Drake loaders align and load your product at speeds up to 1,800 pieces per minute. Our loaders integrate well into any meat plant’s production line – large or small. As a part of the cylindrical food production line, Drake equipment is integrated immediately prior to packaging. Technology links the loader to the packaging machine cueing advancement or indexing when the correct number of product layers is placed into the die pockets.
Robotic, Collator, or Launcher style standard models are customized to enable flexible film, can, tray, box, and jar loading. Versatile modular heads group the product, precisely position, and automatically load into the formed pockets of the packaging machine. A variety of pocket configurations may be served by quickly and easily changing loading heads.
Please see below to determine the best loader style for your product based on processing quantity or type.
For manufacturers packaging less than 300,000 hot dogs per line in an 8-hour shift, Drake’s robotic loaders are well-suited and very easy to maintain. Used primarily for natural casing sausages; skinless, soft sausages; chubs; and salamis.
For manufacturers packaging between 300,000 and 1,000,000 hot dogs per line in an 8-hour shift, the Drake Collator-style loader and Launcher-style loader are ideal additions to your line.
Drake Launcher-style loaders are primarily used for more delicate products such as fresh cheese and soft hot dogs. Learn more