Shibuya Hoppmann's ALL NEW EP-10 Elevating Prefeeder

Elkwood, Virginia (PressExposure) April 12, 2013 -- SHIBUYA HOPPMANN CORPORATION, a manufacturer of automation systems packaging equipment, announces the production of the all new EP-10 Elevating Prefeeder. The new EP-10 is a mid size version in our elevating prefeeder series and is specially designed to handle a variety of medium-sized, mid-weight parts.

"We're always building and altering our products for our customers needs. We stretched the width of the belt to help transport medium-sized products, but maintained all the positive features of our Elevating Prefeeders," said Shibuya Hoppmann Manufacturing Engineer, Phil Anderson.

The new stainless steel prefeeder has a 10 ft3 capacity hopper that delivers product at an average belt speed of 32' per minute. For maximum product loading, the EP-10 is equipped with a 12" wide cleated elevator belt with a cleat height of 2.00" and a cleat pitch of 9.00". Available options for customizing the EP-10 include hopper extensions, elevator extensions, integrated safety covers, casters, and washdown motor.

"The EP-10 is made at a reduced cost, which we pass on to our customers." said Shibuya Hoppmann Vice President of Sales, Gary Marsh, "This makes the prefeeder more cost efficient, while meeting the performance specifications required by our customers."

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Product Overview:

The EP-10/EP-20/EP-30 elevating prefeeder is designed to handle a variety of medium-sized, mid-weight parts. Its 10ft3 capacity hopper delivers product at an average belt speed of 32'/minute. The 12" wide cleated elevator belt has a nominal cleat height of 2.00" and a cleat pitch of 9.00", allowing for maximum product loading. A heavy duty variable speed motor helps to ensure proper product metering. Note: Controllers and mechanical level sensors are not supplied with this unit.

Contact Information:
Loren Starr
(540) 829-2564 --

About Shibuya Hoppmann

Headquartered in Elkwood, Virginia, Shibuya Hoppmann is a wholly owned subsidiary of Shibuya Kogyo Co., Ltd, of Kanazawa, Japan. We are a leading engineering machine manufacturer of centrifugal feeding systems, continuous motion assembly and placement systems, labelers, isolators, decontamination systems, and filling and/or capping equipment for aseptic environments (bottles, vials, ampoules, syringes, cans and other containers). We provide unmatched technology, quality, innovation, customer service, reliability and experience for automated industrial equipment. Our foundation is predominantly strong in the pharmaceutical, personal care, household products, food and beverage industries.

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Press Release Submitted On: April 12, 2013 at 9:30 am
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