Vacuum packaging takes new dimension
MBM innovations says it is setting new standards in the field of vacuum packaging with the release of the VSM Bulky offering high packaging quality, maximum flexibility and ease of use.
The compact model’s hygienic design is a perfect all-rounder for vertical packaging of large products such as ham, pieces of meat or other large and loose containers.
Numerous features include not only added value for food processing companies, but also resilience and efficiency in the production process.
The new packaging machine with manual bagging evacuates, gas flushes and seals vertically in a very confined space. It is particularly suitable for productions with frequently changing product batches or for applications where a high degree of flexibility is required. Vertical packaging enables vacuuming and gas flushing from above in bags directly within transport boxes or E2 crates, cartons or drums, which means that even large packs can be packaged easily and reliably.
The extra-wide vacuum station with double-sided impulse sealing ensures reliable wrinkle-free sealing even with large formats and with moist pouches.
“In addition to the reliable vacuum, the wrinkle-free sealing seam and the double-sided impulse sealing are decisive factors with regard to packaging quality, product protection and shelf-life,” affirms Julia Mayer, product engineer at MBM.
Other advantages that first-time users will appreciate include a fast vacuum time and the fact that the VSM Bulky is ready to start immediately at the touch of a button.
“Separate pre-heating times are eliminated because we do not use a permanently heated sealing bar. This means that the packaging machine contributes significantly to higher productivity. This is particularly noticeable with frequently changing batches,” adds Julia Mayer.
The entire evacuation process takes place under normal atmospheric pressure – without a vacuum chamber. This guarantees a high quality vacuum that is gentle on the product, which is particularly advantageous for sensitive product structures.
The VSM Bulky has two gas connections so that two different types of gas can be connected for gassed packs with modified atmosphere (MAP packs). Individual programmes with the different gas types and vacuuming times can be stored in the system for this purpose.
Finally, there are virtually no limits to the flexible multi-talent in terms of the range of products that can be processed. The extra-long sealing bar (maximum sealing length 1,100 mm) even accommodates packaging of very large products and loose packs. Hams, roasts and various pieces of meat, sausage, fish and cheese can be packed safely without any problems.
The VSM Bulky can be equipped with a roller conveyor as well as a bag insertion aid for quick insertion of the bag into cartons or boxes.