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This content was submitted directly to this Web site by the supplier.Video | March 9, 2011
Video demo shows tool-less changeover for servo-driven rotary auger fillerSpee-Dee's Rotary Auger Filler is designed to accurately fill a broad cross section of products, such as spices, non-dairy creamers, coffee and cornstarch, into a variety of bottles and other rigid containers at rates of 100 to 400 units per minute.
The Rotary Filler’s all servo driven design facilitates easy phasing of timing screws, turret stars, and auger filler electronically, which eliminates the time and expense associated with mechanical adjustments. The system stores turret/timing screw position when the unit is shut down and automatically re-homes after an e-stop condition when the system is restarted. Servo technology also promotes enhanced performance of the unit’s No Container/No Fill feature because it enables the auger to stop more quickly. Continuous checkweigh feedback facilitates automatic adjustments to improve fill accuracy rates, further maximizing the efficiency of the filling process.
The Spee-Dee design team developed a unique turret configuration that enables it to be quickly and easily disassembled into separate components without the use of tools. The system’s unique design enables users to cost-effectively address changes in packaging height, diameter or shape through the use of interchangeable plastic container adapters. Only one set of funnels is required. Funnels, adapters and other change parts are all no-tool quick disconnect, which dramatically improves the speed and efficiency of product changeover and cleaning operations. A clear system base allows operators to visually inspect the unit during operation, while all programming and diagnostic functions are efficiently managed through the use of an Allen-Bradley control system.