Multivac will display the R 145 thermoforming packaging machine with a shape and contour cutter at interpack 2017 in Düsseldorf, Germany from May 4-10.
The H 052 handling module is used to converge the packs and feed them to downstream process equipment
The machine can produce portion packs such as jams, salad dressings and sauces very cost-effectively and highly efficiently.
With short setup times, the shape and contour cutter offers flexibility pertaining to pack design, the desired format and the packaging materials used.
Due to the cutting unit, which produces no trim waste (there are no partitions between the packs), the cutting system contributes hugely to reduced consumption of packaging materials and lower pack costs.
Since the new cutting system also produce packs with different shapes, the footprint is smaller than with traditional systems.
The new cutting tool can be used on all thermoforming packaging machines.
The company will also present the H 052 handling module for converging the packs from the cutting tool.
The gripper fixes the portion packs in place during the cutting process, removes the good packs directly and completely from the cutting unit, before feeding them to downstream process equipment.
Integrating the H 052 in the line control ensures that all relevant parameters from upstream processes are transferred to the module.