At PACK EXPO East, Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, April 16-18, Matrix Packaging Machinery (MatrixPM.com), Wexxar (wexxar.com), and Orion Packaging (orionpackaging.com), product brands of ProMach, feature a one-stop-shop for bag and pouch forming, filling, sealing, case forming/sealing, and automatic pallet wrapping. (PACK EXPO East adjacent booths #1415 and #1515)
“In a contiguous exhibit, we showcase automation solutions that drive improved profitability,” says Chip Simenz, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Matrix. “The ability to see and ask questions about end-to-end solutions from high speed forming and filling to case erecting and sealing and pallet wrapping make the Matrix, Wexxar Bel, and Orion Booths a must for PACK EXPO East attendees.”
The Morpheus continuous motion machine is the most advanced vf/f/s technology offered by Matrix in terms of speed, film handling, and flexibility in bag sizes ranging from 2.75” to 12” wide and up to 15” in length. Morpheus is ideal for thinner gauge films used for packaging coffee, snacks, spices, cheeses, dried fruit, and other dry products. In addition to thinner films, specialized sealing jaws enable the Morpheus to also run thicker gauges that require longer dwell times for applications such as frozen, IQF, and fresh cut foods.
Toyo Jidoki TT-8D-N
The Toyo Jidoki TT-8D-N pre-made pouch filler/sealer delivers flexibility in terms of pouch formats – flat, stand-up, retort, and press-to-close. This pre-made pouch filler and sealer is designed for packaging frozen foods, seafood, snacks, rice and other grains, noodles, pet foods, and granular and powder products. Toyo Jidoki engineering delivers precision pouch sealing capabilities regardless of film type or gauge.
The Mercury HS
Offering vertical form fill seal speeds of up to 130 bags per minute, high uptime, and low annual operating costs averaging less than $1,000 per year. With its ease of use, self-centering film drive down system, short travel, angle incline film upwind—which results in a smaller footprint—and tool free quick-change core chucks, the Mercury HS is easily the highest selling Matrix packaging machine in the company’s history.
The pouches packaged by the Matrix on the Toyo TT8DN will provide the flexible packaging used in the manual case packing demo. In that demo, Wexxar showcases the WF20, a fully automatic case former/case erector featuring tape head, tool-less changeover, and speeds of up to 20 cases per minute. Wexxar’s machines have become the standard for customers that demand the highest quality output and maximum up-time. At the booth, formed cases move into the manual packing area with turntable and conveyor ergonomically arranged.
The BEL 252
For automated case sealing of cases filled with bags and pouches, the demo features the BEL 252, a fully automatic, pressure sensitive uniform case taper that offers an advanced production duty design. The BEL 252 pressure sensitive case taper is equipped with DEKKA High Performance stainless steel tape heads and the Wexxar Bel Snap Folder system, providing sealing speeds up to 25 cases per minute. Quick three step size change with simple hand wheel and handle adjustments enable the BEL 252 to seal a wide range of case sizes. No other brand of automatic case taper compares with the BEL 252 for compactness, safety, quality of construction, operating performance, and value.
The Flex Series HPA stretch wrapper
The Orion high profile automatic (HPA) Flex series stretch wrapper has been designed and built with economy, efficiency, and safe operation in mind. The HPA provides all the capabilities required to securely wrap pallet loads quickly and efficiently, using the least amount of stretch film. With automated start and stop functionality, forklift drivers do not have to leave their cabs, which keeps them busy and productive.