We are pleased to confirm another successful Factory Acceptance Test of a Continuous Motion Rotary machine for a major producer of coffee.
The requirements were to fill various types of coffee at fill weights of 170g to 750g into cans at 60 containers per minute.
Whilst utilising a standard machine model, the specification was adapted to meet the clients specific engineering standards, it was also supplied with Allen Bradley controls, IP65 protection and to a Zone 22 ATEX rating.
The equipment included an integrated check-weigher for 100% inspection and “Active Feedback” to manage filling to the Average Weights Legislation, and to greatly minimise product giveaway. A “Piano” reject system was also provided to gently separate any out of tolerance containers without any product spillage.
Turret and head height adjustment were motorised to allow for different size cans with positions saved as part of a product “recipe” to assist with rapid change over between products and formats.
The client had been particularly concerned about the potential of damage to their delicate agglomerated coffee, however we were able to demonstrate with extensive testing that any product degradation was negligible.