Frequently asked questions

General FAQ

  1. What is the term of the lease?
    Five to 10 years with negotiated renewals.

  2. What is the delivery time for a filler?
    Delivery times vary, as Luthi fillers are custom made to meet each customer’s precise need.

  3. Does Luthi provide training?
    Yes. Comprehensive training is carried out at the time of commissioning.

  4. Are spare parts included in the lease?
    Normal wear parts are supplied free of charge. Electrical components must be purchased by the customer.

  5. Is service included in the lease?
    Yes. Installation start-up and annual inspections by a Luthi technical service representative are provided free of charge.

  6. Where are Luthi sales and service centers located?
    Luthi’s worldwide sales are located at Luthi headquarters in Pueblo, Colorado. Service representatives are strategically located in Spain, Thailand, Philippines, the U.S. East and West Coasts and American Samoa. Visit the Contact Us page to get in touch with a Luthi representative.

Solid Pack FAQ

  1. Who uses the Luthi SP Filler?
    All major tuna canneries located in 30 countries around the world.

  2. What is the average filling speed of Luthi SP fillers?
    The SP Filler is designed to operate at up to 350 cans per minute (on 211 cans) packing tuna fish.

  3. What is the fill weight accuracy of the Luthi SP series fillers?
    Luthi SP series fillers normally operate at ±2% of the desired fill weight.

  4. What is the price of a Luthi SP Filler?
    Luthi SP fillers are available for operation lease. Please contact your area representative for details.

Luthi Rotary Filler (LTF) FAQ

  1. What products can be filled with a Luthi Rotary Filler?
    Luthi Rotary Fillers are installed worldwide, packing tuna fish, chicken, turkey, vegetables and pet food.

  2. What is the average filling speed of Luthi Rotary Fillers?
    The rotary filler has achieved speeds of 600 cans per minute on cooked tuna fish and chunk chicken. Speeds will vary depending on the product and the previous operation.

  3. What is the fill weight accuracy of the Luthi Rotary Fillers?
    Luthi Rotary Fillers normally operate at ±2% of the desired fill weight.

  4. What is the price of a Luthi Rotary Filler?
    Luthi Rotary Fillers are available for an operating lease. Please contact your area representative for details.

3MGD Dicer FAQ

  1. What are the main features of the new 3MGD dicer, as compared to the previous models?
    The 3MGD dicer offers:

    • All stainless steel construction
    • Increased head travel; 4 inches, up from 3 inches
    • Greater speed; 240 strokes/min. vs. 100 strokes/min.
    • Greater throughput; 5000 lbs./hr. vs. 1500 lbs./hr.
    • Frequency control
    • UL approved

     

  2. Can the dicers be used with products other than poultry and tuna fish?
    The 3MGD dicers have been used with tempered beef, cooked ground beef, beef log, sausage, bacon, cheese, tofu and pet food.

  3. What is the fill weight accuracy of the Luthi rotary fillers?
    Luthi rotary fillers normally operate at ±2% of the desired fill weight.

  4. How well established is this product line?
    Luthi Machinery has been manufacturing cutters since the early 1960s. 

  5. Are these machines available in North America only?
    No, sales today are fairly evenly divided between North America and the rest of the world.

  6. What is the delivery time?
    As machines are made to customer order, delivery time varies between 60 to 150 days after receipt of order.

  7. What about parts and service?
    Most parts are available for dispatch within 24 hours of order receipt. Due to simplicity of the machine design, a service call is rarely required but can be arranged. Most technical problems can be solved via fax or a telephone call.

  8. Does Luthi Machinery have more than one location or have sales representatives in other cities/countries?
    All cutting machines are sold through our Pueblo, Colorado, sales office. Visit the Contact Us page to get in touch with a Luthi representative.

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