ITALIAN sachet and stickpack machine manufacturer Boatopack has appointed Partners in Packaging (Machine Systems Ltd) as its UK and Ireland agent. The partnership coincides with the launch of a new machine, the Tornado Flow (pictured, above), a multilane vertical flowpack machine, which is now available.
The Tornado Flow is a new concept four-, five- or six-lane flowpacker capable of producing pillow bags on a multi-lane machine from a single reel of film. The patent-pending technology allows independent control of the tension of each lane of material, using a double servo motor system which pulls the material, rather than the sealing jaws undertaking this function. Speeds of 40 to 80 cycles per minute can be achieved on each lane, depending on bag size and the material used, enabling a total output of between 160 – 480 bags per minute in pillow style.