New Vacuum Tooling from Spee-Dee Stops Drips and Clumps for Clean Seals and More Profit
STURTEVANT, Wis., (October 27, 2015) — The new Vacuum Tooling option for augers from Spee-Dee Packaging Machinery provides a clean cut-off of product with no drips when filling.
Inadvertent clumps of product that drip between fills compromise the quality of package seals, aesthetically look sloppy and lead to lost revenue. Vacuum Tooling solves this problem on vertical form fill seal machines as it literally stops free-flowing and semi-free flowing mixes from dripping between fills – and it does so with no moving parts. See video of Vacuum Tooling in action by clicking: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7hm_HCsceJA
Vacuum Tooling works by using a dual funnel system that combines a screen and vacuum to instantly stop the flow of product between fills. The filler’s auger fits inside a central funnel, which has a multi-layer screen at the bottom. This all fits inside the outer vacuum funnel. When vacuum pressure is engaged, air is drawn through the filter to densify the powder. This vacuum action holds the product inside the tube and stops the flow of product.
An important feature of our Vacuum Tooling is that it has no moving parts. Other devices use pneumatic doors that open and close. But when filling at a rate of 50 to 60 bags per minute, the constant opening and closing leads to wear and tear of hinges, welds and other mechanical devices. With Vacuum Tooling, there’s no moving parts; nothing to break, which means lower maintenance, increased up time and potentially higher fill rates.
Features and benefits of Vacuum Tooling include:
• Vacuum control box includes an air driven vacuum pump, filters, vacuum gauge and compressed air gauge
• Heavy-duty 304 stainless steel construction for superior strength and long-lasting durability
• Sintered mesh stainless steel multi layer screen creates a precise vacuum chamber; ensures an absolute cut-off of product flow
For more information on the new Vacuum Tooling, visit www.spee-dee.com or call 877-375-2121 to speak to a Spee-Dee representative.
Spee-Dee® Packaging Machinery, Inc. is an industry leading supplier of dry product filling system solutions for the food, pharmaceutical and chemical industries. Since the 1981, companies from around the world have turned to Spee-Dee for greatly improved efficiency and productivity. For more information about our dry product auger fillers, visit Spee-Dee’s web site at www.spee-dee.com or call 877-375-2121.