James P. Navin, President of Spee-Dee Packaging Machinery, Inc., recently announced that the company will be featuring a four lane Multi-Axis 3600 Series Digitronic Auger Filler at Pack Expo Las Vegas – Booth #3208. The show is slated for September 26 – September 28, 2011, and will be held at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
Timm Johnson, Vice President Sales/Marketing, explained that Spee-Dee’s versatile Multi-Axis system is ideal for accurately filling a variety of dry food products, including drink mixes, cocoa, soup mixes and coffee, into rigid containers. The latest version developed by the Spee-Dee team will deliver product from a common hopper with dual infeed flow. Increasing the number of delivery lanes available significantly enhances productivity, making it ideal for high output production environments. “In addition, this user-friendly unit incorporates a drawer slide feature that allows the filling head to be moved away from the conveyor. This provides immediate access to tooling, dramatically simplifying product changeover, cleaning and system maintenance functions,” he revealed.
The Spee-Dee Multi-Axis may be configured to accommodate as few as two or as many as twelve lanes, with a distance between fill tubes as close as 2.75″ on center, toaccommodate specific application requirements. Each axis has its own servo motor. This allows operators to complete separate setups and adjustments for each lane to compensate for differences in hopper head pressure. As a result, all lanes dispense equally. To meet changing production mandates, lanes may be easily shut down.
Controlling the Multi-Axis auger filler is simplified through the use of a highly intuitive full color touch screen interface that boasts easy to read graphics, pop-up menus, and the ability to make adjustments while filling is in progress, without shutting down the line. Allen-Bradley platforms are available.
Spee-Dee® Packaging Machinery, Inc. is a premier quality manufacturer of equipment to measure and fill dry products into consumer size containers (bags, bottles, pouches, cans and cartons). Spee-Dee was a pioneer in the development and manufacture of both servo auger and servo volumetric cup fillers. Spee-Dee Packaging Machinery serves a global base of clients in diverse market segments, including the food, chemical, pharmaceutical and agricultural industries. Now in its fourth decade, the company boasts a star-studded client roster of industry giants and Fortune 500 companies. A history of innovative electrical and mechanical design and programming, coupled with advanced technology and unparalleled customer service, support Spee-Dee Packaging Machinery’s position as an industry leader. For more information, please contact Timm Johnson, Vice President, Sales/Marketing, Spee-Dee Packaging Machinery, Inc., 1360 Grandview Parkway, Sturtevant, WI 53177 USA, toll free 877-375-2121 (US only), 262-886-4402 or fax 262-886-5502. Send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, and view Spee-Dee’s family of equipment solutions at www.spee-dee.com.