Machinery specialist set for hat-trick of debuts at LogiMAT

PACKAGING machinery specialist Hugo Beck has outlined plans to debut three new machines at the upcoming LogiMAT exhibition, due to be held at the Stuttgart Trade Fair Centre in Germany from March 19-21.

One of the new solutions is the flexo 700 e-com, described as an entry level model for e-commerce, mail order and logistics. Automatically adjusting the film bags to match the product’s length and, optionally, also width, Hugo Beck said the machine produces precise fitting shipping bags with the ‘lowest possible material use’.

Suitable for the direct dispatch of individual goods, packing groups of products, or meeting the requirements of returned goods packaging, the machine processes various film types with different thicknesses, including recycled content films and recyclable mono-material films. Features include the ability to add an easy-opening perforation to the bags and insert a double-sided adhesive tape for resealing.

In addition, Hugo Beck will also display the paper X e-com, a paper packaging machine designed for continuous packaging processes. Handling uncoated and coated paper for e-commerce packaging applications, Hugo Beck stated that the paper X e-com enables the use of sustainable packaging materials whilst individually adapting the shipping bags to varying product lengths.

The other new machine will be the servo X 800, a form fill and seal solution said to ‘set standards’ in the horizontal large-format sector. Hugo Beck explained that servo X 800 machines ensure the packaging of large items such as trays, multipack items, boxes or even car tyres for ‘quick, easy and secure’ transportation. Capabilities extend to handling thick film types through to ultra-thin films with its ‘extremely tight-fitting and precise’ packaging said to save up to 15% in film usage.

Timo Kollmann, MD at Hugo Beck, said, “The debut of three previously unseen machines at LogiMAT 2024 underscores Hugo Beck’s commitment to more automation and solutions addressing the most diverse needs of businesses in the e-commerce, mail order and logistics sectors. Each machine provides our customers with a competitive edge in their packaging processes, delivering efficiency, sustainability, and flexibility.”