Thanks to Packaging World for publishing the following piece about our unique new Falcon Net weight liquid filling machine . You can read the full piece here.
Incorporating the Shemesh Deenex denester as well as a parallel servo-driven indexing conveyor for maximizing throughput potential, the Falcon offers many benefits that can increase efficiency levels significantly. It has been developed primarily to target the chemical sector. However, the creative design also makes it suitable for filling food, such as tubs of tahini and hummus.
Shemesh has applied decades of engineering expertise to combine a unique sequence of technologies that can load, sort, fill, and package a variety of cleaning agents, creams, and pastes. Using gravity or other positive displacement methods of filling ensures almost pin-point net weight accuracy. There are many materials that are sensitive to specific gravity changes due to temperature and this new filling equipment will accurately control the net weight to help manufacturers comply with legislation
Shemesh’s Falcon PLC and HMI controls both the filler and the denester that essentially creates a single combined unit. The Falcon is also easily and rapidly adjustable. All parts are tool-less for quicker changeover, and manufactured from high grade, robust stainless steel. Changeover times are less than 15 min – a massive benefit for more niche producers switching between product lines more frequently.
Optional features include an agitator and a double jacket heated liquid tank and heated nozzles at set temperatures of up to 95˚ which allows materials that must stay at a certain temperature to remain liquified through the packing process. Full CIP automatically controlled from the HMI is another option for all Shemesh fillers, the Falcon included.
Flexibility, accuracy and speed are key to packaging efficiency for every material that is sold by weight. The Falcon net weight filler can be customised to suit many types of filling methods. For example, it can be designed to include more or less filling stations, weighing or load cells for each platform. Positioned right under the nozzles, a blister pack for example will be sitting on top of the load cell to establish the weight. Once it hits the target weight it stops automatically with the accuracy of plus or minus 0.2% (by weight). This means that every filling station can be controlled independently as each has its own load cell.
You can see the original article, which was published on 10/8/22 here