During 2022, Virto-Cuccolini had the opportunity to exercise a new layout on one of its own products. Following the specific need of an important customer in the pharmaceutical sector, a variation of the feeding cover was designed to improve the pouring dynamics of bagged powder ingredients. Consequently, a new upper part of the vibrating sieve model VPF 800 was built.
After a careful engineering feasibility assessment, the following main modifications were made, aiming at optimizing the machine’s functionality within operators’ daily activities. The design, specially taking into account the opening of also cubic bags, is equipped with a semi-circular hood connected to a concave surface for supporting bags; with a working height suitable for facilitating emptying of bags directly delivered by an horizontal source. The project is completed with handles to ease assembly and disassembly of the hood, together with quick release clamping rings to speed up the task.
In this way Virto-Cuccolini has supported not only the customer’s needs in terms of machine’s performance and functionality, but also its ergonomics, keeping the quality of the vibrating sieve unchanged and also supplying increased workplace well-being and safety of the operators.
The customer, declaring themselves satisfied, then purchased two units; and another customer from the food sector requested the same innovative fitting on a VPB 800.
For Virto-Cuccolini it was an interesting concerted ergonomic design experience, which allowed the team to learn new points of view on their sieving equipment and their use.