In case you ever wondered how powdered products are dispensed into containers, the answer is right here. This machine can fill 2 containers with powdered or granulated food or cosmetic products simultaneously, repeatedly, and at a high rate of speed. A rotary Auger Screw in the tip of the conical hopper funnel is programmed to rotate for a predetermined number of revolutions. This dispenses a fixed amount of product into the container waiting below. Pneumatic finger stopper pistons located at fixed points along side a continuously moving dual chain conveyor are used to start and stop the horizontal movement of the containers under each head for the fill cycle. After the containers are filled the finger stopper pistons retract and the conveyor indexes the next pair of containers into position to start the cycle again. The machine you see above is called a Mateer 37A Dual Head Auger Filling machine. This was the 4th Mateer machine where I had to rebuild the electric system. Click on the slide show tab to view the rebuild of Mateer 3.