MULTIVAC announced the launch of its W 500 as a universal flowpacking solution, which offers a high level of flexibility for packing a wide range of food products, including bakery goods. The new flowpacker supports the use of sustainable films and paper-based materials. It was introduced at Anuga FoodTec 2022 and IFFA 2022. It will be the heart of a high-performance line for the automatic packing of burgers in a pillow pack, MULTIVAC details, one of the primary solutions dor secure and attractive packaging.
With the addition of the new W 500 horizontal flowpacker, MULTIVAC is now expanding its equipment range and to a new area of application. “Thanks to the new W 500 in our product range, we can now offer our customers an even greater choice of solutions to meet their exact requirements. And with the W 500 as with all our other equipment, we can offer the right packaging materials, so that the pillow packs are environmentally-friendly and recyclable. Being able to offer the complete package is very important to us, and we will continue to expand this, so that we can cover all the future requirements of our customers,” explains Kim Hüther, Executive Vice President of Tray & Pouch Packaging at MULTIVAC. “The main features of the W 500 flowpacker are its easy operation, cleaning and maintenance, as well as an attractive price-to-performance ratio. It can be used as a stand-alone solution, or it can be integrated into an automated line.”
The new solution is can be used for bakery products such as baguettes, croissants and pizzas. Products with a maximum width of 200 mm and a height of up to 120 mm can easily be packed – with or without a tray. It can provide an output of up to 120 packs per minute or a film speed of up to 30 meters/minute. Marking or labeling solutions can also be integrated. All process and pack parameters such as type of product, pack format, sealing pressure and temperature are recipe-based, and they can be set and called up on the HMI. Product changes can also be quickly made. Moreover, the machine components are easily accessible for cleaning and maintenance.
The machine, which is built to MULTIVAC’s innovative Hygienic Design™, has a high level of efficiency and precision, as well as its user-friendliness, reliability, cost-effectiveness and high output, MULTIVAC lists. The speed of the rollers can be set independently for crease-free longitudinal sealing. It has an integrated gas analysis system for MAP packing with modified atmosphere.
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