Brookfield, Wisconsin (PressExposure) August 05, 2011 -- James P. Navin, President of Spee-Dee Packaging Machinery, Inc., announced that the company will be showcasing its Split Hopper system at this year's Pack Expo Las Vegas, September 26 - September 28, 2011, at the Las Vegas Convention Center - Booth #3208. "Our unique Split Hopper was designed specifically for companies seeking to reduce expense through faster and simpler product changeover, cleanup and maintenance. Since its introduction, it has quickly become one of the most popular equipment solutions in Spee-Dee history," Navin commented.
Timm Johnson, Vice President, Sales/Marketing, noted that Spee-Dee was the first U.S. company to offer a split hopper system. "In sharp contrast to competing units manufactured from aluminum, Spee-Dee's system features an extremely durable and easy to maintain 304 stainless steel construction," he revealed.
To further enhance operator efficiency, all Split Hoppers feature Spee-Dee's patented sliding key tooling adapter, which enables quick and easy installation and removal of tooling without tools. "In designing this adapter, we strategically eliminated set collars and Allen screws, significantly reducing the risk of product contamination," Johnson concluded.
To ensure worker safety, all Split Hopper units include a safety interlock switch that prevents the machine from operating when the hopper is open. The Split Hopper, which is 22" in diameter and 20" in height, features a 16 gallon hopper and accepts all standard tooling.
Spee-Dee Packaging Machinery, Inc. is a premier quality manufacturer of equipment to measure and fill dry products into consumer size containers (bags, bottles, pouches, cans and cartons). Spee-Dee was a pioneer in the development and manufacture of both servo auger and servo volumetric cup fillers. Spee-Dee Packaging Machinery serves a global base of clients in diverse market segments, including the food, chemical, pharmaceutical and agricultural industries. Now in its fourth 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.