Lareka’s continuing developments
Development never stops at Lareka; with the continual search for new (sustainable) materials and wrapping styles to wrap premium bars and tablets in. Lareka are also always trying to develop extra functionalities to make our machines more efficient, consistent, economic and user-friendly. Their latest innovation is a buffer belt that can be positioned ahead of the regular infeed conveyor to improve ease of use and facilitate a high and consistent production output.
The buffer belt facilitates the improvements because of the bigger surface area available to the operator when preparing chocolate bars and tablets to be fed into the machine. The buffer belt measures 2 x 0.70 metres, which means that the machine will be able to run uninterrupted for 10 minutes if the buffer belt has been filled with a typical NP60 product (a 5g napolitain, for example). These 10 minutes will free up the operator to do other work, like processing the wrapped chocolate products. To summarise, the buffer belt paves the way to consistently achieve maximum output with just one operator – that’s efficiency at its best!
Suitable for use on the N60 & BTB25
Although the buffer belt is suitable for both machines, it creates the most added value for smaller products. This is because each product has to be fed into the NP60 and BTB25 by hand, which means that 60 products per minute must be fed in to utilise the full potential of the NP60. It is virtually impossible to do this non-stop for multiple hours per day. Although the BTB25 is a lower volume machine, the buffer belt still offers serious added value because it makes it easy to achieve maximum output with just one operator, which reduces labour intensity.
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Editor, International Confectionery
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