01 Aug 2023
Inspira Boxmotion: New high performance snack food packing system for flexible pack formats
Rising energy costs, skilled labour shortages, and supply chain issues are just some of the challenges facing our snacks customers today. The Ishida INSPIRA Box Motion bagmaker can operate in both continuous and intermittent motion modes. This enables it to handle the widest variety of both product and pack formats, including the introduction of recyclable film and paper packs, while maintaining excellent seal quality and integrity. Box motion technology enables the sealing jaw motion to operate in both vertical and in/out horizontal planes. This means more uniform pressure is applied over the entire area of the jaws, whereas rotary jaws can only make a single point of contact as they rotate together. As well as ensuring a more consistent and reliable seal, box motion technology can handle all the latest pack formats which, in addition to pillow packs, include side gusset, block bottom, chain packs and flat bottom. With increasing consumer demand to enhance and expand flavours and portion choice, production runs for many snacks can be shorter, making changeover time a bigger factor in maximising throughput. Switching between continuous and intermittent motion can be carried out through pre-settings on the machine with no change parts or operator intervention required. Similarly intelligent, automated features for centring film, managing air fills and adjusting tensions ensures faster changeovers with minimal operator intervention reducing human error, film and product waste and increasing production consistency and profitability. With an energy saving design INSPIRA Box Motion uses 17% less energy when in operation and 25% less energy on standby than previous models. The bagmaker’s open structure also allows easy access to key components such as the forming tube, film spindle and tension roller. A large menu-driven HMI screen provides performance data and diagnostics, with multi-level password access to ensure data integrity.
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