Using only one forming tube, the Twinner vf/f/s system from Vision (Green Bay, WI) produces packs at speeds between 250 and 300 packs/min. Recommended for snack foods and candy, the continuous-motion machine features independently operated sealing jaws that can rotate to produce common bag styles such as pillows, or less common shapes like cones.
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The Paragon, MGS's (Maple Grove, MN) new horizontal, continuous-motion cartoner, is designed for the food industry, specifically dry food products such as baked goods, snack foods, crackers, bars and mixes.
A-B-C's (Tarpon Springs, FL) Pro Forma 550 continuous-motion case erector and bottom sealer has been enhanced to achieve speeds to 60 cases/min. A-B-C's machine control is a PLC with an encoder that uses closed-loop position feedback to ensure precise sychronization of all the components.
Suitable for candy, snack and bakery applications, the SVE 2510 vertical f/f/s machine from Robert Bosch (Bridgman, MI) offers continuous-motion production of pillow pouches or gussetted or stand-up bags.
The TS33CF side-seal horizontal wrapping system from Great Lakes (Chicago, IL) wraps at speeds to 60/min. A continuous-motion wrapper using PVC, PE or polyolefin film, the machine can handle packages of any length as high as 12".