Kliklok-Woodman debuts CM bagmaker
Rick Lingle, Technical Editor -- Packaging Digest, 9/24/2013 2:28:31 PM
The Apache CM servo-driven bagmaker introduces continuous motion sealing system to the company's line of baggers.
Introduced at PACK EXPO, the Apache CM brings a new level of speed, operator ease of use, and package size flexibility to applications including cereals, crackers and cookies, candy, nuts, and powders.
The new machine uses Allen-Bradley machine control components from Rockwell Automation (www.rockwellautomation.com) in a full servo design for increased reliability and lower total cost of ownership. The Apache CM is built on a cost-saving "Flex-Mount" welded tubular steel frame. This center-balanced frame is designed to bear the weight of weighers, augers and volumetric fillers, eliminating the need for independent support structures and mezzanines. This provides a low overall machine height provides greater installation flexibility.
It offers speeds of up to 160 bags perm minute and is also available with ultrasonic sealing.
Standard features include patented servo motor-controlled Hypocycloidal end seal jaws; self-aligning continuous motion rotary seam seal bar; swing-away hinged electrical enclosure; powered film unwind and open-design tubular steel Flex-Mount frame; and performance reporting, diagnostics and troubleshooting.