10 new machines answer food packaging demands: Page 9 of 10

By Jenni Spinner in Food Packaging on September 22, 2019


9. Vertical packaging machine offers high speeds, low cost

The SmartPacker Twin Tube packing system offers a reinforced modular design and combined production output of up to 500 bags per minute. The new packaging machine from GEA is designed to bring about productivity, flexibility and operational efficiency.

Two parallel forming tubes run from a single drive, a design that achieves up to four times the speed of conventional baggers. It forms pillow bags suited for hard or soft candy, savory snacks, nuts, small cookies, dried fruit and similar products. Monitored film transport and jaw movement facilitate consistent, accurate bag length.

The machine offers a high degree of efficiency in a relatively small footprint, and its modular design enables simple addition of options or upgrades. The fully integrated TiroLabel unit allows for labeling precision, and automatic web tracking eliminates film deviations during production with no need for manual adjustment. A Jumbo Roll option accepts film reels up to 100 kg for longer runs.

GEA will show the Smart Packer TwinTube at Pack Expo Las Vegas 2019 in Booth LS-5905.


Jenni Spinner

Freelance writer and former Packaging Digest senior editor Jenni Spinner is a trade journalist with more than two decades of experience in the field. While she has covered numerous industries (including construction, engineering, building security, food production and public works), packaging remains her favorite.

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