PACK EXPO International 2018 Product Preview: X-Line Thermoform Packaging Machine

MULTIVAC is displaying its X-Line Thermoform Packaging Machine, along with a variety of packaging equipment aimed at the food packaging industries, at PACK EXPO International 2018.

X-Line Thermoform Packaging Machine
X-Line Thermoform Packaging Machine

MULTIVAC is displaying its X-Line Thermoform Packaging Machine, along with a variety of packaging equipment aimed at the food packaging industries, at PACK EXPO International 2018.

The MULTIVAC X-Line offers maximum packaging reliability, even more consistent pack quality and a higher level of process speed, as well as operation that is easier and more reliable than ever before. Thanks to seamless digitalization, a comprehensive sensor system and networking with the MULTIVAC Cloud and Smart Services, the X-Line redefines thermoform packaging and sets new standards in the market.

The X-Line comes with many features, including the ability to change package configurations in less than 10 minutes. Additionally, the X-Line’s connection to the MULTIVAC Cloud gives users access to Pack Pilot and Smart Services. These provide a constant connection and up-to-date information on software, film availability, machine settings and other pertinent data that enable the machine to be used even without special operator knowledge.

The X-Line comes with X-MAP, a gas flushing process that can be precisely controlled for packing with modified atmosphere. Finally, users can operate the X-Line through its intuitive HMI 3 multi-touch interface that corresponds to the operating logic of today’s mobile devices. The HMI 3 can be set up for individual operators, including different access rights and operating languages.

X-Line Thermoform Packaging MachineX-Line Thermoform Packaging Machine

Other MULTIVAC equipment on display at PACK EXPO International 2018

T 600 Traysealer and the L 310 Full-Wrap Labeller

The T 600 Traysealer is a fully automatic unit in the medium-output range for packing food, healthcare, lifestyle, consumer and industrial items. The T 600 is MULTIVAC’s smallest traysealer, making it ideal for line integration when space is tight. With an output of 15 cycles per minute, the T 600 is the perfect solution for small to medium-sized food producers and packers who require a compact machine, but also a solution which can be fully integrated.   

When it’s time to apply labels, the 310 Full-Wrap Labeller can do the job…and fast. A fully-automatic unit, the 310 Full-Wrap Labeller can run self-adhesive label backing strip width of up to 500 mm. Known for very high speed and precision application, the 310 Full-Wrap Labeller can be integrated into the machine control of a packaging machine, and the label dispenser can be adjusted in height from the front of the unit.

Customizable R 145 Thermoformer

The R 145 Thermoformer is a flexible thermoform packaging machine in the medium output range that can be freely configured. It makes customized pack design possible and offers a large number of equipment options, enabling a packaging solution to be designed perfectly to specific requirements.

Hygienic H 054 Robot

Working in conjunction with the R 145 is the H 054 Robot, a fully integrated hygienic robot. Saving space is a key benefit of the H 054 as it’s built directly into the frame of the R 145, greatly reducing the footprint by up to 5 feet for loading, unloading and converging of packages. Another key benefit is the reduced effort required for format changes. While other converging methods require mechanical changes to switch formats, the H 054 robot needs only a quick change of the pick assembly or an end of arm tool change.

MULTIVAC, Inc. (Booth S-2514)  www.multivac.com

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