RNA has launched a high speed feeding system designed to eliminate the problems normally associated with handling sachets and pouches.
SpaceFeeder provides a long-needed solution to the handling of flexible packaged products, which are now growing in importance, especially in the food & snacks and process packaging sectors.
SpaceFeeder has been developed by Swiss friction feeder specialists Rontech and will be marketed by RNA in the UK and Ireland. The revolutionary design is capable of feeding at speed of up to 300 parts per minute and boasts quick and simple changeover between differing products. The capacity to easily accept changed or new products provides a genuinely future-proof investment.
Each system is constructed of stainless steel and food grade materials, suitable for full wash down environments. Bulk parts are simply loaded into a storage hopper and gently elevated and fed onto the upper level of the system, where separation and singulation begins.
Intelligent servo driven roller sections progressively space the product until the desired “gap” between products is achieved. Each roller segment is controlled independently, precise spacing of up to 1mm can be consistently attained, before onward transfer to the downstream processing line.
The high speed system has been designed so that the roller
segments have no critical guarding issues and noise emissions are kept at low levels. SpaceFeeder is fitted with a compact HMI for control of the desired distance between products.
RNA Managing Director Stuart Brettell commented, “we are delighted to add the SpaceFeeder to our range of premium products. We know from conversations with our customers that there is a real demand for this solution. The speed, flexibility and simplicity of the system, is ideally suited to current day requirements and the ability to handle short production runs and multi-bag operations is a key benefit. Typically this system would replace manually intensive operations and customer pay back results have been very impressive”.
If you are interested in more details of SpaceFeeder or have a process that needs improving please contact Andy Perks on 0121 749 2566.