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Smalley’s Gentle Spiral Letdown System

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spiralletdownIntroducing the “NEW” Smalley tote fill unit specifically designed to fill totes efficiently while “LOWERING” the product “GENTLY” into the bin. The system incorporates a stainless steel holding bin mounted on a sturdy tubular construction platform. The product is then “GENTLY” and precisely conveyed from the bin via an electromagnetic feeder on to the constant velocity rotating spiral.

The spiral is specifically designed to maintain a constant conveying speed that will reduce degradation to the product. Once the tote is in position and presented for filling by the roller feed system, the spiral will lower to within a foot of the bottom of the tote, then slowly raise as the product fills the tote, leaving a minimum amount of product free-fall that will in turn reduce the degradation.

The product and tote weight is constantly monitored by load cells sitting directly below the tote. A leveling shaker is also included to condense the volume of the product into the tote. Once the tote reaches the desired weight, the spiral will fully retract and the now filled tote will be conveyed into a staging area while a new tote enters the system.

The control system is state of the art using Allen Bradley components complete with a fully integrated touch screen for easy operation. Our controls shop is UL listed and strictly complies with the latest codes; we will also engineer our controls using components of your preference.

Dependent upon the sanitation requirements, the unit can be manufactured from all stainless steel for complete wash-down, or more economical carbon steel with stainless contact parts.

Equipment Features

  • Compact and robust design.
  • Gentle on your products with components specifically designed and proven to reduce degradation.
  • Fully automated system requiring only loading and unloading of empty or full totes.
  • Tote staging can be increased or decreased depended upon floor space available.
  • Manufactured to meet your sanitation requirements.
  • Proven technology backed by the Smalley name for excellence.
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