Spee-Dee® Maximizes Productivity With Innovative Digitronic® 4500 Series Net Weigh Auger Filler

Spee-Dee® Maximizes Productivity With Innovative Digitronic® 4500 Series Net Weigh Auger Filler

Sturtevant, Wis. — James P. Navin, President of Spee-Dee® Packaging Machinery, Inc., recently announced the introduction of the 4500 Series Digitronic® Net Weigh Auger Filler for bulk ingredient packagers who serve the food processing industry. “Our newest entry to the extensive Spee-Dee Packaging Machinery product line made its debut at PACK EXPO in Chicago,” Navin stated.

Timm Johnson, Vice President, Sales/Marketing, described Spee-Dee’s latest innovation. “The high torque servo motor drive of the 4500 Net Weigh Series greatly increases the speed and efficiency of the filling operation for processors who fill bulk product into containers up to 50 pounds. The 4500 Net Weigh series utilizes the bulk/dribble method to easily fill dry powders in bags, boxes and bag-in-box applications, ideally suiting it for ingredient manufacturers.”

Further describing features and benefits, Johnson stated, “The hopper is a full 25 inches in diameter and 26 inches tall, dwarfing standard units. The tooling is 5 inches in diameter, more than 50% larger than our standard 3.25 inch 3500 Series Auger Filler tooling. A regular hopper holds 2 cu. ft. of product, but the 4500 Series hopper has a 5 cu. ft. capacity, an increase that significantly impacts throughput. In addition, there is a large surge hopper above the auger hopper to maintain more product in the queue. Total cycle times of 15 seconds are far faster than with other available equipment,” he concluded.

Other features of the Spee-Dee® 4500 Series Digitronic® Net Weigh Auger Filler include an adjustable height dust shroud that moves vertically to cover the top of boxes being filled. Spee-Dee will also supply optional bag clamps, infeed conveyors, power roller conveyors, outfeed conveyors and stainless steel stands. Allen-Bradley based control packages are standard for this unit, but alternate control packages are available for specific applications.

Spee-Dee® Packaging Machinery, Inc. is a premier quality manufacturer of equipment to measure and fill dry products in consumer size containers (bags, bottles, pouches, cans and cartons). Spee-Dee is the only company to supply both auger and volumetric fillers, and the only company that supplies servo drives for auger and 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 third 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, toll free 877-375-2121, 262-886-4402 or fax 262-886-5502. Send e-mail to info@spee-dee.com, and visit Spee-Dee Packaging Machinery’s Web site at www.spee-dee.com.