Volpak at Pack-Expo with flexible packaging solutions

Will exhibit its innovations at the Coesia booth S-2501

Volpak at Pack-Expo with flexible packaging solutions
Volpak will showcase the new SI 280, a horizontal form fill seal machine

Volpak, a Coesia company, will take part in the 2022 Pack-Expo trade fair in Chicago and showcase the new SI 280, a horizontal form fill seal machine for the flexible packaging of consumer goods.

As a leader in the designing and manufacturing of flexible packaging machines for over 40 years, Volpak aims to strengthen its commitment to the North and South American markets. Volpak is part of Coesia, a group of innovation-based industrial and packaging solutions companies operating globally and will exhibit its innovations at the Coesia booth S-2501. 

Coesia will present machines and products designed to increase the reliability and efficiency of production processes in food & beverage and pharma & personal care, as well as showcasing cross industry automation solutions. Volpak machines lead the industry in terms of performance and flexibility, catering the diverse needs of both bigger and smaller brands in the consumer goods market. 

Sustainability in flexible packaging 

With the creation of the PouchLab in 2018 the Spanish company has sent a tangible signal by creating a place that allows for the testing of the strength and durability of new sustainable packaging materials, such as mono-material ones, as well as their machinability and market application.

New SI 280 

Volpak will exhibits the SI 280 machine, capable of handling 100% recyclable materials – both packaging material and the hinge of zip pouches. The SI 280 features the assisted automated format change — a feature now available for the entire SI series via HMI. Format change is an important phase of production, which is why Volpak has automated some steps, especially in the envelope forming area, to optimize and speed up operations, allowing even technicians without specific training to be able to work on the machines. 

The automation and digitalization of the entire SI series allow Volpak machines to be increasingly interconnected with production processes.

Optimate and Performate

Another key feature of the SI 280 is the presence of OptiMate, the new Coesia smart HMI embedded on a Coesia panel. OptiMate makes it easier to change the format and maintain the machine, thanks to the intuitive interface and guided procedures. 

The version on show in Chicago will be set up in a premium mode and will feature advanced characteristics compared to the standard version, including the ability to perform a production analysis through detailed reporting and advanced diagnostics for predictive maintenance. 

In practice, OptiMate is a fundamental asset not only for controlling the machine in a simple and intuitive way, keeping under control every aspect  during operation, but also for optimizing production and, consequently, the consumption of material and energy. 

On top of OptiMate, the SI 280 features PerforMate, Coesia’s IIoT platform for real-time machine monitoring, which allows one to improve the control, collaboration, and performance of the entire machine pool, also working as a single portal for many innovative services.

The trade fair will take place from October 12 to 26, 2022.

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