Automation cuts sausage handling costs by up to 60%

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Multivac has developed a new system for automated infeeding
Multivac has developed a new system for automated infeeding

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A system for the automated infeeding, loading and packing of straight and uniform sausages has been developed by Multivac.

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. 

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