Tobacco technology

Dividing and Slicing

If it comes to accurate and precise dividing or slicing of tobacco bales, HEINEN KÖHL has the right product for your needs.

Bale Divider

Smallest Portion of A Blend / DE

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.

Vertical Slicer

Even tobacco flow without gaps

The HEINEN KÖHL slicer gently cuts the tobacco bales into equally thick slices. It is provided with the latest technical design and development to create a constant and even tobacco flow for the subsequent tobacco treatment. The Slicer is designed for the processing of previously divided C48 bales and entire C48 size bales as well. Half bales will be cut vertically into a maximum of 2 slices with the same size and entire bales into 4 slices. The constant size of the slices is retained through sensors measuring the bale length.

Besides Burley, Orient and Virginia the slicer is able to handle reconstituted tobacco bales. Small Orient bales will be automatically identified and passed through without being sliced. The knife blade is bolted to the cutting device and can be replaced easily for maintenance and replacement.
The slicer features the newest design of the cutting table with pneumatic pins allowing a clear cut and the support of the slice for even tobacco flow without gaps.

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