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Do You Need To Design a Packaging System?

Fill out this form and tell us what kind of product you are bagging and a trained specialist will help you find the system suitable for your needs.







Design a System


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What product or products do you bag?

Which best describes your product flow characteristics?
(also provide bulk density of product)


Free flowing like salt, sugar, grain or seed
Irregular in shape and size like river rock, gravel, marble chips, etc
Contains air, can flow like water or extremely fluid
Semi free flowing, Contains molasses, oils, etc
Dimensions over 1” (25 mm) in size
Flakes or products that “rat hole”

Bulk Density of Product:

How many bags per 8 hour shift do you require?

What is the target weight range of your product?
1 lb to 5 lbs (1/2 kg to 3 kg)
2 lb to 10 lbs (1 kg to 5 kg)
20 lbs to 60 lbs (10 kg to 30 kg)
50 lbs to 100 lbs (25 kg to 50 kg)
Other:

Is head room or floor space restricted?
Yes
No

If YES, please advise:

Is the product abrasive?
Yes
No

Is the product corrosive?
Yes
No

Is stainless-steel contact platework required?
Yes
No

Is food grade required?
Yes
No

Is NEMA 12 electrical acceptable?
Yes
No

Are bag counters required?
Yes
No

Are printers required?
Yes
No

What bags do you use? (Check all that apply)
Paper (kraft)
Polywoven
Plastic or Polyethylene
Unknown at this time

Physical dimension of largest bag
i.e. - 16” x 4” x 32” (40 cm x 10 cm x 80 cm)

Flat
Gusset
Height

Physical dimension of smallest bag
Flat
Gusset
Height

Are surge hopper bins required?
Yes
No


If YES, please answer the following
How many cubic foot of storage of product is required?


How much head room is available?


Are bin level sensor devices required?
Yes
No

We typically design bins with a 60° slope and the bottom of scale 48" to floor. Are these dimensions and angles acceptable for your operation or product?
Yes
No

Is a bag closing system required?
Yes
No

If YES, how do you plan to close your bags?
Sew only
Sew and tape
Pinch bottom
Heat seal plastic bags
Other

Preference for Type of bag closing conveyor:
Flat Belt Conveyor
V Conveyor

Are transfer conveyors required to bring bags to palletizing height?
Yes
No

Normally, one man can stack 350 bags per hour on a continuous basis. If one operator is responsible for bag filling, bag closing, and bag stacking, typically 200 bags per hour is a realistic output.

Is manual bag stacking acceptable?
Yes
No

Is manual bag stacking with bag flattening preferable?
Yes
No

Flexibility vs. Automation: These are opposite terms. Typically the plant that handles the fewest number of products, one type of bag, and requires at least 3,000 bags per 8 hour day is a good candidate for automation. Conversely, plants with multiple products, paper and plastic bags are not nearly as good a candidate for automation.

Man Power: even the most automated system will require one operator to be present 100% of the time.

One man can typically stack 350 bags per hour on pallets. Operations of higher speeds can look at a semi automatic palletizer, which requires one operator who can handle up to 20 bags per minute, or 1,200 bags per hour. Automation in palletizers is dependent upon the condition of the pallets, configuration of the rows, overlapping of the bags, etc. A plant using new pallets, one bag pattern, and no overlapping is a better candidate for automation than a plant that uses #2 and #3 grade pallets and has a variety of bag patterns.


More information required on automation of stacking?
Yes
No

Are there any specific government or internal regulations or standards that this equipment would need to meet that we should be aware of?
Yes
No

If yes, please explain

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