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Variable Multi-head Depositor

Variable Multi-head 2–4 Lane Volumetric Sauce Depositor

Proving once again our expertise in depositor design and technology, we have just completed the manufacture of a variable multi-head depositor to fill sachets with a variety of sauces that contain particulates.

The requirement was for a dosing range of 30g to 200g per lane and compatible with filling hot or cold products from 4°C – 92°C

A major design feature and a demonstration of M&P’s ability to innovate, is the selectable lanes, which enables the depositor to run 2, 3 or 4 lane sachet lines.

Due to the configuration of the existing production line, the depositor needed to fill vertically to allow integration with the product sachet former. Our design team met this challenge by further developing our innovative volume control mechanism to give better vertical control and a more robust design.

Our attention to detail has resulted in a volume control mechanism with reduced stress for even greater durability.

Two identical multi-head depositors and a cleaning station completed the order for our customer. The cleaning station can clean both machines at the same time, or be used on rotation to prevent production line downtime.

 

If you have a depositor requirement you would like to discuss, please complete our contact form, alternatively call us on +(44) 0161 872 8378

Variable Lane Multi-head Depositor

Variable Lane Multi-head Depositor

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New Jam Filler Increases Production

When it was time for a line upgrade, a major UK producer of jams and preserves turned to M&P Engineering to supply a tailor made solution.

Many product formulations have to be run on a single machine at speeds of around 300 cpm, so a flexible easy to operate machine was required.

M&P supplied a 21-head machine in a format that meant minimal alteration to the existing line layout. This included manufacturing a specially modified base to accommodate unusually low conveyor heights and an equally low ceiling! As is commonplace these days, reducing the length of changeover times was critical, so the machine was fitted with quick release change parts, motorised height adjustment and PLC controlled changeover. The general philosophy of the machine is that the operator, without the need to call for engineers should easily deal with change over and running issues.

Installation and commissioning was undertaken as a joint project between customer and our own engineers, who conducted in-depth training for the operators and maintenance staff. This approach has resulted in a smooth and hassle free transition to today’s situation where line speeds are almost double that achieved on the old machine.

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Vinegar Filler for Kuwait

A long-term customer of M&P, based in Kuwait, has taken delivery of a new 8-head rotary piston filler for filling a range of bottles with vinegar.

The machine was specified to be quick and easy to change over, to eliminate glass breakage that occurs on the current machine and to ensure no product spillage occurs. In order to achieve these objectives, the machine has been supplied with motorised height and volume adjustment linked to a PLC to provide “one-touch” container change-over in a matter of seconds.

The use of a volumetric filling system has meant that the glass need not come in contact with the machine as is required with conventional vacuum fillers. This coupled with rising platforms for a bottom up fill means that repeatability and accuracy comes guaranteed.

The new machine lines up alongside other units supplied by M&P engineering nearly twenty years ago which are still operating to the customers full satisfaction. The availability, worldwide, for spares from our spares department ensures that all machines supplied by us can be kept in optimal operating condition.

Contact our sales department to discuss your requirements.