Riggs Autopack Ltd is launching its servo control depositors and filling machines at this year’s PPMA Show. Visitors to the Lancashire company’s stand will see a twin servo control unit which demonstrates the advantages of the advanced control features to give greater deposit control within a recipe-based HMI screen. There is reduced down-time on set-up between product changeover with one touch, pre-set recipe selection and repeatable re-selection of the fill speed and weight to suit each product and container size with recipes. Less reliance is placed on the operator in the set-up of the depositor, therefore reducing possible human error.
Data extraction is available for reports and analysis with feedback from third party equipment (check weigher, metal detector) and there is reduced cost of electric over compressed air (needs calculating).
Greater Control is achieved as follows:
Slow start / ramp up / slow finish control to increase the effective depositing of difficult food products or into awkwardly shaped containers; fine tune increment weight + / – during cycles without need to stop machine;
feedback and automatic adjustment via weigh check cell; automatic synchronisation or alternate strokes of individual pump stroke on multi-pump applications. Multi-head machines will all work at the same time and will not be held back by slowest depositor. Varying viscosity products have no effect on the speed of the depositing so the volume should remain constant. Multi-shot function from a single prime stroke to reduce cycle times. Greater synchronization with other equipment such as dipping heads, rise on fill, swirl or decorating heads. Also, on display will be a PLC control twin head automatic filling machine with conveyor, and a selection of semi-automatic filling machines and transfer pumps with pneumatic control designed for small to medium scale food production. Typical goods manufactured using Riggs Autopack’s depositors and filling machines include jam, marmalade, pickles, chutney, relish, honey, condiments, sauces, dips, dressings, marinades, smoothies, soup, ready meals, coleslaw, pate, quiche, sandwich and pie fillings, dairy, bakery and seafood products, cake and dessert ingredients.
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