Sharp Packaging Systems has introduced improvements to their SXtabletop semi-automatic bagging machine. The SX prints the address onto the bag, then opens and seals it once the product is inserted.
Improvements include a completely new control architecture and a full color, 4.3-inch wide touchscreen. The maximum bag width has increased from 9 to 11 inches. All machines have an HMI, which is a networkable touchscreen PC running Windows 7 embedded plus an Allen-Bradley Micrologix 1400 PLC. Like all Sharp machines, parts are nonproprietary, available off-the-shelf. The SXwas demonstrated at PACK EXPO Las Vegas, September 23 -25, 2013.
"Improvements in our semi-automated SX bagging machine increase efficiencies for packaging," notes Tom Ptak, vp/director of corporate services at Sharp.
"The machine is 10 percent smaller and 15 percent lighter. It's ideal for applications where the
products will be inserted into the bags by hand."
The SX bagging system includes an upgraded deluxe film feed sensor that runs all types and colors of bags. Its print engine is also upgraded to DataMax A-Client Mark II for high performance and reliability. Recommended applications for the SX machine includes packaging for fulfillment, injection molding, medical, parts and retail.
Source: Sharp Packaging