Presto Products is introducing its new Fresh-Lock mini slider application equipment at PACK EXPO (Booth C-1644) from September 25-27 in Las Vegas. The Fresh-Lock mini Slider was developed for smaller, lightweight flexible packaging, such as those used in the beverage/tea/coffee, confectionery, pet care and dairy industries.

Developed at the Presto Technology and Innovation Center in Canandaigua, New York, the rotary insertion machine is a significant departure from Presto’s historical commercial equipment offerings. The new process utilizes a rotary motion, and is capable of inserting sliders at an extremely high rate of speed.

The mini slider equipment implements a new insertion method, which eliminates the need for notching or slitting, maintaining zipper integrity throughout the process. Users will additionally appreciate its small footprint and simple setup.

The development process of the mini slider involved turning a critical eye to the company’s current portfolio of equipment and identifying a smaller and lower-cost slider option as a gap.