Hobart, a Troy, Ohio-based commercial food equipment manufacturer, has added the Edge13A automatic slicer to its line of medium-duty slicers.

The Edge13A addresses the slicing needs of smaller operations, including independent retailers, delis and restaurants. It features a one-speed, 1/2-horsepower knife driver motor for durability and performance, along with a poly V-belt drive system. It also offers cost savings for maintenance and repair by reducing parts and service time.

"We're excited to expand our EDGE slicer line to include an automatic model," says Julie Heinrichs, product manager for Hobart. "For operations that don't require a heavy-duty slicer, but need to ensure productivity day-to-day, the Edge 13A is a reliable solution that offers consistent results. In addition to its performance, operations can depend on its design for clean, safe use."

The Edge 13A joins the Edge 13 manual slicers that was added to Hobart's offerings in February.