AST 340 automatic smoke stick transfer unit

Robot system for automatic transfer and depositing of smoke sticks into smoking trolleys

Full automation in sausage production. The AST 340 automatic smoke stick transfer unit is a robotic system for automatically hanging smoke sticks with strings of sausages and setting them down in smoking trolleys. The system is designed for handling star-shaped and round smoke sticks. The entire system has been designed in accordance with the most recent CE guidelines and particular attention has been paid to hygiene and safety engineering. This unique smoke stick transfer unit ensures that the smoke sticks are accurately positioned and set down in the smoking trolleys. Perfect automation with significant rationalisation effect.

AST 340 smoke stick transfer unit
Product parameters  
  • Artificial and collagen casing
  • Casing calibre 13 to 50 mm
Performance parameters   
  • Loading: 2 smoking trolleys
  • Output: max. 6 smoke sticks/min.
  • Smoke stick lengths 995 to 1,010 mm
Smoking trolley parameters  
  • Smoking trolley width 900 mm to 1,050 mm
  • Smoking trolley length 950  mm to 1,200 mm

Top advantages

  • Constantly high production output thanks to automation
  • Reduced costs by dispensing with up to 2 operators per shift
  • Good hygienic conditions due to fewer manual activities
  • Employees do not have to lift heavy smoke sticks
  • Higher smoke stick weights for improved capacity utilisation of the smoking chambers

Applications and Product examples

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Cocktail sausages

Cocktail sausages

Hot dog sausages

Hot dog sausages



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