Food Packer & Processor Intl: Shemesh Launches Falcon

Falcon Net Weight Filling Machine

Shemesh’s FALCON Net Weigh Liquid Filling Machine was the subject of an article in the September/October edition of Food Packer & Processor International. You can read the full piece on pg 38 here.

Shemesh launches the FALCON Net Weight Liquid Filling Machine

Viscous and abrasive materials present some of the most challenging applications for filling machines. But now there is a brand-new solution on the market that can handle the toughest products: the new and unique Falcon, a high-speed net weight filler from Shemesh Automation, is a game changer.

Incorporating the Shemesh Deenex denester as well as a unique parallel servo-driven indexing conveyor for maximizing throughput potential, the innovative 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 VP Global Sales & Business Development, Yonatan Levy, says the Falcon is built for long-term durability, avoiding the common problem of degradation of machine parts by harsh materials.

He explained: “This machine was built to handle the toughest materials out there. What sets it apart from its competitors is its parallel infeed system, which is used to maximise the throughput from the denester. The Falcon filler handles problematic materials seamlessly and accurately. The tank and nozzles design guarantees that the liquid path is free from any kind of mechanical parts such as pistons and seals which can suffer from wear and tear because of the abrasiveness of certain materials.”

Shemesh’s Falcon PLC and HMI controls both the filler and the denester which 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 minutes – a massive benefit for more niche producers switching between product lines more frequently.

Optional features from Shemesh 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.

You can read the original article, which was published on pg 38 of the September/October 2022 edition here.