Compact Multi-Fill Batch Feeder Reduces Manual Labor
West Jordan, Utah, USA-based Multi-Fill Inc. is offering a batch feeder to complement multi-purpose volumetric fillers and provide a handling solution for bulk small food items such as cooked pasta, rice, and vegetables. The equipment meters a continuous flow of product to the hopper of volumetric fillers, thereby reducing the amount of manual labor involved in keeping the hopper full. It can be fed with a post dumper, conveyor or chute from a second floor or high platform.
The compact machine can be mounted directly onto the frame of a Multi-Fill volumetric filler and controlled through the HMI of the filler. The batch feeder automatically speeds up and slows down with the filler as the line increases or decreases in speed. A stand-alone version of the unit is also available, and existing fillers can be retrofitted with a batch feeder.
First in, first out flow ensures freshness and helps maintain product appearance and integrity. There is no chance tunneling damage, which is a common problem with augers or other transport devices.
Quick release components allow operators to rapidly disassemble, clean and reassemble the equipment without tools, as the cabinet swings away from the filler for easy access.