Germany-based end-of-line packaging solutions company Meypack has begun to take orders from Australia and New Zealand for a case packer designed for sensitive liquid food pouches.
Launched last year at interpack, the newly developed continuous motion VP600 case packer addresses the food industry's need for machines that can process small products in small formations within a small space.
In a fully automatic process, the machine packs formats ranging in dimension from 70 x 50 x 80 mm up to 200 x 150 x 200 mm (W x L x H).
According to local distributor Perform Packaging Solutions, Australian and New Zealand customers will be able to test the machine and refine it in situ according to their packaging format requirements.
A very small number of finely tuned format parts enable fast and reproducible format changeovers that can be carried out without any tools.
A high degree of accessibility is made possible by the use of low-maintenance linear bearings and guiding elements, as well as self-cleaning vacuum valves.
In another development, Meypack will also be completing a model of the VP600 series to efficiently pack miniature bottles (glass and PET) as well as small cans and jars.
A future variation of the model with a larger machine footprint will process wraparound cases, shoulder trays and trays with external lids.
A variation of the VP600 will be shown packing pudding pouches from the Polish manufacturer Bakoma SA at Anuga Foodtec (Cologne, March 20th – 23rd, 2018, Hall 8.1, E038/F039)