The smallest portion of a blend is half a bale therefore HEINEN KÖHL developed the bale divider. The industrial robot picks the full C48 cases and empties them gently onto an accumulating conveyor after unwrapping and opening. While the empty C48 cases are folded and stacked by the folding device, the tobacco bale is moved to the divider.
The HEINEN KÖHL bale divider fully automatically centres the bale and cuts it vertically in two equal half bales. Each half is then pushed smoothly onto an own stainless steel pallet, equipped with transponder. This makes an automated storage in a high rack silo and a full track & trace functionality possible for further blending.