SPX Butter Unwrapper

Tuesday, 01 July, 2014 | Supplied by: SPX Flow Inc



Butter typically arrives into a processing facility boxed and wrapped in around 25 kg units. Before any reworking, melting or other downstream processes can be carried out, it needs to be de-boxed and unwrapped. Once de-boxed, the SPX Butter Unwrapper machine takes away the manual lifting associated with removing the plastic covering around the large blocks of butter.

Suitable for use with the butter bulks entering a processing line, the system can also be utilised for a multitude of other heavy packaged products. The machine is controlled using a PLC with an intuitive touchscreen operator interface. Its ergonomic design ensures easy installation without need for additional platforms or seating. Conveniently placed panels with push-buttons further enable safe and efficient operation of the system.

The de-boxed butter is received into the Butter Unwrapper on an inlet conveyor belt. A table, operated by air, turns and manipulates the block of butter to enable the operator to unwrap it without lifting. Unwrapped butter then leaves the machine on another conveyor belt, which is connected to the required downstream processes. The machine incorporates sensors to monitor the position of the butter bulks and communications to interface with upstream and downstream equipment.

The system is not fully automated, meaning an operator can ensure that no remnants of plastic remain when unwrapping the butter and enabling initial visual inspection of the butter entering the overall process to ensure there are no obvious quality issues.

Online: www.spxflow.com/au
Phone: 03 9589 9222.
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