Servo-Torq® Rim block soap cutters
High-speed cutting in-line after the plodder extruder.
Toilet rim block & soap extrusions are normally cut in-line straight after the plodder (soap extruder). They can be extruded as a single lane, twin lane or even a four-lane production.
We can supply machines to handle 1 - 4 lanes as required. Cut rates of up to 600 cuts/minute are possible per lane.
A curved knife blade is typically used to provide an optimum cut end finish. Standard stainless steel guide bushes are provided.
All machines are engineered with stainless fabrications for a hygienic, rust-free, easy-clean, finish.
Toilet rim block extrusion:
The usual configuration is to use a Servo-Torq® rotary cutter with an unpowered roller-bed infeeder located between the plodder die nozzle & the inlet cutter guide bush.
The encoder length measuring wheel is positioned above the roller-bed with the wheel running on the product as it feeds forward. To ensure the encoder wheel is kept clean, an atomiser spray system is provided. The liquid used is normally Propylene Glycol, or similar, which washes the encoder wheel as it rotates.
The cutter area is also specially configured for cutting toilet rim block & soap. The blade lubrication system also uses an atomiser spray to blow a fine mist of liquid (Propylene Glycol or similar) onto the knife blade. A sealing system is added to the cutter lid to ensure that none of the liquid can leak into the cutter motor enclosure. A chute is provided under the cutter head to collect any debris.
The cut pieces are carried away from the cutting area by an integral conveyor belt. This is usually interfaced to an in-line flow-wrapper machine for in-line product wrapping & packaging.
Toilet gel extrusion:
Toilet gel is normally extruded in-between two layers of release paper. An in-feed roller-bed or belt conveyor is used to direct the product into the cutter. An exit conveyor removes the finished cut lengths. This conveyor can be linked to an in-line flow-wrap machine for packaging the cut lengths.