Responding to increasing corner-shop retailer demands for easy to handle multipacks of bulk food items, Pacepacker Services has launched a new Collator System which will quickly collate and place pre-packed items into an outer sack totalling up-to 25kg.
Often corner-shops and smaller outlet chains use large sacks as a way to contain and display bulky items including potatoes, animal feed and carrots, yet the process of packing pre-packed bags into outer sacks is a labour intensive operation.
The multi award winning packing equipment manufacturer has designed the standalone Collator System to maximize the ability of working with existing sack placing and sealing equipment. Capable of collating and packing up to 80 pre-packs into outer sacks per minute, the system overcomes common problems typically seen with other systems, as explained by Paul….Wilkinson, Pacepacker’s Business Development Manager, explains: "We saw a gap in the market for a collator which would continuously support the pre-packed bulk goods as they were entering the outer sack. We found that many systems on the market did not control the fall of the product very well, which often results in pre-packs breaking through the bottom of the outer sack due to their weight and density. We have improved this part of the process by incorporating motorised support arms to control the descent of the pre-packed polybags into the outer sack, eliminating damage and waste to both product and pack."