Attractive alternative to polynet potatoes

At Fruit Logistica, the Weightronic1400 V will be feeding a Vegatronic 1000 intermittent vertical bagger. This closed frame machine is characterised by heavy duty execution that is ideal for the harsh conditions encountered in potato packing environments.

The Vegatronic 1000 is capable of producing pillow, block bottom, Quattro and pouch formats, but on this occasion, will be shown packing potatoes into an innovative polybag film bag with net window.

Switching from the traditional polynet easy fresh bag to a more attractive gusseted Kraft film polybag with net window not only improves presentation, but also productivity, as the bagger can run this film more quickly than it can bandoliers and polynet.

Following the introduction of a new film specifically for this application, ILAPAK has become the first equipment manufacturer to offer this option - an achievement which required some thoughtful engineering.

“We designed the forming tubes with asymmetric shoulders for an offset longitudinal seal and applied a special coating to the jaws to prevent the film from sticking and to maximise performance,” explains Boccolini.

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