<link file:9026 download>Glass Worldwide May/June 2017
Leading Russian glass container producer Ruscam has standardised on the Heye Rotor Mechanism, equipping every feeder channel on all production lines with the proven technology.As important part of the international Sisecam Group, Ruscam produces approximately one million tonnes of glass packaging annually from five advanced manufacturing plants throughout the country.
Developed and manufactured in Germany by Heye International GmbH, the rotating movement of rotor segments within the <link internal-link>Heye Rotor Mechanism provides excellent homogeneity of the glass mass and optimal weight consistency. This servo-driven design guarantees reliable functionality, a long lifetime and is suitable for mounting on various feeder types. Via a rotating movement of the toothed ring, three paddles provide a stirring movement in the glass mass to keep it homogenous. Variable speeds and a change of rotation direction are possible, together with manual height adjustment. The motion of the servo motor is controlled by Heye Simotion® Servodrive.
At the five Ruscam plants, mechanisms have been fitted to production lines. “We standardised the Heye Rotor Mechanism in all our glassworks, as this mechanism is an excellent solution with regard to weight consistency and homogeneity”, says Ruscam Forming Department.