The Eventuality for Growing Businesses: Automated Bagging
Didn’t get the chance to stop by our booth at Pack Expo Int’l and see our new Automated Bagger? Not to worry: we’ve got you covered.
Read on to answer the following:
- What is an Automated Bagger?
- Is automation right for me?
- What is Instapack and how is it different from other baggers?
So… What is an Automated Bagger?
An Automated Bagger is a robotically operated system which places bags into a filling station, opens the bag, fills the bag with a measured amount of product, places the bag on a conveyor for further processing and/or sealing. Some automated baggers also include a bag-forming module causing the solution to become a “fill, form and seal” packaging solution. In layman’s terms: it is a robotically operated all-in-one packaging solution.
But is an Automated Bagger the Right Solution for Your Business?
While Automated Bagging has a great payback time, the initial investment is costly. We recommend that midsize to large businesses consider this as a solution for their packaging line. Other factors to consider when choosing an automated packaging solution would be space in your facility and the quality of the machine.
We highly recommend automated bagging to the following industries as we’ve noticed an increase in demand and ROI in production and ownership costs:
- grains and nuts
- herb and marijuana
What is InstaPack and how is it different?
Plexpack’s new stainless steel ABS-12-10 Fully Automated Bagging System, Otherwise Known as “InstaPack,” automatically presents, opens, fills and hermetically seals bags on nearly any printed and non-printed material. InstaPack is easily paired with automatic fillers and scales to create an ideal packaging solution for coffee, powdered products, medical devices and fresh food.
It creates visually appealing filled and sealed bags at rates up to 15 per minute for products weighing up to 15 lbs. (6.8 kg) with a finished size up to 8 inches (20.3 cm) wide and 20 inches (50.8 cm) tall. It is a simpler, more cost-effective design than others on the market, thus rendering a faster and more assured ROI.
Like all of our machines, it is InstaPack features simple control capabilities
Instapack has a conveniently located 5.7-inch color touchscreen HMI simplifies operation and package customization. Integrated recipe management and intuitive user-defined preferences allow fast, repeatable setup or machine changeover. All controls for sealing processes, troubleshooting, and maintenance alerts are at the operator’s fingertips.
Instapack is also unique in that it is 100% modular and expandable
Instapack can be paired with almost any weigh-filler and is easily integrated with any of the following options:
- a small bag end effector for dual bag fills,
- a bag trimmer
- a printer or encoder
- vacuum gas flush module to create modified atmosphere packages
Our CEO, Paul Irvine is very pleased to announce the release of this machine, saying:
“The new ABS-12-10 delivers high quality, high value packing and sealing for a wide variety of applications; it’s easy to operate and maintain and is washdown capable. The modular design also makes it easy to integrate into any packaging line and expand as needed. We are very proud to introduce this machine to an increasingly robotic market of packaging machinery.”