Moving-head needle punch & forming machines

For extruded dog chews

This moving-head needle punch & forming machine is the latest addition to the Gillard food extrusion handling portfolio. The lanes (single, twin or quadruple) of extruded product exit the die & run straight into the machine. Matching banks of needles pierce the product top & bottom to allow steam to escape prior to cutting.

The needle punch assemblies are mounted on servo driven moving-head carriages, so that a continuous high linespeed can be maintained. Forming wheels then shape the extruded product as required, before it is cut-to-length using a Gillard Servo-Torq® rotary cutter system.

The whole machine is finished to the highest hygiene standards.