Multi-Component End-of-Line Packaging Machine Debuts
A new dimension to end-of-line packaging machinery will soon begin with the SOMIC-FLEXX III by Somic America Inc. (somic.us).
The modular machine is a new concept that combines the ability to pack primary packages in a flat, nested position or a standing display orientation. The machine also is designed to utilize both single and multi-component packaging: one-piece corrugated blanks for standard wraparound shipping cases, and two-piece tray and hood for retail ready presentations. It does so by offering the utmost in adaptability and impressive speed, along with the latest generation of industrial automation from Rockwell Automation and UL-certified components.
“Our new machine provides CPG’s with the flexibility to meet a variety of retailers’ packaging demands,” said Peter Fox, senior vice president of sales for Somic America. “Stand-up pouches, flow packs, rigid containers and other items can be collated, grouped and packed in a wide variety of formats. This includes open or wraparound trays, to paperboard cartons and trays with covers. With the development of this machine, we have delivered the ultimate in packaging flexibility and further expanded the SOMIC success story in North America.”
The SOMIC-FLEXX III is a tray packer with a cover applicator that has been split apart at the center and expanded to include an insertion packer. Each of the three user-friendly modules operates as one machine. The advantage is this machine has the capability to run virtually any pack arrangement, and in any type of shipping or display vehicle.
Visit Somic America at booth E-8550 during PACK Expo, October 14-17 at McCormick Place and see the SOMIC-FLEXX III in action.