Capricorn is the cigarette or filter rod FIFO reservoir conveyer, to be used between a cigarette maker and cigarette packer. The machine performs as a tray-free reservoir system, enabling continues operation for the linked upstream and downstream machines. The characteristic feature of the machine is that the first rod coming in is also the first one to come out (FIFO), which eliminates drying out and degradation of the cigarettes and guarantees curing time while filter rods are transported. Capricorn enables tracing of selected portion of the product (traceability) and automatic rejection of disqualified rods. The simple and safe filling process enables prompt emptying and a short brand- change procedure.
Since it was launched in 1998, Capricorn has been adopted by all major cigarette manufacturers as their new standard buffering equipment.
|Maximum speed||25 000 rpm|
|Operation capacity||50 000 - 200 000 rods|
|Rod length||60 - 150 mm|
|Control system||Siemens or Beckhoff|
|Power requirements||~6 kVa|