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The Powder Packer for Efficient Bulk Packing

Published on 06 November 2018

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Mixing and Packing the same recipe over and over again is easy, even when producing at high capacity and automation level. In today’s reality, the desire to produce a variety of recipes can cause problems at the packing end of the manufacturing process. 

Matcon are proud to announce the launch of our new Powder Packer Module. Designed to be used as part of our IBC system, the Powder Packer ensures that you achieve quick changeovers between recipes, reducing production downtime when packing powders into bags and sacks.

Combined with all of its existing excellent features, the Matcon Powder Packer is ideally suited for ‘Business to Business’ (B2B) applications where recipe variation is common and efficiency, simplicity and hygiene are the driving factors, rather than high throughput.

Suitable for use across a range of industries, the Powder Packer works in-line with your existing equipment to optimise packing line throughput and efficiency whilst preventing mix segregation.

Versatile and simple to operate

Designed for quick changeovers, the Powder Packer efficiently fills 5-25kg bags (at a rate of 1 - 2 bags per minute) straight from a Matcon IBC, without the need for secondary feeders. The simple design reduces downtime as change-out parts are cleaned off-line, enabling recipe changeover in minutes rather than hours. ‘Make-to-order’ and smaller recipe runs become possible, thereby reducing inventory and improving cash utilisation.

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Accurate, direct dosing from your IBCs

By using Cone Valve technology combined with loss-in-weight and gain-in-weight load cells, product dosing accuracy is assured as well as no mix segregation. This means that your end product integrity is always maintained. The Powder Packer can handle a range of powder types from cohesive to free-flowing without the need for technical adjustments due to the user friendly dual mode software.

This packing solution has been successful with many systems in operation across all continents around the world. Learn more about the Matcon Powder Packer here or to see our full range of equipment then please visit our product pages.

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Topics: Powder Handling, Parallel processing