Spee-Dee® Introduces Low Profile 3500 Series Digitronic® Auger Filler

Spee-Dee® Introduces Low Profile 3500 Series Digitronic® Auger Filler

Sturtevant, Wis. — James P. Navin, President of Spee-Dee® Packaging Machinery, Inc., recently announced the debut of the Low Profile 3500 Series Digitronic® Auger Filler. As one of the most progressive manufacturers in the industry, Spee-Dee’s objective was to respond to the challenge of packagers with limited headroom on their filling lines. “In our ongoing quest for improved production efficiencies, an unwavering customer focus enables us to creatively adapt our research and development to best fulfill the requirements of the market segments we serve,” Navin stressed.

The innovative Low Profile Auger Filler is a full 10 inches shorter than the standard Spee-Dee Servo 3500 Digitronic Auger Filler, making it ideal for applications in which vertical space is at a premium. The Low Profile unit delivers the same efficient operation as the original 3500 Series Auger Filler, based on the superiority of servo technology. Included in the new configuration are a Standard Touch Screen Operator Interface, which is designed for optimum functionality and ease of use, and a Product Memory Menu in which all products are stored under names utilizing alphanumeric characters rather than confusing codes.

According to Timm Johnson, Spee-Dee Vice President, Sales/Marketing, the corporation’s constant efforts to assist customers in maximizing production and decreasing waste precipitated the new design. “We recognized that a 10 inch difference in height may be significant in the layout of a production line. Since equipment is updated much more often than buildings, re-configuring our Servo 3500 Digitronic Auger Filler provides a practical solution to those who want to add our Auger Filler to their line, but are limited in the amount of space available. It can be very costly to enlarge an existing production space, or elevate a low ceiling. In many plants, the space above the fillers is already in use for other equipment or accessories.”

Johnson explained the new orientation of the Low Profile 3500 Series Auger Filler’s components. “Spee-Dee® designers rotated the motor to accommodate height sensitive installations,” he commented. “The inverted servo motor is mounted on the rear of the head, and is joined with the auger shaft through the use of a pulley and timing belt.”

“Each Spee-Dee Servo 3500 Digitronic® Auger Filler, no matter its configuration,” Johnson continued, “offers dry product packagers the cost benefit of servo equipment: a dramatic decrease in both downtime and the expense of replacement parts as compared to clutch/brake machines. In addition, servo technology provides repeatable, accurate filling cycles, saving expensive product, and thus increasing profitability.”

Spee-Dee® Packaging Machinery, Inc. is a premier quality manufacturer of equipment to measure and fill dry products in consumer size containers (bags, bottles, pouches, cans and cartons). Spee-Dee Packaging is the only company to supply both auger and volumetric fillers, and the only company that supplies servo drives for auger and cup fillers. Spee-Dee Packaging serves a global base of clients in diverse market segments, including the food, chemical, pharmaceutical and agricultural industries. Now in its third decade, the company boasts a star-studded client roster of industry giants and Fortune 500 companies. A history of innovative electrical and mechanical design and programming, coupled with advanced technology and unparalleled customer service, support Spee-Dee Packaging Machinery’s position as an industry leader.

For more information, please contact Timm Johnson, Vice President, Sales/Marketing, Spee-Dee Packaging Machinery, Inc., 1360 Grandview Parkway, Sturtevant, WI 53177, toll free 877-375-2121, 262-886-4402 or fax 262-886-5502. Send e-mail to info@spee-dee.com, and visit Spee-Dee Packaging Machinery’s Web site at www.spee-dee.com.