Multilane Stickpack Machine combines laser scoring and marking.
May 30, 2014 -
Using CO2 laser-based system with operating life of >45,000 hr, Inever BY300 performs scoring and marking operations for low- to medium-volume production of quality stickpack seals. Laser scores outermost layer of film without damaging inner layer, facilitating consistently straight and precise tear. Output ranges from 150 stickpacks/min for 3-lane operation to 350/min with 7 lanes. Respectively, widths range from 1.8–0.67 in. Lengths vary from 1.18–8 in.
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Matrix Packaging Machinery
650 Dekora Woods Blvd.
Saukville, WI, 53080
Matrix Now Offers Stickpack Machines with Both Laser Scoring and Marking Capabilities Combined
Laser scoring ensures a picture-perfect opening for the stickpack. Using a combined system of laser scoring and marking lowers operating costs through savings in consumables, as compared to continuous inkjet printing, and improves the overall appearance and consumer friendliness of the stick pack.
SAUKVILLE, WI – Matrix, powered by Pro Mach, now offers laser scoring and marking combined in one system on the 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. (See the BY300 at EastPack, June 10-12, at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City, Booth #3025.)
A patented CO2 laser-based system, with an estimated operating life exceeding 45,000 hours, performs both scoring and marking operations. The score line is perfectly straight across the stickpack. Laser scored stickpacks consistently produce a precise tear, in contrast to mechanical notching that often results in a crooked tear line, not to mention a sometimes difficult to open package. The laser breaks – scores – the outermost layer of film without damaging the inner layer. The score line facilitates the straight-line tear.
Laser scoring and marking can be used on paper, plastic, and coated treatments. Laser marking is a sought after marking technology due to its low lifecycle cost compared to continuous inkjet, well-defined and precisely placed images, and flexibility in terms of style of text, graphics, photos, and barcodes. It is also a clean process, without the need for solvents.
“The combined marking and scoring laser-based system deliver high value to customers in terms of expanded capabilities,” said Marc Willden, Vice President and General Manager, Matrix. “An easier to open package with a professional straight-line tear also improves the consumer’s experience with the package.”
The compact, modular, and robust Inever BY300 multilane stickpack machine is ideal for low-to-medium production of quality stickpack seals with minimal investment required. 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 for a three-lane operation to 0.67 inches for seven lanes. Lengths range from 1.18 inches to 8 inches. The BY300 can also be specified with inkjet or thermal printing and embossed coding for variable data.
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:
• Dust aspiration for powders
• Collating/counting conveyors for cartoning
• Integrated top load or end load cartoning
• Mechanical cam drive
For more information on the Inever BY300 as well as other Inever stickpack models including the SP600, SP800, PH600, and PH800, all of which offer laser scoring and marking, call Matrix 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 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
About Pro Mach
Pro Mach is a leading provider of integrated packaging products and solutions for food, beverage, household goods, pharmaceutical, and other diverse consumer and industrial companies. Through multiple business units and related brands, Pro Mach provides equipment, installation, training, parts, and service in bottling and capping, primary packaging, flexible packaging, identification and tracking, material handling, and end-of-line packaging.
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.