FAS SPrint food bagging and weighing takes centre stage at PPMA

FAS SPrint food bagging and weighing takes centre stage at PPMA

Automated Packaging Systems food-bagging solution with integrated linear weigher will take centre stage in live demonstrations at PPMA, alongside the NEW protective packaging AirPouch® AirTower

The FAS SPrint food packing system for bags and stand-up pouches will be configured with a precision weighing system, from weighing partner Cotswold Mechanical, for a fully automated solution.  Food packaging specialist Malcolm Vale will be on hand to demonstrate the systems ease of use and quick bag and pouch changeovers. 

AirPouch Express 3 with HopperAlongside will be the new space-saving, mobile AirPouch® AirTower, designed to increase efficiency in the packing zone.  It maintains a steady supply of inflated air pillows to multiple packing stations via a system of ducting and hoppers, as European Product Manager Steve Dougan explains. “Sensors in the mounted hoppers signal a central AirPouch Express 3 to replenish the store of filled pillows.  New pillows are whisked quickly and quietly up the AirTower into the hopper, ready for draw down by packers.

“Users of the new AirTower report significant increases in productivity, and are deploying regained floor space in busy packing zones to increase the number of packing stations.”

Also on hand will be latest Autobag® 850s mail order fulfilment bagger, with its innovative bag opening system.  The 850s speeds up packing operations and makes it possible to pack items securely into smaller bag sizes, reducing movement in the bag during transit.

“Its unique and clever design dramatically reduces the need for restrictive guarding, allowing the operators to load the bag at speed and with ease,” explains Mail Order Fulfilment Specialist Duncan Hall.  “The system grabs and securely grips the bag in a load-ready position, creating a pass-through of up to 275 x 275mm, making it ideal for large or multi-item orders.”

Automated Packaging Systems PPMA stand will also feature the space-saving desk top PS 125 bagging system, much in demand for smaller scale and multi-station mail order fulfilment operations, the AB 180 bagger with printing technology, and weighing and counting systems from integration partner Comcount.

Visitors to PPMA, 27 - 29 September at the NEC, Birmingham, will find Automated Packaging Systems on stand E10. For more information, please visit www.autobag.co.uk or call 01684 891 400.


Note to Editors:
For more information about the Autobag and Automated Packaging Systems contact Ruth Jewkes of Whisper.pr on 01608 637804 or email ruth.jewkes@whisper.pr

Automated Packaging Systems, Inc., headquartered in Streetsboro, Ohio, has been a world leader in designing and manufacturing printed flexible bag packaging systems for more than 50 years, and is the original inventor of Autobag® bagging machines and pre-opened bags. The company has over 30,000 packaging systems in operation worldwide.  Automated Packaging Systems’ European Head Office and manufacturing facility is located in Malvern, UK, and the company satisfies European customer requirements through business units strategically located in Belgium, France and Germany and via a comprehensive European network of distributors and agents