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Horizontal form-fill-seal

Horizontal form-fill-seal

The very first part of the packaging process might require a filler tube or a hopper to be loaded with the product. Vacuum conveyors are used for this purpose. They convey the material to be packaged into a hopper or filler tube where it is then delivered into pouches and sealed. When the machine is of horizontal form-fill-seal design, suction cups are used to open the bag or pouch and keep it open while it is being filled. Vacuum is also used at the end of this process to move filled pouches into cartons or cases for transport which then would be palletized or moved into bigger boxes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Key advantages with Piab vacuum conveyors

  • Over 50 years of experience of using vacuum conveying to move powder and granules.
  • Increased uptime thanks to the hygienic design makes it easy to clean.
  • Improved working environment as it is a closed system with no dust contamination.
  • Create safe environments as the conveyors meet industry standards of ATEX Dust and Gas.
  • The conveyors are available with all material in contact with the conveyed product in compliance with FDA, EC No. 1935/2004 and EC No. 10/2011.
  • Meets application requirements as there are product families especially for pharma, food and chemical industries.
  • Increase the throughput and minimize the scrap with the conveyor especially designed for fragile material.
  • Available to convey up to 14 tons/hrs and 30 meters.
  • Flexibility to be able to convey particles from 0.5 micron and up.
  • Compact size makes it a great solution when space is at premium.
  • Flexibility in which vacuum source to use, the conveyors work equally well with an ejector pump or with a mechanical pump.

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