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Urschel - Micro Adjustable Shape Cuts SL14

Urschel has long offered targeted cutting solutions to the global community of leading food processors — adapting to the requirements of individual applications and continuing to grow in the company's engineering and manufacturing expertise through each endeavor.

As a result of this adaptive cutting technology approach, Urschel now introduces a new slicing concept — meet the MicroAdjustable® Slicing Head (SL-14).

The SL-14 is offered in two styles – one features micro-adjustability, while the other features micro-adjustability plus quick-clamping technology to expedite knife changeovers. This 14-station cutting head offers nearly double the capacity of an 8-shoe head.

The new design incorporates ideal, carefully crafted spacing of cutting stations to maximize slice engagement.


  • Tool-free and expedited knife changeovers — with no fasteners and little to no tools needed. With proven quick-clamping (patent pending) technology, changeovers are as fast or even faster than an 8-station head.
  • At 35 lb (16 kg) with built-in lifting handles, the SL-14 is adeptly removed and replaced.
  • 14 identical, ideally-spaced cutting stations maximize slice engagement to amplify productivity — almost double the capacity. Modular block design does not incorporate shims or shoes.
  • Stationary (fixed) knife position — the knife holder and knife-edge remain fixed during micro-adjustments and throughout production runs.
  • Delivers maximum cutting action with 14 cutting stations versus the fully-adjustable, standard head with 8 cutting stations — almost doubling the capacity.
  • Expedient knife changeovers - quick-release clamping mechanism (patent pending) expedites changeovers – with little to no tools needed.
  • Quick-set slice thickness with a simple turn of the adjustable screws.
  • Maintains strict tolerances throughout production runs with the ability to easily micro-adjust slices using top/bottom adjustable screws by flexing the adjustable gate while the knife holder/knife edge remain in a fixed position.
  • Fits in place of standard double-ring, double-adjustment heads using self-locking lower ring. No need for any special adapter. Uses standard impeller or new, optional grooved impeller.
  • Lightweight 35 lb (16 kg) with built-in handles to ease lifting
  • New modular block design does not incorporate shims or shoes; 14 sets of identical blocks surround the head with ideal spacing to actively maximize slice engagement.
  • Slice range: While the standard 8-shoe head offers a full range of slice thickness adjustment up to .500" (12.7 mm), the new SL-14 offers simple, micro-adjustability in a range of .033" (.8 mm) as outlined on back cover.
  • Smooth slice surface leads to minimal micro-cracking, oil absorption, and starch loss.
  • Offers inexpensive knife holders and clamps that are easily replaced when rock damage occurs.
  • Different knives are available to extend runtimes, and reduce the number of knife changes. Specially crafted sanitary stainless steel knife features increased production longevity through greater durability, corrosive-resistance, and sharpening capability.
  • Widely tested on all sizes of potatoes and a variety of other products with successful results.
  • Patented, optional grooved-style impeller improves feeding rate and minimizes scrap by reducing repeated misengagement with smaller potatoes, while also effectively stabilizing larger potatoes to deter tapered slices.

Type of Cuts:

​MicroAdjustable Slicing Heads offer maximum flexibility. Choose to run in optimal, precision mode to yield ideal slices, or run in the extended mode, depending on targeted production requirements.

Flat Slice

Slice thickness ranging from .030 – .203" (.760 – 5.16 mm) are produced when a flat slicing head is used.

6 heads available in thickness ranges listed below:

  • Optimal .040 – .060" (1.02 – 1.52 mm) or Extended .030 – .063" (.76 – 1.60 mm)
  • Optimal .060 – .080" (1.52 – 2.03 mm) or Extended .050 – .083" (1.3 – 2.11 mm)
  • Optimal .090 – .110" (2.29 – 2.79 mm) or Extended .080 – .113" (2.03 – 2.87 mm)
  • Optimal .120 – .140" (3.05 – 3.56 mm) or Extended .110 – .143" (2.79 – 3.63 mm)
  • Optimal .150 – .170" (3.81 – 4.32 mm) or Extended .140 – .173" (3.56 – 4.39 mm)
  • Optimal .180 – .200" (4.57 – 5.08 mm) or Extended .170 – .203" (4.32 – 5.16 mm)

V Slice

.125" V SLICE .125" (3.2 mm) V Slice has 8 complete “v’s” to the inch. Depth of “v”(B) is .050" (1.3 mm). Slice thickness (A) ranges from .045 – .100" (1.0 – 2.5 mm); Centers (C): .125" (3.2 mm) Optimal .055 – .075" (1.40 – 1.91 mm) or Extended .045 – .078" (1.14 – 1.98 mm)

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