press release ilapak debuts ultra fast doy pouch maker at anuga
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MARCH 9, 2015.
ILAPAK INTERNATIONAL S.A.
P.O. Box 756
CH-6916 Grancia , Lugano, Switzerland.
Phone: +41 91 960 5900
Fax: +41 91 960 5992
ILAPAK DEBUTS ULTRA FAST DOY POUCH MAKER AT ANUGA FOODTEC 2015
At this year’s Anuga Food Tec, ILAPAK, the leading manufacturer of packaging machines for
flexible film applications, is unveiling a ground-breaking pouch making machine with a unique dual
motion system. The Lux 24 pouch maker will be showcased on ILAPAK’s booth (Hall 7.1, Stand
B041), alongside the company’s new Vegatronic 6000 bagger and Weightronic WT 16-10 Slim
multihead combination weigher.
Lux 24 - a deluxe pouch maker
The Lux 24 is the latest innovation to come out of ILAPAK’s dedicated food industry R&D
programme. The horizontal pouch maker is the first in the world to offer continuous motion filling,
doubling the speeds that can be achieved by its closest rivals. This enables food manufacturers
and packers to form flat film stock into high quality stand-up doy packs at speeds that are normally
only achievable for lesser quality, more basic bag styles.
ILAPAK has achieved this technological breakthrough via the development of a unique dual motion
system, comprising an intermittent station for pouch forming and sealing and a continuous station
for product filling. The trail-blazing system incorporates five patent-protected features, including
an innovative rotary filling carousel.
The versatile Lux 24 can be configured with filling solutions for liquids, solids, powders or granular
products, making it suitable for a wide range of applications. These span sauces, soups, beverages,
candies, cereals and grated cheese, as well as non-food products such as detergents. The doy
pouches produced by the Lux 24 can be equipped with spouts, straws or zippers or even fitted
with a handle.
The key to the machine’s versatility is its open, frameless design, which also makes it accessible
from all four sides for cleaning and maintenance. Changeover can be completely executed via the
touchscreen, and mounting the electrical cabinet on the top of the unit makes for a very compact
With an increasing number of food products switching from cardboard cartons to flexible packs for
secondary packaging, ILAPAK anticipates massive interest from the food industry in the Lux 24.
Personnel with in-depth knowledge of food production processes will be on hand at Anuga to
discuss how the Lux 24 could be integrated into a real-life workflow to deliver productivity and
Vegatronic 6000 - a versatile vertical bagger
As an expert in both the vertical and horizontal packaging spaces, ILAPAK will also be showing its
latest advancement in vertical bagging - the Vegatronic 6000.
Characterised by unrivalled versatility and access for cleaning, this game-changing piece of kit will
be of particular interest to visitors looking for an easy-to-clean bagger that can pack their product
into a variety of vertical styles.
The continuous motion bagger can pack both dry and wet products into pillow, block bottom,
Quattro, EasyPack and doy style formats with fast and tool-less changeover.
The innovative film carriage design enables packs of up to 280mm in width (680mm for Quattro
bags) to be produced.
Access is facilitated by the machine’s open frame design, clean film carriage and mounting of the
forming tube on a swivel arm for easy removal. The new ETHERCAT electronic platform allows the
machine to run in box motion mode when longer sealing time and higher sealing pressure are
required or match the performance of a rotary jaw machine when speed is of the essence.
Dedicated multihead offering
One of the main challenges of dosing into these vertical formats is maintaining high speeds
without product breakage. ILAPAK ensures gentle handling by designing dedicated multihead
weighers with low drop and high speed options.
The VT 6000 will be shown integrated with ILAPAK’s Weightronic WA 16-10 Slim multihead
weigher. This full washdown multihead combination weigher was conceived for applications
where hygiene, accuracy, reliability and flexibility are paramount. The WA 16-10 Slim is available
with three hopper options, including large volume hoppers for extremely high speed lines.
Come and see us
Visitors are warmly invited to visit ILAPAK’s booth to see these machines in action and to answer
any questions they might have on our vertical and horizontal packaging technologies.
T: +41 (0)91 960 5900
Since 1970, ILAPAK has been at the forefront of form fill and seal technology, with a vast portfolio of
horizontal and vertical packaging equipment that covers every conceivable flexible film application,
from modified atmosphere packaging to sachet production, as well as associated product handling,
automation and cartoning solutions. Every year, more than 600 machines and automated packaging
lines are delivered to customers across the globe by one of the largest sales and customer service
networks in the industry, with representation in more than 50 countries. Headquartered in Lugano,
Switzerland and employing 450 people, ILAPAK operates four ISO 9001:2000 and ISO 14001:2004
certified manufacturing plants on three continents and 14 subsidiaries worldwide. ILAPAK is part of
the IMA Group, a world leader in the design and manufacture of processing and packaging lines for
pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, tea, coffee and food.