Standard construction, in the main, from a high grade aluminum
Our "MK2" manifold for "plain depositing" essentially has one product chamber, where an equalisation of system pressure is established. A series of flow control valves, one for each individual depositing nozzle, fine tunes the pressure balance across the manifold. Cleaning attachments mean that manifolds can be part of a CIP regime which might exist for cleaning primary equipment for feeding the manifold, a continuous aeration system of a pumping unit when un-aerated masses are being deposited.
Two product chambers and two rows of flow control valves are constructed within combination manifolds employed for depositing two masses simultaneously, which can be “one inside the other” (centre fill), “side by side” or “one on top of the other”.
As with MK2 manifolds, one rotary valve stems the flow of material as the manifold moves from one deposit row to the next.
Combination manifolds have servo driven rotary valves while MK 2 manifolds have pneumatically controlled rotary valves.
Wire cut manifolds can be created from our “plain” manifold for a single coloured marshmallow deposit or from our combination versions for a two coloured deposit.
Rotary valves are generally servo driven while the reciprocation wire cut attachment is pneumatically operated.