Food & Drink Process & Packaging Issue 16 2018 - Page 20

Hugo Beck’s flowpack X-D packaging line has confectionery packs wrapped Hugo Beck, the world’s leading manufacturer of horizontal flowpack, film packaging and post- print processing machines, has developed its latest flowpack machine to meet the demanding display requirements of the chocolate and confectionery sector. The flowpack X-D can be personalised to each Other features of the flowpack X-D include a film customer’s specific needs to deliver perfect results changing machine, control system for aligning the and recently has been designed to produce special printed film, a choice of belt types for the intake area, display packs that help confectionery packs catch the and parts specially designed to allow contact with the consumer’s eye. As well as being able to operate with product. a wide variety of films, the recent machine project uniquely creates a header for the application of a label to deliver maximum on-shelf standout. The box motion transversal sealing unit on the flowpack X-D enables a continuous seal for high output whilst simultaneously manufacturing the header, using two transverse sealing profiles to give the finished product its unmistakable appearance. Packs can then be collated using accumulation synchronisation or kept contact-free via cascade belts. At the same time, a colour printed card with product information and a best-before date can be applied to one side of the pack. 20 FDPP - www.fdpp.co.uk It can operate at speeds of up to 200 cycles per minute. Like all Hugo Beck flowpack machines with continuous motion, the X-D features a servo axis controller MotionControl and the latest generation of Siemens Sinamics to ensure high quality packaging and maximum machine uptime, even in a three-shift operation. Intuitive touch screen operation with data storage also ensure ease of use.