Smurfit Kappa has delivered its 150th automatic web filling line designed for the liquid and semi-liquid industry.
The Dublin, Ireland-based company’s Bag-in-Box Equipment division produced the machine, which is used for BIB and Pouch-Up products. It’s available in two versions — the BIB 700 and BIB 900 — to suit a range of production requirements. Both are also available in single or multiple heads.
In addition to meeting HAACP health and safety requirements, Smurfit Kappa’s automatic web filling machines include technologies to promote productivity and efficiency, such as:
- Filling valve with separate vacuum and nitrogen circuits, which decrease the oxygen pickup during filling.
- “Soft drop” of the bag, reducing the number of leakers.
- Raised buffer tank that enables better flow and more accurate filling.
Florent Neveu, BIB equipment manager, said Smurfit Kappa is proud to reach this milestone.
“Following extensive research done by our in-house experts, and using the experience we have built up over the years, filling is one of the most important steps of the whole Bag-in-Box process,” he said. “To succeed, it is important to define the characteristics of the project from the beginning, and make sure all the steps are approved by the customer. By reaching this milestone, we once again have proven our efficiency, flexibility and responsiveness.”