Flow wrappers are a cost-effective way to package products. Because they are often used for baked goods and other products whose dimensions and other characteristics can change, a thorough knowledge of the product and process is the key to success.
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From Triangle Package Machinery's XYM series of baggers comes a stainless steel version that offers ultrasonic sealing, which pushes interfering product out of the way so that seal integrity is assured.
Plexpack's MPS 7300 series bag sealers are capable of sealing bags up to 2 pounds in weight (on an 8 in. wide bag, 2 mil bag) and come standard with the controls to validate the production process. These controls include audio and visual alarms for heat, speed, and pressure, a reverse feed motor alarm, and an external J-type thermocouple jack.
Get a close-up tour of the new Packworld USA PW 3416 horizontal vacuum bag sealer, which features a new user interface developed with direct input from a customer. Find out how it helped that customer to both eliminate ergonomics-related injuries and increasing production 50%.
Band sealer from OK International is for sealing of packages in the medical space. It has a wrinkle detection system that eliminates the risk of making a bad seal in a bag. All production is electronically monitored, so if the machine strays out of its validation parameter settings, there's no chance of a bag with a bad seal not being detected and rejected.
Stick pack systems from Viking Masek are available with servo augers, volumetric, and liquid fillers, and produce stick packs up to nearly 8 in. long by 2 in. wide. Machines can be constructed from 2 to 20 lanes depending on the stick pack width and overall web width; they produce stick packs at the rate of 30-50+ bags per minute per lane!
Bosch Packaging Technology's new Pack 301 LD (long dwell) flow wrapper allows for longer sealing times compared with traditional rotary cutting heads, resulting in air-tight seams. Applicable for a variety of products, including fresh, perishable goods, and products packed in thick film such as medical goods.