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.
By Gretchen Edelbrock, Products Editor
SmartGate concentrates the food and delivers a shaped charge reducing the time it takes for a total charge of food to be packed in a narrow bag by close to 70%, according to the company.
With the SmartGate concentrator, bags have a higher percentage of in-specification seals--fewer open bags--and operators spend less time on line problems.
The device can be removed from Matrix machines (powered by Pro Mach) when wider bags are run on the packaging line.