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Europe: Pro Mach exhibits packing machines at show

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The Pro Mach Flexible Packaging Group will introduce the up to 180-bag-per-minute Matrix Morpheus vertical form, fill, and seal machine at interpack, May 4-10, 2017, Dusseldorf, Germany.

The Group also introduces in Europe the up to 150-bag-per-minute VFFS Matrix Apollo and FLtècnics horizontal forming, filling, and sealing pouch machines.

Both the Morpheus and Apollo feature a small footprint, high speed for greater throughput, Beckhoff PC-based architecture for high-speed motion control, and PackML compatibility for fast start up and ease of operation.

Utilizing the latest technology, which slashes the cost of servo motion, Matrix incorporates its proprietary AutoPro servo controlled axis adjustment technology as a standard feature on the Morpheus and as an option on the Apollo.

AutoPro helps to reduce changeover time compared to similar machines by at least 50%.

AutoPro automates adjustments as fine as 0.001 inches on each of nine mechanical axes.

It archives adjustments as recipes and replicates those settings on command, enabling the running of more stock keeping units on the same line.

The machines can run films that require longer dwell times for effective sealing, making these machines ideal for frozen food applications using polyethylene films.

An Apollo with polyethylene optimized jaws for individually quick frozen foods applications will be featured at the Teepack exhibit at the show.