Flexicon has released a Basic Bulk Bag Filler that performs low-capacity filling operations at minimal cost and can be upgraded with performance enhancements including a material delivery system integrated with the user’s process equipment or bulk storage vessels.
Despite the availability of highly sophisticated silo logistics, bags continue playing an important role in the distribution of bulk goods. Especially for applications involving small batches or the packaging of demanding products, the manufacturers of food tend to rely on bags because of their flexible use. When it comes to selecting the appropriate bagging system, the properties of the products to be packaged need to be taken into account. Free-flowing products such as vitamin powder make other demands on the bagging technology than do heavy flowing and/or powdery and dusty products such as starch. It is for this reason Windmöller & Hölscher has released Topas and Opal, two different form-fill-seal packaging systems specially geared to these applications.
The Tetra Pak carton packages are designed with unique shapes and sculptured sides to improve shelf appeal. Enhanced packaging material and quality printing options are used to improve package attractiveness, make the product stand out on the shelf and immediately separate the brand from the rest.
HBM Packaging Technologies has appointed LWA Engineering as its contract service provider for the SBC range of filling machinery. SBC beverage filling machines are widely used in the wine industry throughout Australia and New Zealand with a local installed base of 30+ machines.
The Leepack RP-8BT-Z pouch filling and sealing machine is an intermittent rotary machine with eight stations. It is designed for handling pre-made pouches such as flat and stand-up pouches (with/without zip). The machine is modular in design, with operating, adjusting and fault indication shown via a touch screen.
The Behn + Bates Maschinenfabrik Orbis has been developed for clean and efficient filling of powder into 10 to 25 kg bags. The units primarily address the needs of producers of milk powder, baking ingredients as well as any other food powders.
Siat/Mallis equipment is designed for end-of-line packaging machines consisting of carton sealers (tape and hot melt), pallet wrappers, carton erectors — both in semi and fully automatic models and other associated machinery.
The Dolphin Checkweigher is a high-speed inline checkweighing system that is designed and manufactured in Australia.