Oct 4, 2018
To Also Feature Kleenline and Southern Packaging Equipment
STATHAM, GA., October 4, 2018 – Benchmark will display a range of innovative solutions for food and bakery manufacturers at Pack Expo 2018 from October 14-17 at the McCormick Center – Chicago in Booth #S-3542.
Taking center stage for Benchmark will be its industry-leading InFlight FT Loader, a truly non-contact feeder ideal for high-speed continuous motion loading of products that cannot be backlogged or products which are sticky or fragile. The floating nose allows the system to absorb surges and close gaps in product that a multiple belt feeder cannot accomplish. A floating belt-to-belt transition is used to time randomly spaced product directly into the receiving flights of either a horizontal wrapper or cartoner at speeds up to 500 ppm. The Inflight FT offers an operator-friendly experience with easy-to-use software and diagnostics accessed through touchscreen, minimizing changeovers and downtime. The machine will be integrated with a Formost Fuji Alpha VIII Horizontal Wrapper.
Also on display for Benchmark will be an integrated conveyor system featuring two high-speed Kleenline reciprocators to demonstrate product distribution from a single lane to multiple rows or from rows to a single lane. Reciprocators can distribute a single lane across a wider belt for entry to a freezer or oven infeed or can take rows discharged from your process equipment and send a single lane of randomly spaced product to your wrapper or primary packaging system. The reciprocators are integrated with three conveyors to form a loop. In addition to the reciprocators, the loop contains equipment to align rows, meter product speed and ensure consistent product spacing to the reciprocators. Benchmark’s system provides uniform product distribution and fast cycle times to deliver the ideal solution for achieving optimum efficiency in packaging lines.
Rounding out the product line-up for Benchmark will be its Southern Packaging Machinery brand featuring the PowerPouch Intermittent Motion Packager, a versatile horizontal form/fill/seal pouch packaging machine designed to enhance efficiency and productivity in any packaging environment. The PowerPouch Intermittent Motion Packager will form, fill, and seal 3-sided seal pouches on heat and pressure-activated material. The machine accepts product from a servo auger during the dwell portion of the cycle. The bag clamp conveyor holds the pouches as they are indexed through the loading zones and top seal station. Filled and sealed pouches are then discharged at 90-degrees.
To learn more about Benchmark, see us at Pack Expo 2018, Booth S-3542 or visit our website at www.benchmarkautomation.net.
Benchmark designs and manufactures high-performance, low-maintenance, easy-to-operate product handling systems for the food and bakery manufacturers, including distribution systems, automatic cartoner infeeds, shuttle and disk feeders, stackers, mergers, tray loaders, and slug loaders. Benchmark also manufactures the Southern Packaging line of intermittent motion horizontal form fill seal pouch packaging systems. Benchmark is a product brand of ProMach, a global leader in packaging line solutions. As part of the ProMach Product Handling business line, Benchmark helps our packaging customers protect and grow the reputation and trust of their consumers. ProMach is performance, and the proof is in every package. Learn more about Benchmark at www.BenchmarkAutomation.net and more about ProMach at ProMachBuilt.com.
Laurie Perolio-Bullinger, Marketing Manager - Product Handling Group