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Multi-format wrapping line handles two different snacks

10 September 2017

An automatic high-speed flow-wrapping line, designed by PFM, is able to handle two quite different but highly fragile products – each in different formats – has been designed and built by Italian manufacturer PFM for one of the country's leading organic snacks producers. 

Based on a single PFM Falcon four-axis servo-controlled flow-wrapper, the line, designed for an organic snack producer, is compact and uses an automatic feeding system and dynamic sorter to switch between runs of the two cereal based snacks: rice bars filled with cocoa and hazelnuts, and flat corn crackers.

The bars are wrapped side-by-side in twin packs at speeds up to 200 packs every minute, while the corn crackers are handled penny stacked in three, four, or five sheets at speeds of 150, 112 and 90 packs a minute respectively.

Product collation and feeding is carried out via a dynamic sorter with a combined race-track conveyor and upper pusher circuit, which is automatically adjustable to the pre-set configuration for each product. A multi-belt conveyor accelerates each collation into the wrapper with the correct spacing.

The line offers a flexible and cost-effective solution for multi-product handling.


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