AZCO Corp. has designed and manufactured a VIP-100 pouch dispenser for an application that requires cutting and dispensing sachets or pouches into containers at a rate of 250-295 per minute. A continuous strip of material is placed on a motorized unwind which controls the tension on the web and helps ensure high accuracy and consistency. A power assist pulls the material, and guides control the pouches into a dual drive track belt system which indexes the sachets or pouches. From the touch screen the operator can open the belts and index the material to the proper starting position.
The optical system, which is built into the knife cartridge, tracks a position on the material. Once the material is indexed, the knife assembly is triggered, making a cut. The knife assembly is pneumatically actuated, and its cartridge design allows for quick service. An all-electric option is also available.
AZCO Corp., www.azcocorp.com