QuickPouch, the super-compact vertical form/fill/seal system that packs up to 20 per minute pouching capability, has added Advanced Control System electronics using an Allen-Bradley PLC from Rockwell Automation. Seen this month at TexasPack (shown), the vertical ACS model relies on integrated sensors to monitor vital validation packaging parameters including heat-seal temperature, duration, pressure and more to assure high-integrity, 4-side sealed pouches. Any setting outside of preset ranges will trigger alarm alerts.
This validating system optimizes the packaging of powders, liquids or solids for pharmaceutical, cosmetic and certain medical packaging operations, according to Evan LaRocca, the company’s director of marketing. It also offers a 10-inch color touchscreen panel from Schneider Electric.
Intended for short run production requirements, the standard system can produce pouches up to 6 inches W x 9 inches H on the standard system and 12 inches x 19 inches on the QPV Plus version. Notably, the system can handle Tyvek materials; there is also an all stainless steel model, LaRocca adds.