CMD unveils stand-up pouch system

Machine reduces setup and changeover time while keeping operation simple.

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Show Daily Exclusive - This morning CMD (Booth E-7918) unveils its 760-SUP stand-up pouch production system. The two-year product development effort began late in 2015 in response to the need for a high-efficiency system to grow converter profit margins while providing top-quality pouches.

“Our desire was to build the right machine, with the right user benefits, at the right market price,” says Scott Fuller, product line manager for Pouch and Intermittent-Motion Equipment at CMD. “We extensively interviewed pouch converters, conducted SMED analyses, gathered end-use pouch market data and identified critical unmet needs.”

Pouch converters wanted precision, ease of operation, quick changeover and minimal downtime for maintenance. With construction complete, thorough component and process testing using data analytics commenced in the CMD Advanced Engineering Analytics Lab.

PRECISE, YET EASY

In the past, operation of standard pouch-making machines has required a certain finesse. It could almost be considered an “art,” relying on instinct and the experience of operators. In contrast, the 760-SUP machine leverages advanced technology for stable, repeatable operation and reliability.

Precision-balanced rollers provide consistent web control; flexible component adjustments with clear positioning scales allow for precise settings and locked-in accuracy; a pneumatic web clamp maintains tension for minimal scrap during roll change; the robust structural design of the sealers retains flatness and parallelism even under full-force loads.

With a neat and fully enclosed cable management system; an orderly and intuitive color touchscreen with clearly marked tabs; and an open design—with no light curtains—for quick and easy adjustments and straightforward accessibility, the 760-SUP embodies ease of operation. The system also contains a rapid punch tool for expedient and confident adjustments and an integrated zipper unwind and tension control for convenient thread-ups.

Quick changeovers are standard. The system boasts easy splicing that does not affect downstream processes; quick-change seal dies for fast access and turnaround; and a securely aligned zipper seal and guide-plate for perfect alignment every time. A uniquely designed step-in frame provides safe, quick access.

Thorough analytic data collection and rigorous process/capability testing means maintenance needs can be predicted, reducing costly unplanned downtime. Within the 760-SUP machine, the clearly defined color touchscreen allows for effortless troubleshooting and corrective actions; lighted input/output modules assist with faster diagnostics; and a dedicated electrical cabinet for each module grants organized access.

“The CMD 760-SUP stand-up pouch system is revolutionary in the pouch market today,” says Fuller. “It emphasizes accessibility, simplicity and a robust design in a way that existing pouch machines do not and, as a result, reduces costs and enhances product quality, creating a “win-win” for converters, brand owners and consumers.”

For more information, visit www.cmd-corp.com. SD

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