Matrix Features at WestPack 2014 Its Top Selling Form-Fill-Seal Machine and a Multilane Stickpack Solution
Matrix Packaging Machinery
650 Dekora Woods Blvd.
Saukville, WI, 53080
Press release date: February 5, 2014
The Matrix Mercury HS is rugged, easy to maintain, and delivers high speed packaging in form-filled bags. The Inever BY300 is designed for low-to-medium output production of dosing powders, granules, solids, liquids, and pastes. (Matrix Booth # 5326)
SAUKVILLE, Wis. — Matrix Packaging Machinery, powered by Pro Mach, will showcase at WestPack, February 11-13 in Anaheim, the Mercury HS, a form-fill-seal machine capable of speeds up to 140 bags per minute, depending on the application. The moderately priced Mercury HS is the highest selling Matrix form-fill-seal machine due to its speed, dependability, and low annual operating cost – less than $1,000 per year. (Matrix Booth #5326)
Matrix will also feature the compact, modular, and robust Inever BY300 multilane stickpack machine. The BY300 is ideal for low-to-medium production of quality stickpack seals of dosing powders, granules, solids, liquids, and pastes with minimal investment required. This very compact machine forms, fills, and seals three-sided stickpacks from one lane to seven lanes.
The Mercury HS forms, fills, and seals bags with widths ranging from 1.75 to 11 inches (44 to 280 mm) and lengths from 2.5 to 15.00 inches (60 to 390 mm). Standard features include stainless steel construction, Matrix “SmartJaw” ST horizontal sealing technology, color touch screen operator panel, English/Spanish operator interface, and an Allen Bradley MicroLogix PLC control system. Compared to other high speed machines, the Mercury has a small footprint, which helps to conserve valuable floor space.
Each Mercury HS offers a self-centering film drive down system, automatic edge guide film tracking, and short travel, angled incline film upwind, all of which contribute to precise film movement and trouble free operation. Tool-free quick-change core chucks help to ensure fast changeover between jobs. View a video of the Mercury HS.
The Inever BY300 output ranges from 150 stickpacks per minute for a three-lane operation to 350 per minute with seven lanes. Widths range from 1.8 inches (45 mm) for three-lane operation to 0.67 inches (17 mm) for seven lanes. Lengths range from 1.18 inches (30 mm) to 8 inches (200 mm).
The BY300 features PLC control, brushless servo motors, and a touch screen HMI. The machine’s rugged ergonomic design lends itself to easy cleaning and low maintenance. Available options include:
• Laser, ink jet, hot foil printing
• Thermo printers
• Embossed coding for variable data
• Dust aspiration for powders
• Collating/counting conveyors for cartoning
• Integrated top load or end load cartoning
• Mechanical cam drive
• Patented “built-in” laser device for easy opening pre-cut
For more information on the Mercury HS and the Inever BY 300 and the many different vertical and rotary bagging and pouch filling solutions from Matrix, call 262-268-8300 and visit www.MatrixPM.com.
Matrix Packaging Machinery is an industry-leading manufacturer of vertical form-fill-seal (v/f/f/s) packaging equipment. Since 1988 Matrix has built a solid reputation for delivering rugged, well-engineered, cost competitive, and easy-to-use packaging systems backed by outstanding customer support. Matrix has v/f/f/s, stickpack, and pouch filling machines in operation throughout the world, handling a wide range of products in very diverse conditions. www.MatrixPM.com
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Pro Mach has a diverse customer base, from Fortune 500 companies to smaller, privately-held businesses worldwide, which depend on reliable, flexible, technologically advanced packaging equipment and integrated solution sets. Pro Mach is headquartered near Cincinnati, Ohio, with manufacturing facilities and offices throughout the United States and Canada. For more information about Pro Mach, visit www.ProMachInc.com.