Butter Unwrapping Machine
Butter Unwraper is designed for butter bulks entering a processing line, but can also be utilized for other heavy-package products. Once de-boxed, the new SPX Butter Unwrapper machine takes away the manual lifting associated with removing the plastic covering around the large blocks of butter. This ensures compliance with local health and safety regulations, and simplifies operational procedures as operators don’t need to changeover to avoid exceeding daily maximum load lifts. The machine is controlled using a PLC with an intuitive touchscreen operator interface. The de-boxed butter is received into the machine on an inlet conveyor belt. A table, operated by air, turns and manipulates the block of butter to enable the operator to unwrap it without lifting. Unwrapped butter then leaves the machine on another conveyor belt which is connected to the required downstream processes. The machine incorporates sensors to monitor the position of the butter bulks and communications to interface with upstream and downstream equipment.