The model ECOPAST 74 ensures optimal product quality, longer shelf life and increased cost-effectiveness in the production of various sausage products. Since the vacuum packages do not expand, this machine works with comparably low spacing between the levels of trays. If the application calls for taller packaging sizes, a model with larger spacing can be selected. Optionally, an energy recovery system can be employed to reduce energy consumption. Drying stations and conveyor systems for the feed-in and discharge of the product can be offered to meet project-specific requirements.