Several pieces of meat are placed on the infeed conveyor, which is equipped with a buffer function. They arrive via a weigh conveyor at a flexible mould. The top unit with the C-shaped mould moves downwards and forms the meat in the U-shaped mould into an oval cross section. The meat is then pressed lengthwise, so that it achieves its perfect shape. The plug advance and end-stop plate determine the slice thickness based on the target weight.