The XPdius i-130 vertical form-fill-seal machine from WeighPack Systems, Las Vegas, has many tool-less features that save time when loading film, replacing pull belts and doing bag width changeovers. The design allows users access the front, back and inside of the frame easily and comfortably.

Capable of running 130 bags per minute while producing a 4.25-inch long bag, the XPdius i-130 is equipped with two Panasonic servo motors and drives, which assure total control over acceleration, deceleration and positioning.

Standard features include a cantilevered air film shaft that eliminates side chucks to hold film in place, and a splicing table with film clamping, which eliminates the film running out and requires threading of the film through the rollers. Reload time of new rolls of plastics are supported on both sides using side chucks to hold the core in place.

Available with automated film tracking, the XPdius maintains a lateral position of improperly wound film. The complete film carriage moves left to right with an AC motor gear box and a fine pitch threaded rod for minute adjustments.

Additionally, the HMI color touchscreen is programmed to operate every possible function and feature. For instance, every package or product is stored in the memory for easy recall and setup. The program includes several sequences of operations that allow for a proper relationship between the bagger, filler and the product.

Other optional extras include gas flushing, polyethylene seal assembly, hole punch, vibratory shake-down settling device, bag squeezers to reduce air in head space and provisions for code dating/printing devices.

WeighPack Systems Inc.