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News

28-02-2014

AcmaVolpak: SP and SC series, when performance meets flexibility and efficiency

Among the many novelties on show, the company will present some of its finest solutions dedicated to the fast moving consumer goods, namely the Sp1 flowpacker and the SC-140. The two machines are a perfect examples of AcmaVolpak construction approach, which aims to merge high end performances with great efficiency, energy saving and reliability.

Acma Sp Series

The company is able to offer the market a full range of technologically leading-edge machinery that successfully fits into new or existent production lines to package loose and horizontally and vertically stacked products in single wrap or multipack format. ACMA’s offer includes three different models of flow packers: SP0, SP1 and SP2, designed around four fundamental principles: performance, simplicity, flexibility and sustainability. ACMA does not just commercialise wrapping machines, but is indeed able to provide its customers with distribution and infeed systems to manage product alignment and machine infeed, on one or more lines. The modular distribution systems designed by ACMA manages incoming products arranged in rows aligned by the process line with great efficiency. Some automatic applications are also available to feed one or more packaging lines: for example: a biscuit or cracker packaging line can be divided, by feeding a first machine for packaging in stacks and a second for packaging in “slugs”. By means of horizontal or vertical loaders, the product is subsequently transferred to the infeed system. The machine infeed systems are driven by independent brushless motors and guarantee particularly delicate product handling, at the same time allowing easy access to the various components thanks to the cantilevered design, which translates into ease-of-use and hygiene simplicity. The flow packers of ACMA SP series pack single products or multipacks at medium and high speeds, with hot or cold sealing system: the rotary sealing unit can also be supplied in the “Long-dwell” version, which thanks to its traversing movement during the sealing phase, allows to process particularly resistant materials at high speed that have to guarantee a totally airtight seal of the package. The wrapping film unwinding system is equipped with an automatic splicer, so that the reel can be replaced quickly without having to shutdown the machine. For the Top-of-the-Range version (SP2: which goes up to 120 meters of film per minute), ACMA has patented a pneumatic film tensioning device which guarantees very high performances, stopping film unreeling if the product is missing.

Volpak SC Series

With the SC series, Volpak presents the new range of HFFS machines with continuous motion technology doubling the production rates. The Volpak SC series is based on two platforms, for pouches up to 500ml and 1500ml capacity, that cover the needs of the world-wide market for flexible pouches. With the new SC series customers can double their production capacity benefiting from important savings in energy, maintenance, packaging cost and space. The machine also uses a linear pouch forming module, guaranteeing the seal integrity and quality of the pouches produced and a continuous carrousel, featuring a modular build concept, equipped with different turrets for pouch opening, filling, capping and top sealing, depending on project configuration. The single fill station and the gentle handling of the pouches are key to optimize the filling conditions for any type of product. Finally, the top seal turret allows operating in optimum conditions, and is designed to accommodate pouches with or without caps. SC is available in two versions, depending on the format and volume of the pouches and in many configurations: for liquid products with or without reclosable caps and for dry products with or without re-closable zippers.