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Matrix Offers a One-Stop-Shop at Pack Expo East for Bagging, Pouch, and Stickpack Machines
Press release date: February 21, 2017
The flexible packaging lineup includes two high speed vertical form fill seal bagging machines the Apollo and Mercury HS, a precision pouch filler/sealer from Toyo Jidoki, and a versatile stickpack machine from INV Pack. (Matrix Pack Expo East Booth # 1109)
SAUKVILLE, WI – At Pack Expo East, February 27 – March 1, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, Matrix Packaging Machinery, powered by Pro Mach, showcases bagging, pouch filling, and stickpack machines designed to provide flexibility, speed, and trouble free operation. (Matrix Pack Expo East Booth #1109)
“Whether a pharma company is looking at stickpacks for single dose packaging or a food company needs fast and precise bagging or pouch filling/sealing, a meeting with Matrix at Pack Expo East should prove beneficial,” said Marc Willden, Vice President and General Manager of Matrix. “The machines at the show are representative of a wide selection of flexible packaging solutions offered under the Pro Mach Flexible Packaging Group umbrella.”
Apollo high speed, vertical form, fill, seal (VFFS) bagging machine
The Apollo servo-driven intermittent high speed bagger is the fastest, most versatile VFFS machine offered by Matrix. The servo-driven design makes this a rugged, dependable option for all bag making needs. The Apollo handles numerous bag styles, including flat bottom and gusseted, and features Matrix’s advanced servo motion control of the film pull belts and the end-seal jaws for smooth and fast operation. Specialized sealing technology is available for high speed individually quick frozen food (IQF) applications.
Mercury HS high speed VFFS
The Mercury HS forms, fills, and seals bags at speeds of up to 140 bags per minute. 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. The Mercury HS is the highest selling Matrix VFFS.
Toyo Jidoki TT-8D-N
The Toyo Jidoki TT-8D-N pre-made pouch filler/sealer delivers flexibility in terms of pouch formats – flat, stand-up, retort, and press-to-close. This pre-made pouch filler and sealer, sold and supported in the United States by the Pro Mach Flexible Packaging Group, is designed for packaging frozen foods, seafood, snacks, rice and other grains, noodles, pet foods, and granular and powder products. Toyo Jidoki engineering delivers precision pouch sealing capabilities regardless of film type or gauge. Accessories include a product feeding hopper, product discharge conveyor, pouch opening follow-up guide, product counter, heater disconnection alarm, and pouch opening detection device.
INV Pack BY300
The INV Pack BY300 multilane stickpack machine, sold and supported exclusively in the United States by the Pro Mach Flexible Packaging Group, is ideal for low-to-medium production rates of quality stickpacks with minimal investment required. Output ranges from 150 stickpacks per minute for a three-lane operation to 350 per minute with seven lanes. The machine’s rugged ergonomic design allows easy cleaning and requires low maintenance. Options include: Laser, ink jet, hot foil printing, and patented “built-in” laser for easy opening pre-cut. INV Pack is noted for its leadership in single dose pharma packaging as well as solutions for difficult to fill viscous products.
See the Apollo, Mercury HS, Toyo Jidoki TT-8D-N, and INV Pack BY 300 at Booth #1109. For more information, call 888-628-7491 and visit www.MatrixPM.com for the full range of Pro Mach Flexible Packaging solutions.
Matrix Packaging Machinery is an industry-leading manufacturer known for vertical form fill seal, pre-made pouch, horizontal roll-stock pouch, and stickpack and sachet packaging machines. 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 solutions are in operation throughout the world, handling a wide range of products in very diverse conditions. Visit www.MatrixPM.com.
About Pro Mach
Pro Mach is a leading provider of integrated packaging and processing products and solutions for food, beverage, consumer goods, pharmaceutical, and other diverse companies. Through multiple brands, Pro Mach provides product packaging and processing equipment, PMMI certified trainers, installation, parts, and service in Bottling & Capping, Primary Packaging, Pharmaceutical Packaging, Flexible Packaging, Material Handling, Labeling & Coding, and End of Line, as well as Integrated Solutions for complete packaging lines.
Pro Mach has a diverse customer base, from Fortune 500 companies to smaller, privately held businesses worldwide, which depend on reliable, flexible, technologically advanced equipment and integrated solutions. Pro Mach is headquartered near Cincinnati, Ohio, with manufacturing facilities and offices throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe, United Arab Emirates, and China. For more information about Pro Mach, please visit www.ProMachInc.com.