The agile LEEPACK pouch machine changing businesses

Leepak pouch machine

The new Leepack RT110 pouch machine is allowing food manufacturers to develop a more agile response to changing consumer palates.

With consumers continually seeking new taste sensations and increases in consumer customisation and personalisation of products, manufacturers require flexible process configurations across a broad range of pouches and pouch sizes.

The Leepack RT110 pouch machine is an efficient, simplex rotary fill seal machine that can interlock all types of fillers and weighers.  It has recently been upgraded to cater to a wide range of fields with variable process configuration –

  1. Up to 10 stations, whilst maintaining the same footprint. This makes it a versatile and more flexible machine with extra stations to introduce different products with its quick-change format.
  2. The new wash and wipe down structured design is quicker and easier to clean and maintain, setting the highest of hygiene standards to maintain product safety.
  3. It is the only rotary pouch machine company to design and build a fully integrated ultrasonic sealing system utilising technology of Herrmann Ultrasonics. Using ultrasonic technology makes it possible to safely remove product residue from the seal area whilst maintaining high process speeds and tighter packaging.

LEEPACK RT110 pouch machine specifications

No of stations: 10

Production speed: 40-60 ppm Production speed may vary depending on product characteristics, pouch conditions, operator skills and ambient filling conditions.

Pouches used by the Leepak pouch machine
Brands using the Leepak pouch machine

The Leepack Duplex pouch machine can do the largest sized pouch in this format and can reach speeds of up to 80-100 pouches per minute.  This is achieved with the added benefit of continuous operation with no film changes required.

These speeds are typically claimed by VFFS machines but often struggle to achieve due to complexity of set up for different higher presentation pouches with zippers.

Pouch sizes: It accommodates a huge range of pouch types and sizes – widths across 100 to 240mm and lengths of up to 350mm, with seven pouch types including zipper and spout.

Pouch type:

Pouch types for the Leepack pouch machine
Pouch types for the Leepack pouch machine

Standard Leepack RT110 pouch machines includes –

  • Pouch magazine
  • Sealing & Cooling device
  • Pouch position detecting device
  • Automatic central lubrication system
  • Pouch top opening device
  • Discharge conveyor
  • Pouch two-sheet detecting device
  • Deflator

This Leepack pouch machine also caters for a wide range of optional features can be added to the machine – various types of pouch magazines, optical character recognisation, weight feedback systems, tube roll, film forming systems, and wash/wipedown structure, plus many other options.

The LEEPACK pouch machine using gusseted pouches 

The pouch machine includes a device that expands the bottom gusset of stand-up pouches using air.

This feature prevents the pouch top reclosing during pouch filling and the product overflowing due to folded bottom gusset.   It is suitable for stand-up pouches and corner spout pouches.

The LEEPACK pouch machine using zipper pouches

With LEEPACK’s patented zipper opening device and its zipper closer prevent the zippers being contaminated by product.

The LEEPACK RT110 pouch machine when filling liquids

The swivel filling system minimises overflow of low viscosity products due to inertia during filling.  The speed of production is increased by moving the nozzle between pouch opening and filling station.

The swivel filling system is suitable for liquid products that generate large amounts of foam during filling.

The ultrasonic sealing device seals the pouch opening by applying ultrasonic vibration to avoid leakage during liquid product packaging.  This article explains how ultrasonic sealing works.

Watch the Leepack pouch machine in action

https://youtu.be/Id5y9KWg9i4

 

AUSPACK 2019

Watch a demonstration of the LEEPACK RT110 pouch machine using our Australian certified home compostable pouches at the Perfect Automation Stand G215.

Click here for more information on all our pouch machines .

Alternatively, you can call our office on 1300 525 669 or email us on sales@perfectautomation.com.au to discuss how this machine can significantly change your business.