Baggers accommodate larger, wider bags

Launched at the show are two wide bagging systems: one operating at 65/min, the other offering fully-integrated next-bag-out printing capability at 40 bags/min.

From l. to r., the Autobag 600 and the Autobag 650
From l. to r., the Autobag 600 and the Autobag 650

Automated Packaging Systems is displaying two new Autobag® bag packaging systems with advanced engineering technology for flexibility and efficiency in large bag applications. The new Autobag 600 and Autobag 650 wide bagging systems handle a range of Autobag bags-on-a-roll and bags-in-a-box material up to 16 in. W x 27 in. L.

The Autobag 600 is a semi-automatic filling and sealing machine designed for packaging large products at speeds to 65 bags/min. An new engineering design has eliminated the need for light curtains or double-palm switches, while the adjustable 6-in. pass-through enables faster, more efficient cycle times.

The Autobag 650 is the same wide bagging system with a fully-integrated next-bag-out printer that eliminates the need for a separate labeling operation, increasing speed and accuracy in mail order e-commerce, prescription-by-mail, catalog order fulfillment, and frequent-changeover, variable-data applications. The Autobag 650 prints and packs at speeds to 40 bags/ min.

These baggers include an AutoTouch™ control screen that provides quick and easy access to job storage and recall, on-board diagnostics, and productivity monitoring. The Autobag 600 and Autobag 650 can also be networked for full pack-station integration and central monitoring. Both baggers feature an open design with fewer moving parts for longer life and ease of maintenance. Plus, the Autobag 600 and Autobag 650 easily integrate with Autobag and third-party equipment for fully automatic bag packaging operations.

“These new baggers were engineered with an emphasis on ergonomic design for the operator and return on investment for the owner,” said Chris Rempe, Vice President of Global Marketing. “The unobstructed access to the loading area is one of our most user-friendly features to date, and the highly flexible design accommodates a wide range of products and bag sizes, increasing packaging capacity.”

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