Packaging product file

Vertical form, fill and seal advances

Vertical form, fill and seal advances

GEA’s latest vertical form, fill and seal (VFFS) packaging systems were on display at the recent Interpack show in Düsseldorf, Germany. 

It included the SmartPacker CX250 and the upgraded version of the SmartPacker CX400, which has been developed to meet increasing demand of customers in the protein sector where very high hygiene standards are required.

The main differences compared with standard SmartPacker machines are a full stainless film feed with sealed bearing rollers and sloping horizontal surfaces to allow water to run off quickly.

To further prevent contamination, the stainless steel 316 frame and film feed also feature smoother surfaces.

Hygiene is also enhanced with GEA’s maintenance-free closing mechanism. The vacuum table is replaced by a closed clamping table, which prevents dirt entering the vacuum system.

The machine can also be ordered with an electrical cabinet specified in accordance with IP67 dust and water resistance specifications.

All SmartPackers include a sensitive ‘product in seal’ detection system, which automatically opens the jaws as soon as an object or product particle is detected.

In effect, a double-length bag is created, which avoids disruption to production. Contamination or damage to the cross-seal jaws and knife is also avoided, which means less downtime and waste, claims GEA.

Various bag formats can be used on the CX400, including pillow, quatroseal, block bottom, envelope, zipper and doy style. The maximum bag width (for pillow bags) is 400mm at up to 120 bags a minute.

Contact GEA for more information. 

Related News

Ulma Packaging to display it range at Interpack

Interpack to feature a wealth of packaging kit

Pringles and Lucozade Sport packaging was criticised by the Recycling Association

Pringles and Lucozade packaging criticised

Steam packaging film extends product shelf-life

Steam packaging film extends product shelf-life

Internet of Packaging solution receives investment to expand to larger logistics firms

Internet of Packaging system gets investment

Kinnerton has reduced packaging errors thanks to automated code checks

Kinnerton Confectionery automates packaging checks

Food and drink packaging innovation will be on show at Pro2Pac

Packaging innovation on show at Pro2Pac

A packaging firm has been fined £160,000 for health and safety failings

Food packaging firm fined £160k for hand injuries

Consumers are often unaware of packaging’s role in reducing waste

Packaging’s role in cutting food losses

Sirane’s shelf-life extending technology uses absorber pads in packs

Active packaging agents have limited shelf-life benefits

Submit a comment

Your comment has been saved

Post a comment

Please note that any information that you supply is protected by our Privacy and Cookie Policy. Access to all documents and request for further information are available to all users at no costs, In order to provide you with this free service, William Reed Business Media SAS does share your information with companies that have content on this site. When you access a document or request further information from this site, your information maybe shared with the owners of that document or information.