Benchmark Demonstrates High Speed Non-Contact Loading and Shrink Wrapping at Pack Expo 2015

Sep 03, 2015

ATHENS, Georgia – Benchmark Automation, powered by ProMach, showcases at Pack Expo Las Vegas 2015, September 28-30, its innovative InFlight FT (floating transfer) feeder for non-contact loading of bakery and other delicate products and its servo controlled CPX 18 horizontal shrink wrapper. (Benchmark Automation Pack Expo Booth C-3619)

Benchmark’s advanced control algorithms are the key to its industry leadership in high speed – up to 600 products per minute, depending on product dimensions – continuous motion loading of product that cannot be backlogged. Floating belt-to-belt transition times a single lane of randomly spaced products into flights, or directly onto the film in registration, for both soft and hard film wrappers. The InFlight FT is ideal for fragile, enrobed, or sticky products found in the bakery, confectionary, non-baked food, personal care, and other industries. Its rugged stainless steel frame and guards, overall design, and paint free surfaces are ideal for the bakery and other sanitary environments.

At the show, the InFlight FT is integrated with the CPX 18 Horizontal Shrink Wrapper. The CPX 18 accepts a variety of products fed automatically from the InFlight Loader, and also can be fed by hand, or by any of Benchmark’s family of automatic infeed solutions. The unit’s servo driven end-seal jaw combined with precise continuous motion loading reduces film use and increases uptime. The company’s EZ Thread technology reduces changeover time. A no-product/no-pack feature reduces waste and ensures quality packing.

A Benchmark Automation Slugger SL semi-automatic slug loader will also be on display at the booth. The Slugger SL, which is principally used for crackers and other baked goods, delivers precise slug measuring and loading from a single lane of on-edge product. The Slugger SL mounts in-line with an on-edge horizontal wrapper and loads slugs at speeds up to 150 slugs per minute. This loader is ideal for high-speed slug loading without the cost of an elaborate, dedicated distribution system. Return on Investment is typically under a year.

For more information on Benchmark’s high-quality conveyors, infeed, loading, stacking, and packaging equipment for the food and bakery industries, call 706-208-0814. Visit www.BenchmarkAutomation.net.

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