For food packagers and others looking for an automated filling and sealing solution for pre-made pouches, Triangle Package Machinery Company, together with JDD Packaging Ltd., has introduced the Triangle/JDD Rotary Pouch Machine. The Rotary Pouch Machine is designed to fill 3-sided seal, flat pouches and Stand-Up Pouches (SUP) at speeds up to 50 pouches per minute (ppm). The rotary pouch filler is available in two models: Model JRPM-8812 and JRPM-81215.
Depending on the type of product being filled, the Triangle/JDD Rotary Pouch Machine utilizes either a Triangle InLine Combination Weigher or other scale or auger to fill product into pouches. The system includes a series of stations to pick, open, fill, and seal the pre-made pouch. Other stations include a horizontal infeed belt to handle all pouch styles and a pouch outfeed conveyor. Standard features also include a pouch shaker to help settle product, as well as a Markem date coder.
Key features and benefits include:
- No fill – no seal. If a bag does not open, product will not be dispensed. Bags not filled will bypass through the sealing station without sealing, saving product and wasted bags.
- Clean, open design for ease of sanitation and maintenance;
- Stainless steel frame (painted cast frame enclosed);
- Ease of operation;
- Superior service and support.
“As pouches continue to gain popularity in the flexible packaging market, we see a definite need for automated solutions that will enable small- to medium-sized companies in a wide range of markets to keep up with demand,″ says Ralph Hernandez, VP – Sales & Marketing, Triangle Package Machinery Company. “Triangle has a long history of working with JDD in the Canadian marketplace and we saw a great opportunity to bring this technology to customers in the US and Mexico. With the strength of Triangle’s service and parts support, we are confident that customers are not only getting a quality machine, but above and beyond service and support.″
With simple tool-less changeover and the ability to store up to 48 recipes, the system can easily run multiple products or bag sizes. Pouch sizes range from a minimum of 4″ wide to 12″ wide, depending on model, while pouch heights range from 4″ to 15″. The rotary pouch filler is suitable for a variety of markets, including granola, snacks, confectionery, nuts and powders, as well as fresh, frozen, or dried produce. Users can also switch between various styles of supported film structures, including foil.
According to PMMI’s 2019 Flexible Packaging Market Assessment, pouches acount for the majority of package styles in the more than $230-billion global flexible packaging market. They are also the fastest growing category, with Stand-Up Pouches (SUP) predicted to comprise 28 percent of the demand for pouches by 2023 and side-sealed pouches expected to comprise 33 percent.
The Triangle/JDD Rotary Pouch Machine is an ideal entry-level solution for businesses looking for the next step in packaging automation. For more information visit www.trianglepackage.com.