Matrix Brings Its Top Coffee Packaging Machines to the 26th Specialty Coffee Exposition, April 25-27 in Seattle
The Elete and Mercury HS vertical form-fill-seal machines and the Inever stickpack machine give coffee companies a choice of three rugged and capable automated packaging solutions designed to deliver a variety of benefits. (Matrix Booth # 13101)
Matrix Packaging Machinery, powered by Pro Mach, will showcase at the 26th Specialty Coffee Association Exposition, April 25-27 in Seattle, three of its most popular packaging machines for the coffee industry, the Elete and Mercury HS form-fill-seal machines and the Inever stickpack machine. These three automated packaging machines can help coffee companies of all sizes and individual needs increase uptime, decrease waste, and improve the overall efficiency of the packaging operation. (Matrix Booth # 13101)
The Elete is the best machine for those coffee companies stepping up to automation or looking for an improvement to the automated packing they currently use. This is Matrix's number one machine for growing companies on lean automation budgets.
There are a number of Elete models with a range of options. The machine showcased in Seattle comes with a fill rate of up to 120 fractional packs or up to 40 flat bottom bags per minute. Bag sizes range from a minimum of 3 x 2.5 inches to a maximum of 13 x 15 inches. This unit also has a rugged stainless steel frame, Matrix Smart Jaw ST sealing system, automatic web edge guide film tracking system, tool free film roll and forming tube changeover, nationally available Allen-Bradley control components, and more. The Elete is compatible with a range of fillers and Matrix will provide guidance on which fillers are optimal for a customer's environment.
The moderately priced Mercury HS is the highest selling Matrix form-fill-seal machine due to its speed, dependability, and low annual operating cost – less than $1,000 per year. The Mercury HS forms, fills, and seals bags with widths ranging from 1.75 to 11 inches and lengths from 2.5 to 15.00 inches. Standard features include stainless steel construction, Matrix "SmartJaw" ST horizontal sealing technology, color touch screen operator panel, English/Spanish operator interface, and an Allen Bradley MicroLogix PLC control system. Compared to other high speed machines, the Mercury has a small footprint, which helps to conserve valuable floor space.
Each Mercury HS offers a self-centering film drive down system, automatic edge guide film tracking, and short travel, angled incline film upwind, all of which contribute to precise film movement and trouble free operation. Tool-free quick-change core chucks help
The compact, modular, and robust Inever BY300 multilane stickpack machine is ideal for low-to-medium production of quality stickpack seals of dosing powders, granules, solids, liquids, and pastes with minimal investment required. Output ranges from 150 stickpacks per minute for a three-lane operation to 350 per minute with seven lanes. Widths range from 1.8 inches for three-lane operation to 0.67 inches for seven lanes. Lengths range from 1.18 inches to 8 inches.
The BY300 features PLC control, brushless servo motors, and a touch screen HMI. The machine's rugged ergonomic design lends itself to easy cleaning and low maintenance. Available options include:
Patented "built-in" LASER device for easy opening pre-cut
Laser, ink jet hot foil printing
Embossed coding for variable data
Dust aspiration for powders
Collating/counting conveyors for cartoning
Integrated top load or end load cartoning
Mechanical cam drive