The Multivac Centrifuge Feeder (MCF) can be integrated into packaging lines and enables handling costs to be reduced by up to 60% compared with manual loading, claims the company.
Sausages are transported via an inclined conveyor to a centrifuge plate that is constantly turning. There, they are orientated at the outside edge by centrifugal force and are taken up individually from the centrifuge ring.
A ‘V’ conveyor then transports them to a downstream compartment conveyor that carries each product – individually and precisely aligned in a separate compartment – to the handling module.
There, a gripper picks up set numbers of sausages and loads them into the pack cavity.
Up to 600 sausages a minute can be separated and loaded by the centrifuge feeder.
The output of the MCF can be adjusted as required via the rotation speed of 30 to 60 revolutions a minute.
For more information, contact Multivac.