The FEC40 offered by Fette Compacting achieves an output of up to 400,000 capsules per hour. Therefore, process requirements also increase significantly in terms of transporting the capsules. The pneumatic conveyor system offered by our Nilfisk partner represents a safe and efficient solution.
Nilfisk not only develops highly-specialized cleaning equipment, the company also designs and builds a range of machines and accessories for use in the food and pharmaceutical sector. This specialist offers standardized conveyor systems for both capsule filling and tableting.
Constant pressurized air in a closed system
The conveyor model 9505/2 works pneumatically: with the aid of a controlled pressurized air system, the capsules are transported smoothly by the buffer through a stainless steel pipe to the receiver hopper on the capsule filling machine without them opening during transport. "Our system does not contain any moving parts, and is free of flaps, valves and other obstacles", explains Leonardo Bianco, Marketing Director Industrial Vacuum Solutions at Nilfisk. "The receiver hopper is designed so as to gently reduce the capsule speed."
Automated product handling
Fette Compacting uses the Nilfisk conveyor system for the FEC40. "We have a high regard for the experience availed of by Nilfisk in handling products and we also use the equipment in our test center in Schwarzenbek", claims Johan Van Evelghem, Business Development Manager at Fette Engineering. "The pneumatic sliding system replaces manual operation in the case of the FEC40." Two capsule conveyors are available for the FEC40 prototypes in the process room at Standard Process in the USA, with each one loading one side of the machine.
Easy to use
Easy operation is the goal pursued by both companies. A great advantage of the conveyor system is the easy installation. All that is required is the power supply and a connection to electric signals. The FEC40 is similarly easy to operate, thanks to its ergonomic TRI.EASY design by Fette Compacting. "For customers, it is also decisive that we as machine manufacturers are also available on site and worldwide for queries relating to the process equipment", adds Johan Van Evelghem, with reference to the service claim by Fette Compacting.