India’s largest multinational flexible packaging materials and solution company Uflex Limited has recently launched a collar type twin-head four servo driven form-fill and seal (FFS) machine. The machine is in high demand by packers and brands alike for packing granular materials and powders with unmatched ease and efficiency.
Designed and manufactured indigenously by the Engineering Business of Uflex at its plant in Noida, the machine has two heads for forming and filling pouches of different types and sizes. The four servo system coupled with a vacuum belt helps reduce rejection rate owing to the perfect alignment and movement of the laminate. The machine is equipped with a control panel placed in the centre of both the heads, thereby spelling tremendous ease of operation by a single operator. The machine requires lesser space, electricity and maintenance as compared to two separate machines performing equivalent work, thereby economizing the operating costs.
Furthermore, the machine is fitted with a new blade design that ensures quality perforation between pouches with well-contoured notches offering immense ease of tear-opening to the end-users. The specially designed operating program for the control panel paves the way for a user-friendly Human Machine Interface (HMI). The machine can form and fill up to 110 pouches per minute depending upon the product to be packed, quantity to be filled, laminate structure and thickness, and the filling system used. This machine forms pillow-type pouches with a central seal and is ideal for packing extruded snacks, pulses, rice and spices among other products. The filling weight can range between 10 gm and 1 kg.
Commenting on the features of the new twin-head four servo-driven form-fill and seal machine, Ajay Tandon, president and chief executive officer – engineering business, Uflex Limited said, “The machine appropriately addresses the pain points faced by the customers in terms of higher rejection rates of formed and filled pouches. Owing to its four servo drives and the vacuum belt, the alignment and movement of the laminate is very smooth and perfect, thereby significantly reducing the rejects. Further, the seal integrity that the machine offers is of high quality, thereby enhancing product safety and customers’ satisfaction and delight. Ease of handling, optimal space utilization on the shop floor, work flow flexibility and optimized operational costs all put together make this machine a great value for money. We recently exhibited this machine at PackEx India 2016 in Mumbai and the response was absolutely terrific.”
Amid strong demand for the machine, Ashok Chaturvedi, chairman and managing director, Uflex Limited said, “The machine is a classic example of value engineering by Uflex. Upholding our ethos of continuous improvisation of products and processes, we have engineered this machine offering immense flexibility to our customers for packing variety of products. It increases the packaging efficiency of our clients, thereby positively impacting their business performance. Nothing is more gratifying than to be able to innovate to the best advantage of our clients globally.”