Product News: Packaging Equipment
Form-Fill-Seal Machine handles up to 140 bags per minute.
Press Release Summary:
February 11, 2013 - Featuring stainless steel construction, Mercury HS forms, fills, and seals bags with widths ranging from 1.75–11 in. and lengths from 2.5–15.00 in. Machine includes SmartJaw ST horizontal sealing technology, color touchscreen operator panel, English/Spanish operator interface, and Allen Bradley MicroLogix PLC system. For precise film movement, system has self-centering film drive down system, automatic edge guide film tracking, and short travel, angled incline film upwind.
Original Press Release
Matrix Features at West Pack the Mercury HS - The Company's Top Selling Form-Fill-Seal Machine
Press release date: February 8, 2013
SAUKVILLE, Wis. – Matrix Packaging Machinery, powered by Pro Mach, will showcase at West Pack, February 12-14, at the Anaheim Convention Center, 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 #5243)
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.
Matrix is showing the Mercury HS integrated with the new Yamato Omega multi-head weigher. The Omega ensures high-speed precise weighing for greater accuracy, minimum product waste, and maximum throughput and profitability. The Omega consumes 60 percent less power compared to previous generation weighers for lower cost, more sustainable operation. The Omega features tooless changeover for removal of buckets and linear feeder pans.
“Whether the need is for a replacement machine or for a new line, the Mercury HS is unmatched in overall value of price and performance,” said Marc Willden, vice president and general manager, Matrix Packaging Machinery. “If co-packers and brand owners have different specifications in terms of speed, bag size, and cost, Matrix offers more than a dozen different standard models, and one of those solutions will work.”
View a video of the Mercury HS. For more information on the Mercury HS and the many different vertical and rotary bagging machines, call Matrix Packaging Machinery at 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 machines in operation throughout the world, handling a wide range of products in very diverse conditions. www.MatrixPM.com
About Pro Mach
Pro Mach, Cincinnati, Ohio, is a leading provider of integrated packaging products and solutions for food, beverage, household goods, pharmaceutical, and other diverse consumer and industrial companies. Through three business units and related divisions, Pro Mach provides equipment, training, installation, and parts in primary packaging, end-of-line packaging, and identification and tracking. www.ProMachInc.com