In the feed and grain industry, Hamer-Fischbein focuses on four primary product categories: bagging automation, bag filling using net weigh scale technology, bag closing, and bag palletizing. The company prides itself on manufacturing equipment that is considered best in class for the industry, and doesn’t dilute its focus on dozens of different product lines. Instead, Hamer-Fischbein President, Dan Brown says the company applies its practical innovation in all areas to help grain professionals work smarter, not harder. Brown notes that one of the company’s open mouth bagging machines – the Model 1200 BH Bag Hanger – makes the machine nearly all electronic to improve performance while still making it easy to use.
The company applies its practical innovation in all areas to help grain professionals work smarter, not harder.
“We really reduced the air consumption on that machine,” says Brown. “Compressed air and maintaining air systems in plants is expensive, and we went to more of an all electronic design. It also improves repeatability of the machine.”
With its net weigh scale, Hamer-Fischbein was able to improve the accuracy and speed of typical net weigh scale designs significantly so that customers can use less expensive scale technology while maintaining rates of 20 bags per minute with repeatable, accurate weight measurements. “It adds a ton of value to the marketplace,” Brown notes.
Finally, in the area of palletizers, Hamer-Fischbein has turned to robotics solutions that offer exceptional quality but also are cost-effective and, of course, simple to operate.
“The robotic palletizers bring a very industrial, high-quality, heavy-duty design, as well as keep it very simple to run.” Brown says. “We have a very simple operator interface we’ve developed that makes it easy to train operators. And the price points are good and make it a very competitive product.”
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This article originally appeared in the September 2015 issue of Grain Journal