Rovema North America Introduces Vertical Form-Fill-Seal Bagging Machine Ideal for Snack Food Sector

Pouch & Bag Machinery

Rovema North America – a subsidiary of Rovema GmbH, which designs and supplies packaging machinery for the food industry – has introduced a bagger geared to the needs of the snack food sector. The BVR 230 VFFS Bagging Machine is a continuous vertical form-fill-seal machine that, in addition to an integrated weigher, features an innovative rotating sealing tool arrangement that, in recent years, has been utilised in a range of Rovema machines

The BVR 230 can produce up to 180 pillow bags per minute and, thanks in part to the D-formed movement of the sealing tools, perfect bag seal quality can be achieved with a wide spectrum of suitable film qualities. The machine’s weigher is mechanically and electronically integrated to the system to achieve the best possible performance without synchronisation losses, and a mechanical, separately-driven cutting knife reduces wear and its associated downtime.

The machine is also highly user-friendly: the BVR 230 occupies a surprisingly small footprint given its high functionality, with all areas easily accessible for cleaning purposes; this includes the weigher, which is mounted directly on the vertical bagger. The control cabinet also is integrated – it is positioned in the machine housing on a removable mounting plate. The result is lower floor space requirement and exemplary maintenance accessibility. All necessary packaging process operating parameters – including product filling time, sealing time, bag length, set performance – are entered, monitored and adjusted at a touch-panel HMI. The BVR 230 automatically calculates optimal operating settings based on this entered data.

“More and more, snack industry customers want equipment to be both highly functional and flexible, to meet the needs of both increased output and expanded product variety,” said John Panaseny, CEO of Rovema North America. “As such, the BVR 230 is a sophisticated machine that represents an attractive option for snack industry manufacturers, complete with an attractive price-performance ratio.”