The Lux 24 is one of the latest innovation to come out of ILAPAK’s dedicated food industry R&D programme. The horizontal pouch maker is the first in the world to offer continuous motion filling, doubling the speeds that can be achieved by its closest rivals. This enables food manufacturers and packers to form flat film stock into high quality stand-up doy packs at speeds that are normally only achievable for lesser quality, more basic bag styles.
ILAPAK has achieved this technological breakthrough via the development of a unique dual motion system, comprising an intermittent station for pouch forming and sealing and a continuous station for product filling. The trail-blazing system incorporates five patent-protected features, including an innovative rotary filling carousel.
The versatile Lux 24 can be configured with filling solutions for liquids, solids, powders or granular products, making it suitable for a wide range of applications. These span sauces, soups, beverages, candies, cereals and grated cheese, as well as non-food products such as detergents. The doy pouches produced by the Lux 24 can be equipped with spouts, straws or zippers or even fitted with a handle.
The key to the machine’s versatility is its open, frameless design, which also makes it accessible from all four sides for cleaning and maintenance. Changeover can be completely executed via the touchscreen, and mounting the electrical cabinet on the top of the unit makes for a very compact footprint.
With an increasing number of food products switching from cardboard cartons to flexible packs for secondary packaging, ILAPAK anticipates massive interest from the food industry in the Lux 24.