutions, IndraDrive Mi reduces the energy consumption of the entire system: Braking energy is directly used again for the acceleration of the drives. The system can be intuitively controlled by means of the IndraControl V HMI with Multitouch – there is no need for any special training.

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Tough Application

Fast, scalable, precise, energyefficient and compact automation solution for the manufacturing of food products.

Ingenious solution

Extremely efficient production processes thanks to decentralized and compact servo-drives with integrated control electronics.


„Not many drive manufacturers can provide such precise and dynamic operating modes.“

Manfred Achenbach, VC999

Solved with

  • IndraDrive Mi
  • HMI multi touch display
  • MLC with the function package FlexProfile


"Slicing needs motion with precision, speed and dynamic. The support for our engineers is given in a way that we call partnership for success."

Manfred Achenbach,

Vice President Global Sales VC999