* PLUG MAKING MACHINE *
PM4, the plug making machine produces filter rods
at speeds upto 2500 rods per minute (at a maximum speed of
175 meters per minute).
Processed tow or paper is fed into the machine from a seperate
tow processing unit driven by the PM4 or from a paper reel stand. The
PM4 is suitable for handling cellulose acetate type tow and the PM4
'S' paper type materials. The continuous rod is formed wrapped in paper,
sealed, cut into multiple lengths and delivered to a hand catcher,
automatic tray filling unit or automatic converyer system.
'L' and 'S' model machines are supplied with fixed type drums, starch
pasting unit, rod lap sealing heaters, rod cut off unit, rod break-out
detectors and 1 or 2 row forward or rear facing rod hand catchers. 'L'
model machines are supplied with 3-folder garnitures and 'S' model
machines are supplied with single folder garnitures. Either model can
alternatively be equipped with hand adjustable 'D' shaped folder
garnitures. 'S' model machines are fitted with pre-compression parts,
variable speed drive for main motor and the complete electrical/electronic
TOW PROCESSING UNIT DRIVE: Main drive for
tow-processing unit is transmitted by an extension shaft at the end of the
OPTIONAL EXTRAS: Expanding type drum in lieu of fixed
type drum. Spring loaded paster nozzle and ceramic wheel in lieu of
standard. Rod feed in device, centerline gumming, rod ejection parts,
solex gauging equipment. Automatic diameter control. PVA pasting
LINK UP: Suitable for linking to tray filling units
(TFU) or Molins overhead spiral conveyor and resirvoir (OSCAR) to automate
plug handling and inspection system (APHIS).