Automated pack line aids successful company launch

Apr 12, 2007

Matrix was recently featured in the April 2007 issue of Packaging World magazine showcasing their vertical form fill seal system for NP Food Service Sales, an organic cereal processor.

NP president Mitch Hallgren says: "After reviewing available vertical form/fill/seal packaging equipment options, we selected two Mercury machines from Matrix Packaging Machinery for use in tandem with two 14-head Model AMD-314D combination weigh scales from Yamato for the single-serve bag and bulk bag packaging lines. The broad range of capabilities and changeover flexibility of the Matrix Mercury vertical form/fill/seal packaging machines allow us to maintain consistent product quality across various bag sizes."

Hallgren adds, "Since we purchased this equipment, the overall high level of customer service that Matrix provided—both from field technicians and office staff—has reinforced the decision that we made. We currently operate two of the Matrix Mercury vertical form/fill/seal bagging machines in St. Charles, and we have plans to expand to five of these machines as product demand increases."

The Mercury machines are operating consistently at packaging rates of 90 to 105 bpm, depending on cereal density and bag size, according to Hallgren. He reports: "Changeovers are smooth and efficient, usually taking about 8 to 10 minutes, resulting in minimal downtime."

Field technicians from Matrix set up the Mercury machines, provided on-site training, and assisted in start-up of the bagging lines. Hallgren notes, “We also took advantage of the in-depth training that Matrix offered at their facility in Saukville, WI. Matrix has a classroom facility with operating machines for hands-on training."

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Matrix is an industry leading manufacturer of rugged, cost competitive, and easy-to-use vertical form fill seal (VFFS) equipment for all types of flexible packaging and operates as a master distributor of INVpack stickpack and sachet machines, Pacraft pre-made pouch packaging machines, and Cetec Industrie flexible bagging machines . With more than 30 years of flexible packaging expertise, Matrix has the ability, knowledge, and commitment to tailor highly efficient and profitable packaging systems for our 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 its 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 and more about ProMach at

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