CHICAGO — The new GSP HDi-W slicer from Joppa, Maryland-based Bizerba North America features touchscreen technology unique to the industry, says Robert Slykhuis, the company’s president and CEO.

First introduced in late 2017, Bizerba highlighted the latest model of the manual gravity feed  slicer, featuring design changes, at the 2018 National Restaurant Association Show.

The GSP HDi-W touchscreen allows workers to preset orders by weight or number of slices, Slykhuis says. In addition, a knob on the slicer lets employees know whether it’s been safely locked for cleaning. A green light means the slicer is safe, a red light means it’s not.

The slicer also features smart technology that alerts users when the slicer needs to be sharpened.