IMA Dairy & Food, a packaging machinery manufacturer, has introduced a portfolio of continuous motion rotary machines for assembling, filling and sealing spouted pouches in a wide variety of shapes and sizes. Available in four models, the Ermetika Series features capacities ranging from 120-480 pouches per minute.
Part of IMA’s Fillshape family of machines, the Ermetika Series offers enhanced levels of efficiency and quality designed for an array of food and dairy products. Strict segregation of pouch making and filling areas lends itself to improved levels of hygiene, and its fill-through-the-spout system allows for complete-to-compacity pouch fills, avoiding materials wastage. The machine can accommodate films, spouts and caps from different suppliers, and can produce a broad range of pouch shapes and sizes.
Fitted with a leak test system, the Ermetika line has the ability to validate the resistance of the pouch seal – a quality control device that can enhance reputations by mitigating the risk of defects being shipped and shelved. IMA Dairy & Food claimed that the exacting system has been shown to decrease greenlighted leak defects to one in 30,000, a 300% improvement over conventional leak detection technologies.
For the Ermetika Series, another differentiating feature is extended and continuous welding time, and a dwell time of three seconds per station. Its compact footprint and single-person operation also contribute to efficiency-minded manufacturing settings.
All Ermetika Series machines can be paired with Fillshape Kompakta Pouch Makers for vertical integration. Extended shelf life and aseptic versions are also available.