Hauni’s latest Tobacco Machinery and Technology
IZIPART Admin May 18, 2021 No Comments
Hauni continue to launch new and improved tobacco machinery and technology to serve the industry. In this blog, we talk about the two latest tobacco machinery introduced by the leading manufacturers of tobacco machinery and parts- Hauni. IZIPART’s network supply OEM, genuine and aftermarket tobacco machinery and spare parts based upon ready-made and requested parts.
New premium tobacco cutter
The KT 2 has long been the world’s leading tobacco cutter and a highlight in Hauni’s product range. Now customers who want a little more have the option of the new KT 4 premium cutter.
Companies investing in a tobacco cutter today require investment security, flexibility, top cutting quality and stable production processes.
The KT 4 is the new premium model from Hauni. It offers:
- maximum flexibility for use with leaf, stem and recon,
- significantly optimized cutting quality, resulting in up to 80% fewer knock-outs and 25% less dust,
- measurably higher output due to a 30% reduction in the time required for cleaning, maintenance and conversions.
The new Hauni KT 4 premium cutter incorporates a drive system based on Siemens technology and is far more than a logical development of its successful predecessor – in rapidly changing markets, its many technological innovations also represent an investment in the future.
Olaf Böse, Senior Manager R&D at Hauni explains “For the cutting unit, this presents a completely different challenge than when using traditional materials. As a result, knives become duller more quickly and cut quality is lower. There is also greater loss of tobacco and more stops in production.”
With its newly developed cutting unit and modified grinding principle, the KT 4 is perfectly adapted to cope with increases in recon processing and scores highly in daily production with sharper knives and a much higher quality product than can be produced with the standard model..
All in one
With the KDF 6LEAD NWT, Hauni has developed a filter maker that guarantees fast format and product changes with all acetate filter variants.
The number of different filter variants that manufacturers must produce for cigarettes and THP is continuously increasing. For this reason, they need filter machines that guarantee them maximum flexibility in their daily production schedules.
Hauni presents the KDF 6LEAD NWT – the first highly flexible filter maker capable of producing all standard variants of acetate filters in combination with the FLEXPORT family, including the increasingly popular NWA filters.
For six years, the KDF 6LEAD filter maker has stood for precision and maximum flexibility in the high-speed range of 600 m/min. “In combination with the FLEXPORT product range, customers can use it to produce filters with capsules, granules, threads, flavors and channel ventilation,” explains Enno Köster, Product Consultant. “The missing link, until now, was the ability to produce NWA filters using the flexible filter maker. These are increasingly in demand for cigarettes and THP. We have now solved that problem.”
Combination of proven solutions
To allow NWA filters to be manufactured on the KDF 6LEAD, Hauni began work on connecting its filter maker to the NWT module in early 2020. “The development work was completed very quickly. The two systems were ‘married’ in July and we immediately put the new version of the machine into operation,” reports Joannis Geroliolios, Project Manager. “As well as performing the mechanical and electrical integration of the NWT module, we created the necessary software interfaces and developed a new transport module for transferring the tow from the AF via the NWT module to the FLEXPORT.” Hauni has also integrated a camera-based ICPS sensor into the new machine design for enhanced quality assurance. This reliably checks each individual filter rod to ensure that the front surface meets the quality criteria.