Modularity as core competence
Schubert presents new lightline Flowpacker at the Pack Expo 2019
2. September 2019
Quelle: Gerhard Schubert GmbH
During the Pack Expo show in Las Vegas, the Schubert Group will be exhibiting its new lightline Flowpacker – showcasing its proven dedication to innovation. The machine on exhibit combines a Flowpacker and a Pickerline in a single system and features Schubert’s patented, state-of-the art sealing technology for packaging heat-sensitive products even more gently into flowpacks. The exhibition machine will be installed at a North American baked goods manufacturer after the show.
For more than 25 years, Schubert has been continuously increasing its market share in North America by providing end-of-line automation solutions with over 300 TLM packaging machines successfully operating on the continent. Close to 90 percent of the world’s major manufacturers of fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) rely on Schubert’s modular and compact packaging systems. All over North America, Schubert TLM packaging machines package products of all kinds and from all industries – ranging from food, confectionery and baked goods, through to dairy products, beverages, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and technical products – in trays, cartons, boxes, bottles, tubes or flowpacks.
“Modularity is our core competence,” explains Hartmut Siegel, CEO Schubert North America. “Modularity, flexibility, efficiency and reliable technology are the cornerstones behind the success of our top-loading packaging machines. The machines’ modular design, along with their advanced mechanical design and intelligent control systems, ensure exceptional effectiveness.”
Manufacturers increasingly require integration-ready, flexible and compact machine systems and Schubert continues to innovate solutions to support its customers successfully achieve their growth objectives. With Schubert’s new lightline machine series, manufacturers can master standardized packaging tasks with outstanding efficiency and high quality at attractive purchase costs.
The lightline Flowpacker on exhibit was designed for a North American, family-run baked goods manufacturer to efficiently automate its end-of-line process by packaging freshly baked croissants and Danish pastries into flowpacks. The system fully integrates flow-wrapping into the packaging line by combining a Flowmodul and a Pickerline in one system. During the show, the machine will package chocolate biscuits in a two by two formation into flowpacks.
State-of-the-art sealing technology
The integrated Flowmodul is equipped with Schubert’s new patented sealing technology. First, an ultrasonic sealing system closes the flowpack’s longitudinal seam, then a heat-sealing system with a flying cross-sealing unit is used. The flying cross-sealing unit adapts to the variable speeds of the upstream pick & place robots and therefore ensures high sealing quality with constant sealing times. Schubert’s state-of-the-art pick & place robots guarantee flexible and gentle product handling. Thanks to Schubert’s system modularity, the robots can be seamlessly combined with other modules to integrate several packaging processes into a single system.
Schubert’s lightline machine series includes three compact preconfigured packaging machines: the lightline Cartonpacker for erecting, filling and closing cartons, the lightline Pickerline and the lightline Flowpacker for packaging products into flowpacks.
Schubert at the Pack Expo 2019 in Las Vegas: Upper South Hall / Booth 7649