This automatic machine is designed for filling and lid closing of butter and spreads products such as butter, margarine, spreads, fats, pastes, chocolate spreads, peanut butter etc., which must be preheated before filling and continuously stirred to maintain a uniform consistency and temperature. The product is heated in the feed hopper prior the filling. After product heating, it is filled into the containers indexed by the starwheel. The filled containers are moved to the lid closing station where the lid is placed on the container and pressed to it.
Prior to filling, such products as butter or spread should be heated to lower their viscosity. Heating and stirring system continuously heats and stirs the product to maintain a uniform consistency and temperature.
The empty containers are destacked by a vacuum cup system from the empty containers magazine and indexed by the starwheel towards the filling station.
The preheated paste product is filled into the containers through the custom nozzle having multiple holes to ensure uniform filling of the paste product. The materials used for filling product are food-grade plastics and stainless steel. After the required amount of product came out, the nozzle is closed with the special rotary shut-off means.
The lids are automatically destacked and dispenced from the lid magazine by a vacuum cup system and transferred to be placed under the container to be closed.
The filled containers are indexed by the starwheel towards the lid closing station where the lid is applied onto the container and pressed to it.
The filled containers are indexed by the star wheel towards the outfeed conveyor and elevated to the upper level of the starwheel and then pushed out onto the outfeed conveyor.
After filling and lid closing, the containers are transferred by outfeed conveyor for further processing steps: applying of sleeve or labeling, and printing of product data on it.