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Pro Mach Flexible to introduce 180-bag-per-minute Matrix Morpheus VFFS

US-based packaging machinery company, Pro Mach Flexible Packaging Group will display its new vertical form fill seal (VFFS) machine, the 180-bag-per-minute Matrix Morpheus.

The new VFFS machine will be unveiled to the global packaging industry at next month’s Interpack packaging fair in Dusseldorf, Germany.

Along with it, the Flexible Packaging Group will also introduce the 150-bag-per-minute VFFS Matrix Apollo in Europe. The company is set to demonstrate the operating and versatility benefits of FLtècnics horizontal forming, filling, and sealing (HFFS) pouch machines as well.

Morpheus and Apollo both are equipped with a small footprint to save floor space and operate at high speed for greater throughput. Besides, the Beckhoff PC-based architecture they are made up of is said to deliver high-speed motion control and PackML compatibility for quick start up and enable easy operation.

Matrix, by leveraging on the latest technology which cuts down the servo motion costs, claims to have integrated its AutoPro servo controlled axis adjustment technology as a standard feature on the Morpheus while making it optional on the Apollo VFFS.

AutoPro is claimed to help in lowering the changeover time by at least 50% in comparison to similar machines.

Matrix stated: “Morpheus and Apollo machines can run films that require longer dwell times for effective sealing, making these machines ideal for frozen food applications where polyethylene films are utilized.

“An Apollo with polyethylene optimized jaws for individually quick frozen foods (IQF) applications will be featured at the TEEPACK exhibit in Hall 11 at Stand E53.”

The FLtècnics rollstock pouch packaging machines, which will also be demonstrated at by Matrix at Interpack, are claimed to deliver minimized material consumption. Apart from that, they offer long wearing parts, and high productivity rates along with flexibility.


Image: Matrix Morpheus VFFS. Photo: courtesy of Pro Mach, Inc.