Whether chocolate pralines, chocolate bars or wafers – consumers purchase many of these confectionery products in flow-wrap bags. With the lightline Flowpacker, Schubert is offering a preconfigured packaging machine – consisting of the Flowmodul flow-wrapping component and a picker line – which packages unpacked or trayed products into flowpacks in an efficient and product-friendly manner.
The Flowmodul is compatible with all commonly used hot and cold sealing films and delivers maximum flexibility in terms of product mix. Using robotic technology, even extremely fragile crackers or biscuits can be stacked in any conceivable variant and packaged into flowpacks.
For packaging heat-sensitive products such as chocolate, for example, Gerhard Schubert GmbH has expanded its Flowmodul flow-wrapping component with a new sealing technology: the new patented heat sealing technology is characterised by very low heat development as well as a constant sealing time at variable chain speed. For the first time ever, the adjustment range of a heat-sealing film can be controlled between 5 and 60 metres – without any loss of quality for the film or the product. Even hermetically sealed packages are possible with this technology.
Preconfigured and efficient
The Flowpacker shown at the booth is part of the new Schubert lightline machine series which comprises three packaging machines for standard packaging tasks. The series also includes the lightline Cartonpacker for packaging products into cartons and the lightline Pickerline for pick & place applications. A key benefit is that these very compact and efficient systems are characterised by attractive investment costs and very short delivery times. Customers can now choose between preconfigured machines from the new lightline product family with defined product and packaging formats and the freely configurable machines with comprehensive degrees of freedom tailored to individual requirements.
Engineering expertise within the Schubert group
Schubert Packaging Systems offers comprehensive total solutions and services for food and confectionery manufacturers who need more than just a single machine for their production. Gerhard Schubert GmbH’s subsidiary designs turnkey systems for a diverse range of industries. As an engineering service provider, it advises small and medium-sized companies as well as international corporations on all aspects of final packaging and related processes