Integrated packaging products and solutions provider Pro Mach has announced the launch of the new patented SmartGate product concentrator for snack and health food packagers, by its division Matrix Packaging Machinery.
SmartGate, which can reduce the time taken for a total charge of food to be packed in a narrow bag by about 70%, has the capability to improve the throughput of narrow bags and generate better profitability per run.
According to Pro Mach, the systems from Matrix, which feature the new product concentrator will enable form-fill-seal bagging operations running at 60 narrow bags to attain speeds between 100 to 120 units per minute.
The SmartGate concentrator can be removed from Matrix machines when running wider bags on the packaging line and allows bags to have a good percentage of in-specification seals.
Pro Mach manufactures vertical form fill seal packaging equipment and has machines in operation throughout the world, handling a range of products in diverse conditions.