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Wexxar/BEL Showcases a Semi-Automatic Case Forming, Packing, and Sealing Solution at Expo Pack

Date: June 6, 2017

Wexxar/BEL 505 & 252 with PackersGUADALAJARA, Mexico - At Expo Pack Guadalajara, June 13-15 at the Expo Guadalajara exhibition center, Wexxar/BEL, powered by Pro Mach, introduces an innovative modular system for forming, packing, and sealing cases to Latin American customers. This semi-automatic system, which features the BEL 505 case former/case erector, the company’s case hold down conveyor/expandable packing station, and the BEL 150 pressure sensitive case taper, helps businesses cost effectively increase output. The ruggedly built and easy to operate modular system expands as businesses flourish. (Wexxar/BEL Booth # 2414)

"The BEL 505 + 150 form, pack, and seal system was engineered for those companies seeking a balance between greater output and moderate investment in automation," said Sander Smith, Product Manager, Wexxar/BEL. "Every feature of this modular system contributes to ease of operation, long service life, and productivity and growth."

BEL 505 semi-automatic case former/case erector

BEL 505 units comprise a line of semi-automatic case forming stations for manual hand packing operations. Each BEL 505 model is compact and ergonomically laid out. For example, operators can stand on either side of a BEL 505 to accommodate right or left handedness or the configuration of the work area. BEL 505 handles a wide range of case types and sizes. At a fraction of the cost of fully automatic case erectors, the BEL 505 semi-automatic case former/erector provides an economical and effective way to leverage manual labor and speed up packing. Standard features include:

  • Dynamic flap-folding system power folds all bottom flaps
  • Formed cases are positioned on a roller deck for either easy loading on the former for one person packing or transfer to a packing conveyor for two or more packers
  • Designed and built in North America with premium materials
  • Easy case size changes - tool-less case size changes are simple and quick with change points accessible from both operational sides of the machine
  • Lasting performance - corrosion resistant and paint free construction guards against machine wear and extends machine life
  • On machine instructions - user friendly pictorial guides and color coded labeling for convenient operation and size changes

Hold down conveyor/packaging station

Once the BEL 505 operator forms a case, he or she simply rolls it onto the hold down conveyor, which serves as a stable packaging platform. Positive mechanical case hold down keeps each box in place during loading. Quick adjust features provide for flexibility in case size. The conveyor/packing station comes in reasonably priced three and six-foot lengths, so that as the business grows, personnel can be added (up to four people packing). An optional accumulation rotating table brings products within easy reach of packing personnel.

BEL 150 pressure sensitive case taper

From the conveyor/packing station, cases roll easily onto the BEL 150 for fast, assured top and bottom taping. The BEL 150 is a uniform, pressure sensitive, semi-automatic case taper. It features heavy duty, corrosion resistant aluminum C-Beam construction, and a powerful Uni-Drive case transport system. The BEL 150 semi-automatic case taper can seal a wide range of case sizes at speeds up to 30 cases per minute with quick case size changes. The DEKKA SE high performance stainless steel tape head is a standard feature. Simple design and rugged construction will deliver years of reliable, low maintenance performance. An optional Nestaflex conveyor serves as an accumulation zone at the outflow of the taper.

Each unit in the modular forming, packing, and taping system is on casters for easy movement to other areas of the plant. For one person forming and packing on slower lines, the conveyor can be removed and the case packed on the case former and fed directly into the taper. Pro Mach Mexico supports these products with replacement parts and skilled technicians.

Stop by the Wexxar/BEL Booth # 2414 at Expo Pack to experience this innovative modular system for case forming, packing, and sealing. For more information about Wexxar’s full line of case erecting and sealing machinery, call 604-930-9300 and visit www.Wexxar.com. Pro Mach Mexico Shared Services is located at Calle de la Industria #215, Parque Industrial Marfer, Santa Catarina, Nuevo León, Mexico: +52 1 (81) 1910 3216.

About IPak Machinery

IPak's fully automatic tray formers provide industry leading performance and reliability for heavy-duty applications. IPak products are part of Wexxar/BEL's full line of integrated case and tray forming and sealing solutions. The IPak engineering team includes tray specialists who understand container design and can identify the most subtle variations in automated tray forming. Their knowledge and expertise allows IPak to consult on plant or line layouts and container-style designs, and recommend optimal machine models for particular applications.

IPak is powered by Pro Mach, a Cincinnati, Ohio based provider of integrated packaging and processing products and solutions for food, beverage, consumer goods, pharmaceutical, and other diverse companies. Through multiple brands, Pro Mach provides product packaging and processing equipment, PMMI certified training, installation, parts, and service in Bottling & Capping, Primary Packaging, Flexible Packaging, Material Handling, Identification & Tracking, and End of Line Packaging.

For more information about Pro Mach visit www.ProMachInc.com

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