With flexible packaging continuing to encroach into more product categories and new markets, packaging professionals need bagging systems that help optimize the packaging process. Here are four different style baggers you might not have seen yet. They will be on display at the upcoming Pack Expo Las Vegas show (Sept. 28-30; Las Vegas).
1. High-speed vertical form-fill-sealer
The new SVE 2520 DZ Doy Zip bagger (shown above) touts a record speed of 100 bags per minute. The continuous-motion system gives food manufacturers high production efficiency with low footprint requirements. At just six square meters (about 20 x 20 feet), the SVE 2520 DZ uses about one third the space of an equivalent horizontal form-fill-seal system and, the company claims, produces 50% more per square meter compared to other vertical baggers. Changeover, including to other bag styles—such as pillow, gusseted and four-corner sealed, as well as various reclosure options—can be done in as little as 45 minutes.
Bosch Packaging Technology, Pack Expo Las Vegas Booth C-2800
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