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06/08/2018

Product change in less than 1 minute

Frankfurt am Main, 11.06.2018. At Achema, machine builder W&H is presenting the new weighing technology EASY SCALE for its TOPAS bagging machine. Thanks to the intelligent automation of the weighing process, a product change can be completed in less than one minute. With an increasing variety of products and shorter order lengths, this means less time for operating, less waste and higher speed - in short, an increase in the efficiency of the entire system.

"With savings of up to 9 minutes per product change, EASY SCALE can lead to as much as 390 bags per hour more good production," explains Rafael Imberg Sales Director FFS Bagging Systems at W&H. With EASY SCALE, W&H makes the operator's work easier, shortens set-up times and thus significantly reduces waste. Instead of six parameters as before, with EASY SCALE the operator sets only one parameter, the fine flow time. Thanks to the intelligent weighing technology, all other parameters are set...

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06/08/2018

TOPAS S – New FFS bagging system specialized for synthetic granules

Frankfurt am Main, 11.06.2018. At Achema, machine builder W&H launches the FFS bagging system TOPAS S. The new machine is tailor-made for the medium performance range and specializes in the processing of synthetic granules.

"The TOPAS S wins fans with its top-class bagging performance and attractive investment costs," says Rafael Imberg, Sales Director FFS Bagging Systems at W&H. With an output of up to 1,800 bags/hour, the machine is designed for the synthetic granules market. It complements the TOPAS SL, which with a capacity of 2,800 bags/hour, is the fastest running system on the market today.

In terms of design, the TOPAS S draws on the experience of the TOPAS product family, which is one of the most...

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06/07/2018

250th VAREX II goes to Pro-Pals

Two milestones were reached when Laval, Canada-based Pro-Pals Industries Ltd. ordered a VAREX II. For Pro-Pals, this milestone was the company’s start in blown film extrusion and for W&H it marked the construction of the 250th VAREX II line, which was launched at K 2013.

In Pro-Pals’ 40 year history, the company has specialized in printing and converting and purchased film from outside suppliers. Going forward, about 80% of film will be manufactured in house allowing the company to control the entire production process and pass this added value on to customers.

While expanding their facility to accommodate the new machinery, Pro-Pals sent its extrusion team to the W&H Technical Center in Lengerich for trials and to work on formulations. “Being able to use the...

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