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Article | September 30, 1995
Servo-driven vf/f/s machine
UVA-Butler (Richmond, VA) has introduced the Butler(TM) 3 vertical form/fill/seal machine that uses servo motors, an Allen-Bradley programmable logic controller 503 and a touch screen for production information and fault display.
The motors are used to help facilitate film draw-off at the forming collar area and at a downstream cross-sealing station. The vf/f/s machine produces up to 140 bags/min. Accommodates bags in widths from 2" to 12.5" and lengths from 2" to 19". Accepts heat-sealable laminates or thermoplastic films. Designed for a variety of applications including instant quick-frozen foods seafood cereals snacks bakery and confectionery products granulates pet foods and fresh produce.
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