Spee-Dee® Auger Filler Conversion Kit to be Shown at 2011 Pack Expo Las Vegas

Sturtevant, Wis. — James P. Navin, President of Spee-Dee® Packaging Machinery, Inc., announced that the company will be featuring an enhanced version of the Servo 3600 Auger Filler Conversion Kit at this year’s Pack Expo Las Vegas, September 26 – September 28, 2011, at the Las Vegas Convention Center – Booth #3208.  “Spee-Dee’s Conversion Kit transforms an existing clutch/brake unit into a high performing servo system.  This allows companies to obtain all the cost saving benefits of a direct drive auger at a price substantially less than the purchase of new equipment,” Navin commented.

Timm Johnson, Vice President, Sales/Marketing, explained that the popular Conversion Kit may be utilized to upgrade virtually any clutch/brake auger filler unit within the marketplace.  Recently, Spee-Dee began incorporating an Allen-Bradley PLC as standard equipment in the conversion kit.  “This provides our customers with a significant advantage as it enables them to network the unit with existing Allen-Bradley controlled units, maximizing efficiency and consistency throughout the plant.  Individual pieces of equipment may be coupled so that they are controlled by a single PLC and one touch screen.  Replacement parts are commercially available worldwide to ensure quick and easy maintenance.” he revealed.

 In the conversion process, the column, head casting, agitator system, hopper and cover, and auger tooling of the clutch/brake unit are all economically retained, reducing expense.  In addition, a company’s maintenance staff can complete the upgrade within a few hours without the use of special tooling.  Spee-Dee® also offers the convenience of performing the upgrade for no additional charge beyond the unit price and shipping.  A standard 7″ full color touch screen operator interface is incorporated, which enables the operator to control and change fill parameters while the machine is running,

Spee-Dee® Packaging Machinery, Inc. is a premier quality manufacturer of equipment to measure and fill dry products into consumer size containers (bags, bottles, pouches, cans and cartons).  Spee-Dee was a pioneer in the development and manufacture of both servo auger and servo volumetric 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 fourth 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 USA, toll free 877-375-2121 (US only),

262-886-4402 or fax 262-886-5502.  Send e-mail to info@spee-dee.com, and view Spee-Dee’s family of equipment solutions at www.spee-dee.com.