Matrix Now Offers Stickpack Machines with Both Laser Scoring and Marking Capabilities CombinedMay 28, 2014
Matrix, powered by ProMach, now offers laser scoring and marking combined in one system on the Inever BY300 multilane stickpack machine. The BY300 is ideal for low-to-medium production of quality stickpack seals of dosing powders, granules, solids, liquids, and pastes with minimal investment required. (See the BY300 at EastPack, June 10-12, at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City, Booth #3025.)
A patented CO2 laser-based system, with an estimated operating life exceeding 45,000 hours, performs both scoring and marking operations. The score line is perfectly straight across the stickpack. Laser scored stickpacks consistently produce a precise tear, in contrast to mechanical notching that often results in a crooked tear line, not to mention a sometimes difficult to open package. The laser breaks – scores – the outermost layer of film without damaging the inner layer. The score line facilitates the straight-line tear.
Laser scoring and marking can be used on paper, plastic, and coated treatments. Laser marking is a sought after marking technology due to its low lifecycle cost compared to continuous inkjet, well-defined and precisely placed images, and flexibility in terms of style of text, graphics, photos, and barcodes. It is also a clean process, without the need for solvents.
“The combined marking and scoring laser-based system deliver high value to customers in terms of expanded capabilities,” said Marc Willden, Vice President and General Manager, Matrix. “An easier to open package with a professional straight-line tear also improves the consumer’s experience with the package.”
The compact, modular, and robust Inever BY300 multilane stickpack machine is ideal for low-to-medium production of quality stickpack seals with minimal investment required. Output ranges from 150 stickpacks per minute for a three-lane operation to 350 per minute with seven lanes. Widths range from 1.8 inches for a three-lane operation to 0.67 inches for seven lanes. Lengths range from 1.18 inches to 8 inches. The BY300 can also be specified with inkjet or thermal printing and embossed coding for variable data.
The BY300 features PLC control, brushless servo motors, and a touch screen HMI. The machine’s rugged ergonomic design lends itself to easy cleaning and low maintenance. Available options include:
- Dust aspiration for powders
- Collating/counting conveyors for cartoning
- Integrated top load or end load cartoning
- Mechanical cam drive
For more information on the Inever BY300 as well as other Inever stickpack models including the SP600, SP800, PH600, and PH800, all of which offer laser scoring and marking, call Matrix at 262-268-8300 and visit www.MatrixPM.com.
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.
Media ContactChristine Duncan | 1-262-268-4961
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