Hugo Beck develops new flow pack machine for confectionery packs

11 December 2017 (Last Updated December 11th, 2017 11:38)

Packaging machine manufacturer Hugo Beck has developed the newest flowpack X-D machine to address the demanding display requirements of the chocolate and confectionery sector.

Hugo Beck develops new flow pack machine for confectionery packs
Confectionery in flowpack with label. Hugo Beck Maschinenbau GmbH & Co. KG.

Packaging machine manufacturer Hugo Beck has developed the newest flowpack X-D machine to address the demanding display requirements of the chocolate and confectionery sector.

Recently designed to manufacture special display packs that would enable aesthetically pleasing confectionery packs, the flow pack machine can be customised according to specific requirements.

Flowpack X-D can operate with a large variety of films and uniquely develop a header for the label application in order to provide optimal on-shelf standout.

“Our flowpack X-D machine is able to be personalised to each customer’s specific needs to deliver the perfect results.”

The machine features a box motion transversal sealing unit that facilitates a continuous high-output seal while concurrently producing the header, using two transverse sealing profiles to ensure the finished product has a perfect appearance.

The packs can be assembled using accumulation synchronisation or can be kept contact-free using cascade belts.

A colour printed card with product information and a best-before date can also be applied on one side of the pack.

The Hugo Beck equipment portfolio also features a film changing machine, control system for aligning the printed film, a choice of belt types for the intake area, and parts particularly designed to enable contact with the product.

The machine is also equipped with a MotionControl servo axis controller and the advanced Siemens Sinamics to ensure high-quality packaging and optimal machine uptime, along with touchscreen operation with data storage that ensures user-friendliness.

Hugo Beck sales director Timo Kollmann said: “Flowpack machines are ideal for packaging in the confectionery sector where air-tightness and stability of the final product are essential.

“No matter the product or the dimensions, our flowpack X-D machine is able to be personalised to each customer’s specific needs to deliver the perfect results.”

Flowpack X-D has the capability to operate at speeds of up to 200 cycles each minute.