Matrix Packaging Machinery (matrixpm.com), powered by Pro Mach, now distributes a new option for 1.4 and 1.7 FLtecnics horizontal form-fill-seal pouch machines that form top or corner spout pouches from the same applicator – a new patented process – and are rated at up to 85 pouches per minute.
The new option for the 1.4 for smaller pouches and the 1.7 for larger delivers significant savings to in-house packaging operations and co-packers because one flexible machine is capable of packaging so many different items in various pouches: liquids or dry products packaged in zippered, top or corner spout, flat, stand up, and/or shaped pouches. These machines even package wet-wipes. Many different pouch sizes are available with the 1.4 and 1.7 with volume 34-55 fluid oz. (1000-1650 cc), width 3.3-6.7 in. (85-170 mm), and length 3.9-11.8 in. (100-300 mm). These machines utilize one piece spouts with child choke-proof caps. The series is available in an ultra-clean configuration.
Automatic format changeover and easy adjustment systems reduce the time required to switch from one style of pouch to another by up to 50 percent as compared to other form-fill-seal pouch machines. These walking beam machines are servo driven for high accuracy and low maintenance. The FLtecnics machines have a smaller footprint than comparable units to conserve valuable floor space.
An additional options include the new stroke on demand feature, which automatically stops the machine should product not be available. Once sufficient product has entered the filler, the controller starts the machine up again without missing a beat or having to index two or three empty pouches to catch up. Matrix estimates that the stroke on demand option can eliminate up to 98 percent of the film waste commonly occurring when machines stop due to lack of product. The series automatically adjusts film height and registration while running, for higher quality packaging with less waste.
FLtecnics mechanical components are warranted for three years; electrical components for one year.