- No holes needed in floor (except for anchoring)
- Entire machine is on floor level.
- Only one person needed to load and unload extractor.
- Heavy Duty Construction
- Extractor can be loaded and unloaded in approximately
- Extracting time: 4.5-8 minutes.
- Labor Saver
- Near-zero comb breakage in extractor.
William R. Hettrick of Hamilton, MT developed this
method of extracting in the mid-1960's. Cook & Beals, Inc. purchased
the rights to manufacture and distribute this style extractor on
December 18, 1972. Since then, we have continually endeavored to
improve and automate this system.
The Auto-Load Extractor drum holds 128 combs of
any depth (exact number will vary if end bar is over
1 3/8" in width).
This machine is equipped with a feeding conveyor and an empty frame
The conveyor is designed so that the frames from an uncapping head
conveyed to the extractor. The conveyor holds the same number of combs
the extractor so the uncapping machine never needs to be stopped while
loading and unloading the extractor, thus any delay in uncapping time is
the air cylinder feed mechanism pushes the full combs into the
extractor the empty combs are pushed onto the motorized frame rack.
The empty frame rack is designed to hold the same number of frames
as the extractor. A one H.P. D.C. motor drives the extractor with
a positive advancing mechanism that is simple, yet rugged and dependable.
The mechanism is so versatile; it can be adjusted by the beekeeper
to obtain the best results based on the density of the honey being
The drum is made of 1/8" aluminum plate.
All internal parts are stainless steel. The honey outlet is a 4" pipe.
The complete machine is 29' long and 8'wide. The cover is electrically
operated with automatic stops.
The Auto-Loader Extractor has been field-tested
and has proven to be simple to operate, yet rugged enough to give
years of trouble free service.