Form-fill-seal bagging operations running at 60 narrow bags/min. (3.5 in. across or less) can expect speeds between 100 to 120 units/min. on Matrix machines featuring the patented SmartGate product concentrator.
Positioned ahead of and as the infeed and laner to the case packer, the downstream Garvey accumulation system provides up to three minutes’ accumulation. Before, an operator had been positioned here to upright downed bottles. With ""smart"" accumulation, PWP reports higher efficiencies and no label damage.