Guido Spix, director and CTO of Multivac Sepp Haggenmüllerse & co. KG, discusses how industry 4.0 can be used in constructing machines to suit one’s specific industrial needs.
The Baseline P 650 double chamber machine from Multivac is suitable for use in craft firms in the food industry, and has large chambers designed for packaging of bulky or long foodstuffs.
The machine can package bulky foodstuffs, such as cuts of fresh meat, blocks of cheese and cheese wheels with its chamber size of 850 x 850 x 250 mm. Both chambers are equipped in front and back with two pluggable, 850 mm sealing bars. The machine has a double-seam sever sealing for removing excess film pouch length. The sealing height can be adjusted to the product with the help of spacer plates.
Multivac’s R 235, a thermoforming packaging machine, has been developed for packing sliced products. It is equipped with standard format sets and sealing dies tailored to producing flat packs of sliced products, and can be additionally equipped with preheating in the forming station to ensure maximum output can be achieved.
The machine also comes with an interface for linking a slicer. With a lowered film infeed, the loading conveyor of the slicer can be placed horizontally at the height of the machine frame, enabling the length of the machine to be reduced significantly. The machine can cater to a wide range of packaging materials, cutting units and formats, and can adapt to changes in these easily at any given time. Labelling and marking systems can also be integrated.
Multivac released a SpeedUp module for its cross web labellers, consisting of a servo-driven label advance and a label buffer, in which the pre-printed labels are temporarily buffered.
The solution increases the speed when thermal transfer printers are used at low ambient temperatures. The module decouples the labelling process from the printing process, with the printed labels advancing into the loop and being applied to the packs.
The overall line output therefore does not get affected by the thermal transfer printer, and by extending the module with a holding device for inkjet printers, two printing processes are available on a single line.
Often perceived as heavy investments that only big companies can afford, automated packing solutions have many hidden benefits that small and medium companies can enjoy as well. By Valeska Haux, senior director of corporate marketing, Multivac
The agreement combines the long term experience of the two companies in marketing shrinkable thermoformed packaging solutions.
Multivac Marking & Inspection’s MVS seal seam scanner is an inspection system which scans the seal seams while they are still in the thermoforming packaging machine.
The R 095 e-concept by Multivac is an energy-efficient, mass-production automatic thermoforming machine for entry-level customers. The machine consumes at least 20 percent less energy than comparable models and is suitable for small and medium sized food producing companies.