Control GMC Inc. is proud to launch its brand new Dual Volumetric Piston Filler, designed specifically for specialty prepared salads. This machine enables food processors to easily and precisely fill those difficult products into various containers. The filler has been designed to respect the integrity of products like raw cabbage and carrot, algae, sauerkraut, coleslaw, grains, legumes and pasta based prepared salads. As for all other Control GMC machines, this filler has been developed with versatility in mind, allowing food packers to use it with several kinds of products and containers.
The concept of this Dual Volumetric Piston Filler is to use two feeding screws located at the bottom of the hopper to push the product into expanding cavities of two dosing chambers with pistons. Once the cavities have expanded to the selected volume, two directional valves turn to redirect the product being pushed by the pistons towards dispensing valves located over the containers. The dispensing valve will cut any food string leftovers along the way to prevent jams and allow clean fill cycles. Since servomotors control both the feeding screws in the hopper and the position of the pistons in the dosing chambers, we can precisely adjust the ratio of rotation of the screws and the movement of the pistons inside the cavities. This allows us to apply constant pressure on the product that goes inside the cavities, which usually would vary depending on the quantity of product in the hopper. We can increase the pressure applied by the feeding screws to compact the product inside the cavities if needed.
With its innovative and reliable design, Control GMC’s new screw fed dual piston filler represents a real asset for specialty prepared salads manufacturers. The fill accuracy and the versatility of this machine translate into direct savings for our customers in the salads and chopped vegetable industries.
Benefits of the filler are as follows:
- Allows easy packaging of a wide variety of products, including raw chopped vegetables.
- Respects product integrity.
- Prevent machine jam.
- Easy to clean, no tools necessary.
- Increased processing speed (50 one lb. cups/minute/lane for coleslaw in vinegar-based dressing).
- Increased fill accuracy (5g per stroke).
- Better control on product compression.
- Minimizes product loss.
We are confident this new filler, combined with our flexible packaging line, will handle your various container formats and provide an optimal solution to your packaging needs. See Control GMC Inc. whole product line at www.controlgmc.com