Capricorn is the cigarette or filter rod FIFO reservoir system, 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. Thanks to the filling and emptying of the buffer, Capricorn compensates for inequalities of machine operation in the production line, thereby assuring their maximum efficiency.
First-in-first-out to eliminate degradation of cigarettes
The characteristic feature of the machine is that the product that is the first to enter the rod reservoir is also the first to leave it. This eliminates drying out and degradation of the product and guarantees curing time while filter rods are transported. ITM offers several models of the Capricorn, depending on needed capacity and type of product.
Tracing and automatic rejection of disqualified rods or filters
Capricorn enables tracing of selected portion of the product (tractability) and automatic rejection of disqualified rods. The simple and safe filling process enables prompt emptying and a short brand- change procedure.
Capricorn widely adopted
Since it was launched in 1998, Capricorn has been adopted by all major cigarette manufacturers as their new standard buffering equipment.