Automated Packaging Systems , the market leader in high-reliability packaging systems, has introduced the new Autobag AB 180 Bagging System to Australia through its new distributor, MPI Australia Pty Ltd.
The Autobag AB 180 has been engineered with next generation electronics that provide improved control, faster operating speeds, enhanced reliability, built-in diagnostics, and minimised downtime.
Suitable for use in a wide range of industries, the Autobag AB 180 is already in use around the world packaging a diverse range of products.
The Autobag AB 180 is capable of cycling at speeds up to 80 bags per minute and pack size changeovers can be achieved in less than two minutes for optimum productivity.
The entire system has been designed with ergonomic enhancements that improve ease of use, operator comfort, and machine efficiency. A new AutoTouch control screen provides easy touch screen access to job set-up, diagnostic functions, and real time production monitoring. This large operator control screen is moveable for easy viewing from any angle, and the display software is available in five languages.
Productivity and dependability are important factors in the design of the Autobag systems. Mechanical components such as drives, motors, and sealing mechanisms have all been improved on this latest model to give faster performance and greater reliability.
Another productivity improvement feature is the Automatic Trim Seal function, which is ideal for filling bags destined for the retail market.
More aesthetically pleasing and suitable for display in-store, the bag is sealed and the scrap is neatly trimmed at the seal.
The maximum cycle rate for filling these bags has been doubled to 60 bags per minute. A unique friction carrier belt design traps the web of bags and drives the material ensuring accurate bag positioning. AutoThread provides fast and easy bag changeovers without opening the machine.
The AB 180 can handle a wide range of bag sizes up to 265mm wide by 600mm long; however it also runs small bags down to 50mm wide.
Bags are always presented with an open aspect to minimise the risk of filling inaccurate quantities, often experienced with smaller bags.