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The Perfect Filling and Sealing of Pre-Made Pouches with SN’s FS Series.

 

SN offers a wide range of machine models that fill and seal pre-made pouches of nearly any size and pouch type. With our horizontal FS-machine series, we have developed a product line that combines a robust, hygienic and compact machine design with the advantages of the smallest possible footprint.


Granulates, liquids, pasty products, powders, pet food, seeds, household or personal care products, products from the pharmaceutical industry, soups and sauces – an almost endless variety of products of any kind and consistency can be filled up.


Our machines are easy to use (e.g. HMI touch panel for machine visualization) and thanks to the format change, the machines offer enormous flexibility for your production requirements within shortest time. The basic functions of the system are pouch transfer from the magazine to the rotary table, opening, filling and top sealing of the pouch. The multitude of additional options gives the possibility to fulfill all individual requirements of our customers.


Our FS-machines can be equipped with gas and steam injection, spoon
feeding, dust extraction, servo-controlled filling pumps for liquids or pastes and many other features.

Each machine is also available in a completely washable version (Wash Down). The filling of highly flammable liquids is also possible thanks to an optional safety equipment (according to the ATEX guidelines) of the machine.

All machines are manufactured according to the high SN standards and fulfill the latest EU regulations for safety, hygienic and electrical execution. Product touching parts are made of stainless steel 316.

The FS machines are able to handle pre-made stand-up pouches with zipper or corner spout, side gusset pouches, contour pouches and pouches with extraordinary design.

The Simplex Series FS Machines

 

The high flexibility of the SN FS machines (with regards to the possibility of pouch sizes and designs), makes them very advantageous in many industries. With the option to covert the system from small stand-up pouches with or without zippers, to large size gusset pouches in short time frames.

The Highlights

  • Small footprint
  • Hygenic design and easy cleaning
  • Short changeover times
  • High quality, long-life machine components
  • Can be used with many different dosing equiptment

In this image, we can see an example of how our FS machines can fill large volumes of liquid (in this case screen wash), into pre-made pouches. These particular pouches show off the corner spout and cut out handle varieties available.

Feature focus: On Meypack Stretch film wrapping

 

Meypack Stretch film wrapper

As a supplement to the shrink wrapper and shrink tunnel, our stretch-film wrapper from the FW Series continuously wraps products in a stretchable film.

The film rolls, which are positioned opposite each other, can achieve an output of up to 60 film packs per minute.

Meypack stretch wrap machine system

Meypack stretch wrap machine system

This type of packaging is particularly suited for frozen products. Low electricity and film consumption are just two of the many advantages provided by this machine.

For more information on high-efficiency stretch-wrap packing, call us on 01473 893990 or by email to contact@penn-packaging.co.uk

SN Innovative solutions: Product example – Screen wash

 

SN Innovative solutions: Product example – Screen wash

The task: A Scandinavian producer seeks to fill three liters of screen wash. The packaging shall be user-friendly (light weight, easy handling, little waste) and inexpensive to produce. In addition, the easily inflammable content must be packed securely and well presentable in store.

The solution: A pre-made pouch with corner spout and carrying handle is flled and sealed on our horizontal rotary pouch fller FS 830 with servo-driven pump. The laminate has to withstand both the heavy weight and the ethanol-containing product.

For this project the FS 830 was equipped with a few new technical developments. The main focuses were:

  • safe production
  • high production rate
  • little foam generation

In order to meet these requirements SN developed the following solutions:

  • special pouch opening
  • double-filling
  • ideal size of the filling heads
  • removing foam remains by suction air

After entering the horizontal rotary pouch filler the pouch is pulled and held open completely by means of suction cups on the upper and lower part of the pouch and two inserting, synchronized swivels.

In order to meet the requirements of this special product and output rate the filling process is divided between two machine stations. A servo-driven filling head is inserted rapidly into the pouch, lifted up slowly during the filling process (1,5 liters) and finally, when the pouch is filled to its half, removed again quickly. This process is repeated at the next station where the pouch receives the second 1,5  liters in the same way.

The advantage of this technical development: the foam building of the product is reduced to a minimum.

Finally, the little remaining foam and air are sucked off (optimizing the pouch volume). The fawless seal is created by a thermic double-seal during which the filled pouch is supported mechanically. At the final of the eight stations of this rotary table the head-seal is cooled and the pouch transferred to the outlet conveyor belt.

In order to meet the requirements of a product containing ethanol, the machine was built in accordance to ATEX guidelines and is TÜV certified. Prerequisites for this certifcation were, for example, the stainless steel execution (wet cleaning) with circumferential gutter as well as an ethanol-exhaust and gas detectors which are placed above and below the machine table.

The FS 830 is suitable for pouch sizes up to 300 x 420 mm. Thanks to tool-free format change-overs, product change times below 15 minutes can be realized. The setting of the formats is furthermore simplifed by mounted scales. Via integrated recipe control all format-depending parameters can be saved and recalled through the SN Smart-Touch operator panel.

For more information on high-efficiency pouch packing, call us on 01473 893990 or by email to contact@penn-packaging.co.uk