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MULTIVAC expands its range with a new entry-level thermoforming packaging machine

Multivac ThermoformerMULTIVAC is presenting for the first time at interpack 2014 in Düsseldorf its new R 085 entry-level model for thermoforming packaging. The machine can be used for running both flexible films and rigid films. It is therefore suitable for packing non-food products as well as food.

The new R 085 entry-level model is aimed at those companies in the widest range of sectors, which want to embark on automatic thermoforming packaging. The machine can be ordered with four standard format layouts. It is suitable for packing both sliced products and individual items, and it is able to run rigid as well as flexible films. The R 085 can be used to produce packs with inert gas as well as vacuum packs, so that users can also meet the requirement for extended shelf life for their packaged products. With its thermoforming depth of up to 80 millimetres, the R 085 provides a whole range of possibilities for pack design. Electric drives are used for both the lifting units and the transport chain; this means that the R 085 also fulfils the requirements for improved energy efficiency.

This new product is MULTIVAC's response to current trends in the packaging market. The demand is rising in almost all sectors for particularly high-quality product packaging in small batch sizes. Entry-level solutions, which are easy to operate, are currently just as much in demand as highly flexible solutions, which can be converted quickly and simply.

The R 085 is ideally suited to both requirements: it is equipped with the IPC 06 machine control as well as the HMI 2.0 user interface with 12.1" touchscreen. The HMI is integrated in the control cabinet, and it ensures simple and ergonomic operation of the machine. The R 085 also has a quick change system for forming and sealing dies with proven slide-in technology, which is integrated as standard in the die design. This makes it easier to convert the machine to other formats.

With its outstanding price-performance ratio - the R 085 is currently the lowest-cost model in the MULTIVAC range - the machine will score particularly heavily with small and medium-sized companies.

As with all machines produced by the packaging specialist from the Allgäu region, the R 085 meets the proven quality standards from MULTIVAC. It is designed in the MULTIVAC Hygienic DesignTM, which enables the machine to be cleaned easily on the inside and outside.

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