Haver & Boecker will be exhibiting at the Achema 2015 in Frankfurt at Stand 3.0/F38 on June 15–19, 2015. The Oelde-based systems supplier for complete packing and bag handling lines will be showing for the first time a system of the next Integra FFS generation. Integra stands for stationary, enclosed and complete packaging systems for filling cement, building products, minerals, chemical products, food and feed stuffs. The entire range of the new Form-Fill-Seal design will be ready for market by the end of this year. Here the largest system is designed for speeds of up to 3200 bags/hr.
In addition to speed, the Integra is also able to handle a broader range of fillable product types, weights, and packaging types and materials. Thus in addition to powders, granulates and micro-granu-lates, the system is also able to fill liquids and special products (such as flakes or products with pieces) into valve-type or plastic tubular film bags. Every type of packaging can be used independently of shape and material. The weight spectrum ranges from 1 to 50 kg. 2000 kg are possible with Big Bags.
The Integra FFS generation unit to be exhibited is an ISF1: an Integra packing system for filling product into tubular film bags with a free-fall spout. This FFS system is ideal for filling micro-granulated, granulated and powder-type products into plastic bags with a weight of 5 to 25 kg at speeds up to 2200 bags/h. The high-speed system was developed for filling mass bulk products and is characterized by its high flexibility, process reliability, minimum cleaning requirements and its ease of maintenance.
The ISF1 convinces the user with its many technical innovations: a new maintenance-free full-bag gripper ensures reliable bag handling and automatic speed optimization enables efficient results. A photocell within the material flow measures the flow properties. Using the recorded data the machine automatically and optimally sets the highest possible speed. Manual adjustments are no longer necessary.
During the development phase the Haver & Boecker experts placed much emphasis on reducing complexity with regards to components and used a new touch-panel to make operation and service easy. The ISF1 has as standard equipment a return spillage drawer that makes the machine especially easy to clean. Two large sized doors allow easy accessibility. Additional diagnostic LEDs allow the operator to see the condition of the system at a glance.
As special equipment, Haver & Boecker offers a toolbox for spare parts and tools that is built-in beneath the machine. Thus the machine operator always has all the necessary items for maintenance and machine adjustment readily at hand. The use of servo-motors leads to energy savings.