Asking the right questions to your packaging equipment manufacturer is crucial in determining if the machinery is suitable for your company. These are the four most important questions you should ask your OEM before signing that purchase order. There are two main types of pouch fill and seal machine layouts: Inline and Rotary. An inline machine has the beginning and endpoints of the process located at opposite ends of the equipment. This requires more floor space. Rotating pouch filling machines and sealing machines are designed to operate circularly. The start and endpoints of each process are located next to each other. This design saves space and maximizes efficiency. It is, therefore, our preferred choice.
A pouch cutlery packaging machine that cannot adjust for different bags will stop producing if it is. The main operational complaint of contract packaging companies and manufacturers is the inordinate amount of time required to change bags. It reduces productivity and impacts their bottom line. What is the average time to switch an automatic pouch-fill and seal machine? It should take 5 minutes for a rotary machine. An entry-level operator should find it easy to change the device without any tools. It should not take more than a few buttons and knobs to prepare the machine for new bagging.
What is ‘under the bonnet’ really matters for both cars and packaging machines. While a pouch fill-and-seal machine might look beautiful from the outside, it could cost more in the long run, both in maintenance and costs. This can indicate future problems.
Bag gripper arms are an essential component in pouch packing machines. They should be built with durability and strength in mind. Bag gripper arms are responsible for holding the bag steady as it goes through various stages of the pouch packing process. They should be stainless steel and can support heavy loads up to 20 pounds without sagging.
Human Machine Interface provides visualizations of the packaging system using graphics and text. HMI is the primary interface between the packaging machine operator (or the operator) and an HMI. It provides control and reporting functions and monitoring, controls, and error reporting. HMIs today are touch-screen and intuitive to use.
HMIs are often placed about the pouch fill or seal machine. This is an essential but often overlooked design point. HMIs can be fixed, attached directly to the engine, or moved. They can be mounted on the machine or placed separately on a stand. You can have HMIs attached to the pouch seal machine’s pouch fill and seal machine by attaching a swivel arm. This is our preferred method for maximum flexibility. This HMI doesn’t require extra space and can easily be moved to the location and height that is most convenient for the current user. It can also be used to clean the packaging machines.
Whatever this interest in packaging, some brands may not have the necessary experience to bring their operations in-house successfully. We have compiled a list of topics to help you understand the basics and offer tips to assist you in each stage.