NITROGEN FLUSH FOR BAGGING MACHINES
Ohlson Packaging continues to highlight its versatility and utility across the food packaging equipment space, featuring nitrogen flush capabilities across its line of vertical form fill seal bagging machines as well as its premade pouch filling machines to help ensure product quality and freshness. Tied into a multi-head scale or other filler, Ohlson’s vertical bagging machines can reach speeds of up to 100 bags per minute from roll stock film, while its pre-made pouch filling equipment can fill up to 50 stand-up pouches or other premade bags per minute.
Ohlson Packaging | (508) 977 0004
CASE PACKER FOR RTE OPERATIONS
The Gravity 100R case packer top loads a variety of products directly into the secondary container. Now offered for high caustic washdown environments, the Gravity 100R is built with minimum static flat surfaces to drain all liquid. With high efficiency IP69K stainless steel permanent motors, the new sanitary Gravity 100R provides easy access for cleaning and inspection. With very few mechanical, electrical or pneumatic components, The Gravity 100R is ideal for bags of frozen fruits and vegetables, IQF poultry beef and seafood and other refrigerated and frozen flexible packages; it’s simple, versatile and compact.
Blueprint Automation | (804) 520 5400
SPACE-SAVING STAND-UP BAGS
Create stand-up bags on your existing (VFFS) bagger with EZ-Stand from Morris Packaging. EZ-Stand packages are formed using current rollstock with a pre-applied bottom gusset. The package is formed on your VFFS bagger with a modified set of seal jaws; the gusset unfolds to become the bottom of your stand-up bag. EZ-Stand bags yield normal fill rates while allowing for re-closeable options. With minor changes you can immediately start generating an eye-catching package with more shelf facings. EZ-Stand is perfect for frozen foods, bag-in-box, trail mixes, candy, cereal and several others applications.
Morris Packaging | (309) 663-9100
COMPACT CASE PACKING
The SOMIC 424 series serves as a starting point for all of the company’s customized, high performance packaging solutions. Most are configured to run stand-up pouches, flow packs and other flexible material packages. This compact machine, recently installed at Hartz Mountain Corporation’s manufacturing facility near Cincinnati, is configured with Rockwell automation controls to handle a variety of blow-molded bottles. With over 40 years of experience, Minnesota-based Somic offers design support for cartons, retail-ready and wraparound cases. Many international packaging brands use Somic’s advanced mechatronic systems to collate, group and pack open trays, wraparound cases, trays with covers or lid inserts and paperboard cartons.
Somic | (651) 419-6050
SMART TECHNOLOGY VFFS BAGGER
For companies seeking improved production and OEE, Triangle Package Machinery Company, Chicago, announces its new Delta vertical form fill seal (VFFS) bagger. The Delta bagger is easy to operate and offers quick and easy changeovers. With numerous smart technology features such as IO Link, it’s also designed to grow with your business. Featuring a rugged stainless steel frame, the Delta VFFS bagger can run up to 100 bags per minute, including pillow, gusseted, flat bottom, and EZ-Stand bags. Its sanitary design improves machine access and helps save cleaning and maintenance time. The Delta bagger also offers PLC recipes control sensors and actuators; optional RFID log-in; Rockwell Automation CompactLogix controls; pivoting control box; and optional split control box.
Triangle Packaging | 800-621-4170
BULK BAG FILLER WITH METAL DETECTION
The TWIN-CENTERPOST sanitary stainless steel Bulk Bag Filler from Flexicon has an integral metal detector/separator that detects metal in the free-fall stream of material entering the filler, and ejects it through a chute that discharges into a removable drum. The filler has fill-head height adjustment, an inflatable bag spout seal, blower to remove bag creases, pneumatically retractable bag hooks, and an automated vibratory deaeration/densification system to stabilize the bag for storage and shipment. It is constructed of 316 stainless steel, finished to sanitary standards and configured with full-length forklifting tubes allowing it to be moved throughout the plant.
Flexicon Corporation | 888-353-9426
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Compiled by Michael Costa.