New Spee-Dee® Advanced Volumetric System Dramatically Increases Productivity

New Spee-Dee® Advanced Volumetric System Dramatically Increases Productivity

Sturtevant, Wis. — James P. Navin, President of Spee-Dee® Packaging Machinery, Inc., recently introduced the company’s latest innovation, the Advanced Volumetric System. “Our new Spee-Dee Advanced Volumetric System is the first in the industry to control both weight and volume in dry filling,” he revealed.

Demonstrations of the revolutionary filling system garnered rave reviews at its debut at Pack Expo in Chicago. Timm Johnson, Vice President, Sales/Marketing, noted that the unprecedented ability to fill dry products by volume and weight has been long awaited. “The Spee-Dee Advanced Volumetric System is another step in our continuing quest to enhance the productivity and profitability of our customers. It is ideal for those who are challenged with products that shift density during a packaging run,” he emphasized. Packagers of items such as cereal, nuts, trail mix, coffee and candy have been among the first to include the new system in their operations.

In explaining the technology underlying the Advanced Volumetric System, Johnson underscored the efficiency gains customers realize from the Spee-Dee-Set Volume Adjustment Motor and in-line scale configuration. “Package weights gathered by the in-line scale are fed back to the PLC, averaged and compared to target weights.” He continued, “The PLC is programmed to quickly and precisely regulate volume utilizing the servo volume adjustment, thereby preventing fills from falling below minimum as well as eliminating overfills. The results are greatly improved repeatability and a reduction in target weight. The most dramatic effect is the marked decrease in product giveaway. And that,” Johnson stressed, “always translates to increased profitability.”

The Spee-Dee® Advanced Volumetric System, which deletes the need for an expensive, high maintenance combination scale, includes a single Allen-Bradley PLC to control both the filler and scale. The design is elegant in its simplicity and enables easy disassembling for clean up and quick product changeover. In keeping with the Spee-Dee philosophy of easy parts availability and maintenance, components for the filling and weighing operations are non-proprietary.

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, and visit Spee-Dee Packaging Machinery’s Web site at