Move to automation at Southern Manufacturing

Move to automation at Southern Manufacturing

Latest bagging and protective packaging solutions will be on display at Automated Packaging Systems stand F29, at Southern Manufacturing 2015. 

“Visitors will have the opportunity to see how to increase productivity and dramatically reduce labour costs by switching to automation,” explains Colin Gunnell of Automated Packaging Systems. “We’ll be running demonstrations of our air pillow system which offers a clean, more environmentally-friendly alternative to paper and loose fill chips, and features EZ-Tear perforations to speed up the packing process while reducing operator effort.”

“As well as our air pillow system, our team of specialists will also be on hand to demonstrate our reliable Autobag® bagging machines and range of material.”

For more information please visit stand F29 at Southern Manufacturing or visit

In detail…

AirPouch® Express 3
AirPouch Express 3 produces void fill air pillows on-demand at speeds of more than 15 metres per minute and does not require compressed air to operate. Material is fed into the system from a high yield box, cutting the number of changeovers and reducing storage and lifting. EZ-Tear perforations make it easier to separate pillows than alternative materials, reducing the risk of RSI. Air pillows are a cost-effective alternative to loose fill chips and can be manufactured from GeoTech® film for an environmentally sustainable void fill option.

FastWrap boasts on-demand protective packaging for a variety of applications and is ideal for wrapping, interleaving and block-and-brace applications. The air-filled bubbles and tubes secure and cushion goods in transit, reducing damages and returns. FastWrap’s superior sealing system ensures excellent air retention and knifeless technology eliminates the primary wear item found on other machines in its class. Capable of producing 1 metre of material every 3 seconds, the system can meet demanding packing requirements. FastWrap is now available in new 600mm width suitable for larger products. 


About Automated Packaging Systems
Automated Packaging Systems, Inc., headquartered in Streetsboro, Ohio, has been a world leader in designing and manufacturing printed flexible bag packaging systems for 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.