Innovative Split Hopper

Sturtevant, Wis. - James P. Navin, President of Spee-Dee® Packaging Machinery, Inc., announced that the company's innovative Split Hopper will be featured at Booth
#C-2115 during this year's Pack Expo Las Vegas, which takes place at the Las Vegas Convention Center, October 15 through October 17, 2007. "Spee-Dee is extremely proud to be the first U.S. company to offer a split hopper system that promotes fast and simple product changeover, cleanup and maintenance. This will enable our customers to experience immediate bottom line savings in the form of reduced labor costs and a decrease in costly equipment downtime," Navin commented.

Timm Johnson, Vice President, Sales/Marketing, was quick to differentiate the Spee-Dee system from competing units. "The superior Spee-Dee Split Hopper design features an extremely durable and easy to maintain 304 stainless steel construction that is in sharp contrast to the aluminum models produced by our foreign competitors," he revealed. As an added bonus, Spee-Dee's patented sliding key tooling adapter is conveniently provided as standard equipment. "The adapter allows operators to quickly and easily install and remove tooling without tools, a significant timesaver," Johnson explained. "And, due to the elimination of set collars and Allen screws, we've also significantly reduced the risk of product contamination," he concluded.

To ensure worker safety, all Split Hopper units include a safety interlock switch that prevents the machine from operating when the hopper is open. The Split Hopper, which is 22" in diameter and 20" in height, features a 16 gallon hopper and accepts all standard tooling.

Spee-Dee® Packaging Machinery, Inc. is a premier quality manufacturer of equipment to measure and fill dry products in consumer size containers (bags, bottles, pouches, cans and cartons). Spee-Dee is the only company to supply both auger and volumetric fillers, and the only company that supplies servo drives for auger and cup fillers. Spee-Dee Packaging Machinery serves a global base of clients in diverse market segments, including the food, chemical, pharmaceutical and agricultural industries. Now in its third decade, the company boasts a star-studded client roster of industry giants and Fortune 500 companies. A history of innovative electrical and mechanical design and programming, coupled with advanced technology and unparalleled customer service, support Spee-Dee Packaging Machinery's position as an industry leader.

For more information, please contact Timm Johnson, Vice President, Sales/Marketing, Spee-Dee Packaging Machinery, Inc., P.O. Box 656, 9950 Durand Ave., Sturtevant, WI 53177, toll free 877-375-2121, 262-886-4402 or fax 262-886-5502. Send e-mail to, and visit Spee-Dee Packaging Machinery's Web site at

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