Matrix Now Offers Stickpack Machines with Both Laser Scoring and Marking Capabilities Combined
At EastPack June 10-12, Matrix Packaging Machinery, a Pro Mach company, will be demonstrating the Inever BY300 multilane stickpack machine for powders, granules, solids, liquids, and pastes. The CO2 laser-based system both scores and marks stickpacks, with the score line straight across the stickpack. According to Matrix, laser scored stickpacks consistently produce a precise tear, in contrast to mechanical notching that often results in a crooked tear line. With the laser-scoring, the outermost layer of film breaks without damaging the inner layer.
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Laser marking also offers its benefits, which according to Matrix include low lifecycle cost compared to continuous inkjet; well-defined and precisely placed images; flexibility in terms of style of text, graphics, photos, and bar codes; and no need for solvents.
“The combined marking and scoring laser-based system deliver high value to customers in terms of expanded capabilities,” said Marc Willden, Vice President and General Manager, Matrix, in a press release. “An easier to open package with a professional straight-line tear also improves the consumer’s experience with the package.”
Suited for low-to-medium production of quality stickpack seals, the machine produces ranges from 150 stickpacks per minute for a three-lane operation to 350 per minute with seven lanes. Widths range from 1.8 in. for a three-lane operation to 0.67 in. for seven lanes. Lengths range from 1.18 in. to 8 in.
Ink-jet or thermal printing and embossed coding for variable data can be added.
The BY300 features PLC control, brushless servo motors, and a touch screen HMI.
Available options include:
• Dust aspiration for powders
• Collating/counting conveyors for cartoning
• Integrated top load or end load cartoning
• Mechanical cam drive