A Las Vegas Showstopper! See a Fully Functional Integrated Packaging Line at PACK EXPO 2021

Jul 30, 2021

SAUKVILLE, Wis., July 30, 2021 – PACK EXPO attendees are being welcomed back to Las Vegas with a special treat that is fairly rare for live events – seeing a fully functional integrated packaging line that embodies ProMach’s vision of merging two or more of its product brands together into one streamlined solution.

Matrix PELV 2021 PR Integrated Machine Line
Representation of an Integrated Machine Line

The integrated packaging line stars three of ProMach’s product brands: Matrix, Quest and Wexxar Bel, and demonstrates the ease of how the brands collaborate together to fill and package candy mints. The operating line is located in both Matrix’s booth No. C-2829 and Quest’s booth No. C-2825 at PACK EXPO 2021, Sept. 27-29, at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas.

PACK EXPO attendees will see mints weighted on a Yamato scale and released through a forming tube into a pillow bag created from rollstock film on a Matrix Morpheus Vertical Form Fill Seal Machine. The Morpheus is paired with an ID Technologies (also a ProMach brand) Compact 53C Thermal Transfer printer to code the packages. A conveyor then moves packages, each containing five to six mints, over a Matrix EC-E Checkweigher for a final weigh check to a Quest Quik Pick QP200 robotic case packer.

The QP200 will be fed cases from a Wexxar Bel WF 20 Fully Automatic Case Former.

Picking the mints off the conveyor will be a neat thing to see as the QP200 uses two Fanuc Delta-style robots. These robots pick packages from the conveyors and top-load the mints into cases.

The cases then continue their journey to a Wexxar Bel 250 Fully Automatic Case Sealer, where they are sealed and then move to the final step of the live demonstration: robotic palletizing with a Quest Box Bot. The Box Bot is a space-saving robotic palletizer that allows an operator to design and produce exact pallet patterns quickly and easily from bags to boxes and other product types.

Show attendees will notice just how small of a footprint an integrated line of this size really is; it does not take up a lot of space in a facility, and it can be made more compact if necessary.

To view an animation of a ProMach integrated machine line, click here.

This fully functional integrated packaging line is a great example of ProMach bringing its product brands closer together to better meet the needs of its customers. Projects like this allow customers to have one central point of contact, and that contact really serves as a one-stop, full-service provider by connecting all the ProMach brands together. This level of project management greatly streamlines the planning process, installation, and start-up curve for packaging lines.

Forty-two packaging and automation-focused companies comprise the ProMach family of product brands in categories including Systems & Integration, Filling, Bottling & Capping, Decorative Labeling, Flexibles & Trays, Handling & Sterilization, Labeling & Coding, Robotics & End of Line, and Pharma.

Plan to visit Matrix in booth No. C-2829 and Quest in booth No. C-2825 at PACK EXPO 2021 to see the fully functional integrated packaging line, and what the power of the ProMach family of brands can do for your next packaging project. For more information on the brands, visit https://www.matrixpm.com/; https://www.wexxar.com/; or https://www.questindustrial.com/.

About Matrix

Matrix is an industry leading manufacturer of rugged, cost competitive, and easy-to-operate vertical form fill & seal (VFFS) equipment for all types of flexible packaging and operates as a master distributor of FLtècnics rollstock pouch machines, INVpack stickpack and sachet machines, and Pacraft (formerly Toyo Jidoki) pre-made pouch packaging machines. Experienced in most flexible packaging applications, Matrix has the ability and knowledge to tailor highly efficient and sensible packaging systems and is committed to optimizing solutions for customers on a global scale. Matrix is a product brand of ProMach, a global leader in packaging line solutions. As part of the ProMach Flexibles & Trays business line, Matrix helps our packaging customers protect and grow the reputation and trust of their consumers. ProMach is performance, and the proof is in every package. Learn more about Matrix at www.MatrixPM.com and more about ProMach at www.ProMachBuilt.com.

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