GEA vertical bagger reduces breakage of fragile candies

By Jenny Eagle

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The GEA SmartPacker. Photo: GEA.
The GEA SmartPacker. Photo: GEA.

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GEA has launched a vertical form-fill-seal packaging (VFFS) bagger that reduces breakage of fragile candies, available for the UK confectionery and bakery sectors.

SmartPacker CX250-S builds on the success of its predecessors by incorporating a range of integrated features that further improve pack presentation, offer zero downtime and reduce product and film waste.

Brittle confectionery

Capable of speeds up to 250 pillow bags per minute, SmartPacker’s sealing jaws are twice as strong as the previous model and the low-drop design between weigher and the jaw-head, provides greater accuracy, minimising the risk of damage to brittle confectionery and snacks.

SmartPacker is a significant evolution of VFFS technology and delivers greater productivity, reduced plastic film waste and exceptional pack quality combined with practically no downtime​,” said Lee Driscoll, product manager, vertical packaging, GEA UK. 

The UK launch of SmartPacker comes at the same time as GEA’s PowerPak PLUS thermoformer, that provides shortened set-up and changeover times, while reducing film waste by up to 75%. 

PowerPak PLUS can be operated in tandem with GEA’s Oxycheck, an in-line quality control system for Modified Atmosphere Packaging (MAP).

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