A bag of sweets dropped on the floor in the plant's packaging area. Or a bag of frozen peas deformed from its original square shape into a messy plastic package with an ugly cone-shaped suction mark. These are the kind of problems faced by manufacturers wishing to use a vacuum-based automated system to handle bags, regardless of whether these contain sweets, peas, or something entirely different.
Traditionally, vacuum-based bag handling systems have been marred by problems to the extent that it has been almost impossible to use them. Getting the suction right for the job is a really delicate balancing act. However, new innovative technology is now available that enables the safe, secure and efficient operation of automated bag handling systems.