Syntegon Introduces New Packaging Machine for Coffee

Syntegon Technology is expanding its portfolio for coffee packaging machines with the PMX packaging machine for ground coffee and whole beans.

The machine can be used for different packaging formats thanks to fast format changes and full-corner-sealing. A modular concept enables manufacturers to react fast to changing market requirements and customer needs. At the same time, the PMX fulfills modern requirements with respect to sustainability and digitalization. It processes recyclable mono-materials and reduces energy and material usage through condition monitoring.

The PMX is composed of individual modules which make dosing and closing stations as well as the machine design individually configurable. Thanks to the modular structure, specific customer requirements can be realized while also achieving efficient output. The PMX packs up to 65 packages of 500 grams of whole coffee beans per minute. To reach an output of up to 100 packages per minute, the machine is also available as a double tube version.

All stations are designed to process recyclable packaging materials and valves made of mono-materials like polypropylene or polyethylene to meet the needs of sustainable value creation.To make the best use of the print area and ensure that the label is easy to read, the full-corner seal does not have longitudinal seams on the back of the packaging.

Lowering the height of the machine reduces the cycle time, which enables higher packaging speeds. This also results in a lower drop height for the coffee beans, which reduces the breakage rate and rejects significantly and leads to better ergonomics for format changes. The full-corner-sealing can be retrofitted to existing PMX machines at any time. Manufacturers can thus plan for the long term with the machine even in case of design or format changes.

To keep energy consumption as low as possible, the PMX is equipped with condition monitoring. In addition, the consumption of inert gas and packaging material can be digitally monitored and controlled. Machine data is collected in real time and clearly displayed on dashboards.

Syntegon Technology is a leading global process and packaging technology provider. The company, headquartered in Waiblingen, Germany, has been offering complete solutions for the pharmaceutical and food industries for over 50 years. For more information, go to www.syntegon.com

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