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Automated Cigarette Manufacturing Methods
Automated Cigarette Manufacturing Methods Cigarette manufacturing
Over the years, cigarette companies have needed to design ways to keep up with the growing demand of cigarettes. They have been able to do this through the use of machines. With growing technology, the abilities of these machines have drastically increased in capabilities.
When the cigarette industry started making cigarettes, they were made by hand. People worked on a line and rolled and glued the cigarettes one at a time. This process was slow and did not produce many cigarettes in a given day. Today, there are more than sixteen thousand cigarettes made each minute on one machine. Supply and demand. These companies will keep the cigarettes on the shelves and in your fingers as long as there is a demand for them.
Technology has drastically increased from the time of hand rolling. Now cigarettes are made quickly and easily as well as in massive quantities and additionally now use industrial machines. First the tobacco is transferred from it's holding areas, this is normally called a silo. In the silo, the tobacco is processed to insure the fullest flavor of your cigarette. Then it is transferred to a machine that will cut the tobacco and divide it. The machine will divide the tobacco and roll it into cylindrical shapes. Then it is transferred on to another machine.
The final process is to flip one of the doubled stick so that it faces the opposite direction. This ensures that made cigarettes are in proper place for packing. The machines used these days are faster paced than just doing it yourself. It all seems quite simple from back in the day when they had processed cigarettes by hand.
This next machine will work with the paper. The paper is fed into machines on long rolls that will cut off at specific sections. This will actually make more than one cigarette at a time. Often, this system will make two or more cigarettes in which are rolled into the paper and glued, then cut. The filter is then added and a brown cork paper is then added to the white tube. The logo is imprinted onto the cigarette at this point.
From there, the cigarette will move onto the packaging area. Packaging is interesting as the cigarettes are each turned opposite from each other and then put into packs. This insures a tight fit into the wrapping. All in all, this process takes micro seconds for each cigarette! Amazing. Where it took at least five minutes to make one cigarette in the past, machines are now taking that same five minutes and making over eighty thousand cigarettes at a time.
Machines have made it easier to make sure the product is on the market and ready for buyers. With the changes in technology, there are now faster machines on the market that can insure that cigarette manufacturers can get more cigarettes on the market without the need to hire additional help. It is mostly automated. Take a look at the new machines and what they can offer your company. Increase productivity today!
About the Author:
Sly filters (Europe) Ltd manufacture and supply tobacco feed systems for the tobacco manufacturing industry. Go to tobaccofeedsystems.com for more details of our tobacco feed systems.
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