GEA updates SmartPacker family with CX400 D-Zip

Coming November, GEA will be launching a new vertical SmartPacker CX400 D-Zip for pre-packaged food products for retail and food service. Apart from producing D-Zip bags, the new machine can also produce more than 10 different bag styles for a wide variety of applications such as candy, nuts, frozen fruits, and grated cheese.

As the latest member to GEA’s SmartPacker family, which has been in the market for over 60 years, the new CX400 D-Zip is integrated with the newly-developed corner seal unit, designed to reduce complexity and improve quality, flexibility and serviceability, thereby meeting the demands of today’s processors. The corner seal unit brings forth flexibility into the SmartPacker, as it is capable of varying in seal width and, depending on needs, can be configured for two or four seals.

The SmartPacker CX400 D-Zip is further equipped with an output performance of up to 100 D-Zip bags per minute, and has a changeover time of under 45 minutes, and front discharge. GEA added that the CX400 D-Zip design reduces the amount of plastic required for the zipper by approximately 15% by eliminating the zipper-material in the cross seal.

Martijn van de Mortel, product manager vertical packaging at GEA, concluded: “Whether the need is for high quality, more capacity, greater flexibility, a small footprint, low maintenance or a combination of all of these, the SmartPacker CX400 D-Zip answers the call. It’s capable of producing all common bag types on a single machine without compromising any expectations.”