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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.

Multivac product manager Cem Yildirim runs through the features of the equipment on display at Pack Expo with PKN editor Lindy Hughson.
Multivac product manager Cem Yildirim runs through the features of the equipment on display at Pack Expo with PKN editor Lindy Hughson.

“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.

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