Integrated bagger and weigher
An integrated multihead weigher and bagging machine for mid-speed duties up to 80 bags a minute was launched in the UK at Pro2Pac by Italian manufacturer PFM Packaging Machinery.
Aimed at the smaller, or start-up business the new ZC1 machine handles dry goods such as snacks, confectionery, granular products, biscuits and short pasta, bringing together the established PFM Zenith bagger and the new PFM C1 multihead weigher, which is mounted on the bagger itself with no need for a supporting gantry.
This, points out PFM reduces cost and considerably reduces the floor space occupied by the machine when compared to a conventional system.
Bagging and weighing controls are integrated within a single user-friendly control system with all electronic and electrical equipment linked through an advanced CAN-bus wiring system of the type used by the automotive industry.
Also to be seen is the PFM Pearl flow-wrapper, again aimed principally at smaller or start up businesses, particularly companies producing a number of different size packs in the bakery, confectionery and produce markets.