The Schubert lightline Flowpacker on exhibit impressed fair visitors with its innovative heat-sealing technology. The machine gently packs heat-sensitive products such as chocolate into flowpacks – at a rate of 250 products per minute. The new sealing technology ensures a flawless process and even compensates for fluctuating product feed rates. This is made possible by the patented flying cross-sealing unit, which guarantees constant sealing times at variable chain speeds. Another significant advantage of Schubert’s technology is the compact machine layout that results from the use of robots. Compared to a traditional flow-wrapping system with a conventional infeed, the lightline Flowpacker with the integrated Flowmodul requires only a third of the floor space. “The compact design of our systems enables many companies to create entirely new factory layouts while making room for further production capacities,” highlights Martin Sauter, Sales Manager at Gerhard Schubert GmbH. “Moreover, our machines stand out with their integrated 3D image processing system, which ensures that only flawless products enter the Flowmodul’s infeed system.”
The Flowpacker is part of the new lightline machine series, which includes three preconfigured TLM packaging machines for standard packaging tasks. In addition to the Flowpacker, the series includes the lightline Cartonpacker for packaging products into cartons and the lightline Pickerline for pick & place applications. A key advantage is that these extremely compact, efficient systems are characterised by attractive investment costs and short delivery times.