feeding system for volumetric dosing in the tobacco industry

GKS-LogoVolumetric Feeders


The volumetric feeders of GKS are primarily used for storing and metering cut and leaf tobacco or similar bulk solids, e.g. tea and herbs. Accordingly, these machines are designed FDA compliant and comply with the expanded standards of the tobacco processing industry.


Feeder F-Series


Brief Description

  • providing of an uniform volumetric tobacco flow
  • bottom belt conveyor with large side walls for a large stock of tobacco
  • product contacting parts are made of stainless steel
  • FDA approved belts and sealing strips
  • elevating belt with pusher strips made of stainless steel, screwed
  • belt drives controlled by frequency converter
  • separately driven rotating doffer, height adjustable
  • separately driven rotating brush, easy changeable
  • roller scrapers (squeegee) with pull-out collecting tray
  • transfer hood with 2 large maintenance flaps

Variants / Options

  • chain-guided conveyor belts
  • dust cover hood
  • motion sensor system on the tensioning drum
  • discharging belt conveyor attached to the transfer hood of the feeder
  • more special designs on request possible

Technical Data (Basic Design) F-1100 F-1200 F-1400 F-1600
belt width (bottom and elevating belt conveyor): 1,100 mm 1,200 mm 1,400 mm 1,600 mm
effective width: 1,050 mm 1,150 mm 1,350 mm 1,550 mm
distance between axles - bottom belt conveyor: 2,030 mm 2,030 mm 2,030 mm 2,030 mm
distance between axles - elevating belt conveyor: 2,580 mm or 3,280 mm 2,580 mm or 3,280 mm 2,580 mm or 3,280 mm 2,580 mm or 3,280 mm
height of the side walls: 1,000 mm 1,000 mm 1,000 mm 1,000 mm
storage capacity: approx. 1.7 m³ approx. 1.9 m³ approx. 2.2 m³ approx. 2.5 m³
total length: approx. 4,400 mm or 4,700 mm approx. 4,400 mm or 4,700 mm approx. 4,400 mm or 4,700 mm approx. 4,400 mm or 4,700 mm
total width: approx. 2,170 mm approx. 2,270 mm approx. 2,470 mm approx. 2,670 mm
height: approx. 2,800 mm or 3,375 mm approx. 2,800 mm or 3,375 mm approx. 2,800 mm or 3,375 mm approx. 2,800 mm or 3,375 mm
weight: approx. 1,500 kg approx. 1,600 kg approx. 1,800 kg approx. 2,000 kg
electrical service: 400 VAC, 50 Hz, approx. 3.8 kVA 400 VAC, 50 Hz, approx. 3.8 kVA 400 VAC, 50 Hz, approx. 3.8 kVA 400 VAC, 50 Hz, approx. 3.8 kVA
PLC: Siemens S7 Siemens S7 Siemens S7 Siemens S7

Zusetzer FS-Serie

Variants / Options

  • bottom belt conveyor with large side walls
  • base frame and protective covering made of stainless steel
  • belt drives controlled by frequency converter
  • pusher strips made of stainless steel, screwed
  • separately driven rotating brush, easy changeable
  • roller scrapers (squeegee) with pull-out collecting tray
  • motion sensor system on the tensioning drum
  • adjustable deflectors for angular product transfers
  • integrated permanent magnet in the transfer hood
  • movable by means of steering rollers with double stop
  • more special designs on request possible

Application Areas

  • food and confectionery industry
  • tobacco industry

Brief Description (Basic Design)

  • providing of an uniform volumetric bulk flow
  • base frame and protective covering painted
  • product contacting parts are made of stainless steel
  • FDA approved belts and sealing strips
  • conveyor belt with welded on pusher strips
  • separately driven rotating doffer, height adjustable
  • dust collecting trays with sight windows on both sides
  • transfer hood with large maintenance flap

Zusetzer FS-Serie

Mini Silo MS-Series


Brief Description

  • providing of an uniform volumetric tobacco flow
  • large side walls for a large stock of tobacco
  • product contacting parts are made of stainless steel
  • FDA approved belts and sealing strips
  • belt drive controlled by frequency converter
  • 2 separately driven rotating doffers, adjustable
  • roller scrapers (squeegee) with pull-out collecting tray
  • transfer hood with 2 large maintenance flaps

Variants / Options

  • discharging belt conveyor attached to the transfer hood
  • separately driven rotating brush, easy changeable
  • motion sensor system on the tensioning drum
  • motion sensor system on the rotating doffers
  • more special designs on request possible

Technical Data (Basic Design) MS-1100 MS-1200 MS-1400
belt width: 1,100 mm 1,200 mm 1,400 mm
effective width: 1,050 mm 1,150 mm 1,350 mm
distance between axles: 5,970 mm 5,970 mm 5,970 mm
height of the side walls: 1,200 mm 1,200 mm 1,200 mm
storage capacity: approx. 5.3 m³ approx. 5.8 m³ approx. 6.8 m³
total length: approx. 6,900 mm approx. 6,900 mm approx. 6,900 mm
total width: approx. 1,600 mm approx. 1,700 mm approx. 1,900 mm
height: depending on the application depending on the application depending on the application
weight: approx. 2,000 kg approx. 2,200 kg approx. 2,500 kg
electrical service: 400 VAC, 50 Hz, approx. 3.1 kVA 400 VAC, 50 Hz, approx. 3.1 kVA 400 VAC, 50 Hz, approx. 3.1 kVA
PLC: Siemens S7 Siemens S7 Siemens S7

Mini Feeder E7 / Mini Feeder X3

Brief Description

  • compact standard model for tobacco feeding
  • feeding of up to 3 cigarette production machines (maker)
  • belt drive controlled by frequency converter
  • drive for rotating doffer controlled by frequency converter
  • product contacting parts are made of stainless steel
  • FDA approved belts and sealing strips
  • optionally shorts add-back system

Required Conditions

  • required minimum air velocity per suction connection of the mixing chamber: 21 m/s
  • max. differences of air velocity of the suction connections of the mixing chamber: ±2.5%

Technical Data Mini Feeder E7 Mini Feeder X3
feeding (equals 100% maker efficiency): 3 maker with max. 9,500 cig./min and 7 kg tobacco/min x maker continuous tobacco processing 3 maker with max. 12,000 cig./min and 9 kg tobacco/min x maker continuous tobacco processing
maker feeding: discontinuous (via flap sluice) discontinuous (via flap sluice)
max. feeding capacity tot he mixing chamber: 3x 8 kg tobacco/min (equals 100% simultaneous factor) 3x 12 kg tobacco/min (equals 100% simultaneous factor)
tobacco delivery: to the metering tube; max. 26 kg tobacco/min to the metering tube; max. 38 kg tobacco/min
length: approx. 1,410 mm approx. 1,860 mm
width: approx. 1,010 mm approx. 1,125 mm
height: approx. 1,600 mm approx. 2,100 mm
feeding pipe connections: 3x ø125 mm x 2 mm (standard) 3x ø125 mm x 2 mm (standard)
weight: approx. 300 kg approx. 385 kg
electrical service: 400 VAC, 50 Hz, approx. 1.7 kVA 400 VAC, 50 Hz, approx. 1.5 kVA
PLC: Siemens S7 Siemens S7

Shorts Add-Back System


Brief Description

  • system consists of Feeder F-300 and metering belt conveyor DFB-200 with integrated metering tube
  • product contacting parts are made of stainless steel
  • FDA approved belts and sealing strips
  • installation of the system in line or at right angle shape
  • special designs on request possible

Technical Data (Basic Design) Feeder F-300 Metering Belt Conveyor DFB-200-1300
belt width: 300 mm 200 mm
distance between axles: 2,000 mm 1,300 mm
delivery height: 1,700 mm 1,000 mm
dimensions (length x width x height): 2,050 mm x 710 mm x 2,100 mm 1,850 mm x 420 mm x 1,700 mm
weight: approx. 250 kg approx. 100 kg
electrical service: 400 VAC, 50 Hz, approx. 0.8 kVA 400 VAC, 50 Hz, approx. 0.4 kVA
PLC: Siemens S7 Siemens S7