Alert: Packaging World now enhanced for the iPad and iPhone. Watch a quick video preview
 
Download this free, 140-page Flexible Packaging Playbook jam-packed with strategies for success, best practices, and pitfalls to avoid.  Learn more »
Glenroy invites you to download this playbook.
Article |

ARC upgrades in oil and powder (sidebar)

Upstream from the baggers
Print Reprint
FILED IN:  Machinery  > Filling/sealing  > Dry filling
     

Flexible auger fillers from Flexicon are used on all three vf/f/s baggers at ARC-Diversified to get powdered product from floor-level hoppers up to the overhead auger fillers that feed directly into the baggers.

The newest Flexicon system to be installed feeds a multiwall paper sack filler from Chantland Co..

“We used to use a stand-alone auger filler and we would place the bags on a scale beside it to weigh them” says Butler. “Now we’re weighing as we fill. It lets us do about four bags per minute instead of one.”

The 50-lb bags produced on the Chantland system run through a Lock metal detector and then through a bag gluing system that was brought in from another part of the plant.

See the story that goes with this sidebar: ARC upgrades in oil and powder

Comments(0)

Add new comment

ADVERTISEMENT
E-BOOK SPECIAL REPORT
42 Best Package Designs
Sign up to receive timely updates from our editors and download this e-book consisting of our editors' picks of most notable package designs. Updated for 2014!
x

 

Newsletters
Don’t miss intelligence crucial to your job and business!
Click on any newsletter to view a sample. Enter your email address below to sign up!
GENERAL INTEREST

New Issue Alert

Packaging World Magazine

eClip

Breaking packaging news

Packaging Insights

Pertinent packaging issues

On the Edge Blog

Workforce Development

PACKAGE DESIGN/
DEVELOPMENT

Greener Package

Sustainable packaging

Shelf Impact

Package design strategies

Each newsletter ranges in frequency from once per month to a few times per month at most.