Packing Solutions Technologies for Sustainable Use of Resources

Editor: Ahlam Rais

The Haver & Boecker Machinery Division together with its technology subsidiaries Behn + Bates, Feige Filling and Haver Automation have introduced technologies and digital developments for a more sustainable use of resources and materials.

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The new Roto-Packer RST Adams edition is specially designed for filling powder-type building materials and minerals into tight, sustainable PE bags.
The new Roto-Packer RST Adams edition is specially designed for filling powder-type building materials and minerals into tight, sustainable PE bags.
(Source: Haver & Boecker)

One of the recent launches is the new Roto-Packer RST Adams edition. The 4-spout packer is specially designed for filling powder-type building materials and minerals into tight, sustainable PE bags, states the firm. It is equipped with the well-established Adams technology from Haver & Boecker and stands for filling powdery products into watertight Form-Fill-Seal bags. Developed for the building materials market, it has also made a name for itself in the minerals, chemicals and food industries and is also now making inroads into the cement business.

The system ensures clean filling into tear-resistant, reclosable bags that can be completely emptied. This means the packaged product is safely protected even under adverse storage and transport conditions. It also offers the advantages of longer storage stability and extended shelf life for the filled product, without loss of quality. Product loss during filling, storage and transport is reduced. Less product ends up being used, which leads to significant reductions in energy consumption and CO2 emissions, claims the company.

Roto-Packer Seal Edition by Behn + Bates for Powder-Type Foodstuffs

Behn + Bates is the premium supplier of filling machines for industrial food production and it knows the food industry’s high hygiene requirements. The company offers solutions that meet these standards, opines the firm. With the Roto-Packer for filling powdery products into valve bags, clean and safe packing of foodstuffs and high filling performance are achieved. According to the company, the machine can be equipped with up to 10 filling spouts and can fill up to 2000 bags per hour.

In order to meet the product protection that is required in food production, the bags are hermetically sealed with the Haver & Boecker Seal technology. At the beginning of the filling process, a sleeve on the specially designed filling spout inflates and seals the valve to prevent product from escaping. After dust-free filling, the bag valve is ultrasonically welded shut. Clean filling increases process reliability and reduces wear and tear and production losses that arise from cleaning, maintenance and repairs, states the firm. The ultrasonically sealed shut packaging is air-tight, clean, compact, stable and attractive.

The Roto-Packer is designed for easy product changeovers and rapid cleaning. The machine components are suspended from above, thus providing easy access for maintenance and cleaning works. This increases machine operational availability and overall plant performance, mentions the company.

The machine is also equipped with a Radimat automatic bag applicator which automates the filling of loose, bulk goods into valve bags on rotating packing lines. It is loaded with empty valve bags from a bundle or from a roll. The bags are mechanically shot onto the packing machine’s filling spouts and adjusted to its packaging machine speed. The Radimat achieves a hit rate of up to 99.7 per cent, thus allowing the maximum capacity to be utilised, adds the firm. In addition, it scores with clear health and safety advantages for the machine operator because the operating location is moved to the area with low dust exposure.

It is also equipped with a fully automatic type recognition system. It enables the bag magazine to be filled with different types of bags, thus allowing rapid and smooth type changes during the filling process.

Energy-Optimised Automatic Drum Filling Machine by Feige Filling

Feige Filling presents the Integra 86 fully automatic filling machine that offers even more performance and safety while significantly reducing energy consumption, states the company.

The high-end machine, made completely of stainless steel, is impressive with its six workstations that enable a high filling capacity of up to 100 drums per hour, claims the firm. Integrated are attractive features such as the even more user-friendly touch panel, handheld remote control, and the new electronic proof-of-quality Feige Flow Reader.

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Moreover, the fully automatic filling machine impresses with its technical innovations which optimise the use of energy: For example, the lifters of the filling units now operate electrically instead of using energy-consuming and cost-intensive compressed air. This also allows more flexible positioning within the plant. Also the new component for torque control, the servo screwdriver, is now electrically driven instead of pneumatically.

Digital Solutions from Haver Automation for Controlling, Monitoring and Analysing Logistic Processes

Haver Automation has also introduced the digital future with solutions for process control, monitoring and analysis, from mixing and packing to storage and logistics. These may include solutions for controlling production processes, for recipe management or for maintaining and managing data, orders or components. The company is also capable of showcasing how various software solutions can be applied to optimise processes so that a decisive contribution to a more careful use of resources and materials is made. Capacities are utilised in the best possible way, energy and CO2 emissions are reduced and raw materials and materials are used efficiently, states the company.

Quat²Ro System Monitoring – Intelligent System Monitoring for Efficient Control of Packing Processes

The machines can also be equipped with the Haver & Boecker Quat2Ro System Monitoring. Based on recorded performance data, the entire packaging process can be monitored, planned and controlled at any time via mobile devices. This enables a perfect interaction between all components and optimum plant utilisation. In the end, costs are reduced. The packaging process can be designed efficiently and service intervals can be planned precisely and on a long-term basis. The System Monitoring provides exact documentation of the entire process and allows a cross-operational analysis of all performance data, adds the company.

Comprehensive Portfolio of Packing Solutions from Aventus

Aventus has introduced solutions for the agricultural and chemical industries as well as the salt, fertiliser and pet food sectors. According to the firm, the high-performance packaging machine for free-flowing materials in bulk fills up to 2600 bags weighing 25 kilograms per hour. Thanks to the low wear susceptibility of the components used, the packaging solution has a high operational availability. In addition, the machine features state-of-the-art dosing and cooling technology as well as comprehensive process data management. Another highlight is the energy-efficient palletiser with a low CO2 footprint, adds the company. The packaging system for open-mouth and valve bags of the subsidiary Newtec Bag Palettizing also delivers the convincing benefits of low maintenance requirements.