Multivac exhibited a range of food packaging equipment at the recent Pack Expo trade show in Chicago, including its X-Line high-speed thermoform packaging machine.
The X-Line, first shown at Interpack 2017, uses a range of new technologies to set a benchmark in thermoform packaging production, the manufacturer says.
“The Multivac X-Line offers maximum packaging reliability, even more consistent pack quality and a higher level of process speed, as well as operation that is easier and more reliable than ever before,” product manager Cem Yilidrim told PKN.
“Thanks to seamless digitalisation, a comprehensive sensor system, and networking with the Multivac Cloud and Smart Services, the X-Line redefines thermoform packaging and sets new standards in the market.”
Features of the X-Line include package configuration changeovers clocking in at less than 10 minutes; a connection to the Multivac Cloud allowing access to Pack Pilot and Smart Services; and the X-MAP gas flushing process.
“Finally, users can operate the X-Line through its intuitive HMI 3 multi-touch interface that corresponds to the operating logic of today’s mobile devices,” said Yilidrim. “The HMI 3 can be set up for individual operators, including different access rights and operating languages.”
Other equipment on display included the T 600 traysealer and the L 310 full-wrap labeller; the customisable R 145 thermoformer; and the hygienic H 054 robot.