These continuous-motion vertical form/fill/seal Robag 2Ci machine are from TNA North America. To meet growing sales of its potato chips, Snyder installed two 2Ci machines, and then later a third. The new vertical form/fill/seal machines replace outdated equipment at Snyder of Berlin.
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On the two potato chip lines, the vf/f/s machines are topped with 14-head Ishida scales from Heat and Control.. Product giveaway has been reduced on several vertical form/fill/seal lines at Snyder of Berlin thanks to greater accuracy of 14-head scales, such as the one shown here. A combination of buckets is selected to dump the amount of snacks that best meet a bag’s target weight.
A worker at New Berlin, WI-based Anderson Seal inserts O-rings into plastic bags on a roll on a semi-automatic bag printer/counter/sealer. The machine is dedicated to products Anderson Seal distributes to Harley-Davidson.
After film is pulled through a vf/f/s section and bags are filled with coffee, a heater bar heat seals the top of the bags. Later, a tin-tie is automatically applied and folded for each bag. Finally, each bag has tape applied to its top and the bags are then discharged from the machine.
Installed about a year ago as a replacement was a Model 127SL case/tray packer from S.V. Dice. Its rated speed is 35 cases or trays/min, though currently Gavi–a typically runs in the range of 25/min. After tray blanks are picked and erected and collated cans are pushed onto them, filled trays are discharged toward the shrink wrap system.
Exiting the forming station, the material passes through a die-cutting operation that trims the top off the entire piece and then cuts free from the continuous sheet of material a strip containing anywhere from four to 15 containers. T
Packaging material is fed from two unwind stands at floor level. Dancer bars help feed the material freely. Before any forming or filling can take place, the two webs must first travel to an overhead level.
Each agrichemical bottle at Micro Flo receives a pressure-sensitive label from one of two side-by-side label applicators from Videojet Technologies. When a roll of labels runs out on one machine, the other applicator is employed so that no production time is lost.
At Micro Flo, a worker places empty F-style containers onto this infeed conveyor table. At the end of the table, suction cups grab six containers and transfer them onto a perpendicular conveyor that carries them single file towards an indexing filler-capper.
From an infeed table, F-style containers enter this 10-station indexing filler-capper from PACK'R North America (Batavia, IL).. Containers are filled at several stations before a closure is applied and torqued on in a two-step process.