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Which Bagging Machines Are Best For Packaging Granulated Sugar?

Which Bagging Machines Are Best For Packaging Granulated Sugar

Choosing A World Class Bagging Machine For Granulated Sugar?

Granulated sugar demand has been high for decades, and is set to exceed $39.68 billion by the end of 2022 and 83.51 billion by the end of 2032. It’s primarily used for confectionery and baked  goods , sweetener tablets and syrups as well as alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. To preserve its purity, granulated sugar must be transported in bags that are impermeable and insusceptible to temperature variations, water vapour/humidity and contamination, as this can lead to weight loss, mould, fermentation and the release of sugar dust. It also needs to be securely palletised to prevent slipping and shifting during transport. Here’s what you need to know about choosing an (FFS) Form Fill Seal or any bagging machine for granulated sugar or a robot palletiser for granulated sugar products.

Here Are A Few Options For Packaging Your Sugar In A Range Of Volumes:

These sugar FFS bagging options could help your business improve its productivity:


 

This machine allows you to package granulated sugar for retail and consumer packs in PE bags while keeping sugar’s colour and texture visible to customers if desirable. It allows manufacturers to package their sugar hygienically to meet HACCP standards and be EC compliant. This allows them to store it for intermediate buffer storage, as sugar is a seasonal product. Webster Griffin's unique technology means the deaeration and special air evacuation systems provide a water & dust proof package which extends the shelf life of your product. An in-chute metal detector and magnetic trap also prevent further contamination.

This machine can fill pre-made open-mouth bags weighing up to 50kgs, whether they're flat or gusseted or are with or without handles. It's well suited to filling sugar as it produces tightly packed bags and operates cleanly. It uses horizontal heat impulse sealing to ensure each bag is leakproof and uses a bag bottom vibration system during filling to ensure balanced filling and settled product. Some also have a deaeration device to extend the lifespan of the packaged sugar and prevent contamination.

This Big Bag filling system is mobile and can fill bags between 500kg and 1000kg in weight at a rate of 40 to 60 bags an hour. It weighs and fills each bag simultaneously to ensure weighing accuracy. It also automatically adjusts to each bag, weight, size and product density to produce a tightly packed bag. Product wastage and dust production is decreased thanks to the inflatable filling spout and it also has an extraction system to reclaim 99.9% of the product. The machine also used auto tare to subtract the weight of the bag so that only the product's weight is calculated.

Preparing Your Granulated Sugar For Packaging And Distribution

Integrating a flexible palletising solution can help further prepare your packaged sugar for sale. This can include a robot palletiser for granulated sugar, equipped with standard pallet magazines and conveyors. It also can include a plastic or semi-automatic stretch wrapping applicator to attractively protect each pallet and extend its shelf life for distribution worldwide.

Why Choose Webster Griffin?

Choosing a packaging solution that facilitates FFS bagging for granulated sugar doesn’t have to be challenging, time-consuming and expensive. If you need advice on creating a Turn Key solution that integrates granulated sugar bagging and palletising, Webster Griffin can assist you. Contact our team today to find out more.

Sugar Case Study

The Tate & Lyle refinery produces sugar 24 hours a day. Webster Griffin had to accommodate this continuous stream of refined sugar and provide around the clock consistent 24-hour bagging, flexibly handling several bag sizes and weights from 400kg to 1500kg.

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What Is The Best Bag Packaging Machine For Bagging Cement?

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Choosing A World Class Bagging Machine For Cement?

Cement is an important binder that’s always been in demand by the global construction industry. This demand will keep increasing in 2022 thanks to increased urbanisation — with the market set to exceed USD 469 billion in value by 2025. If you're manufacturing cement, you'll know that the right packaging matters. As a powder product, your cement should arrive at customers unscathed without spilling or creating a dusty and unsafe work environment. If you want to explore your cement FFS bagging options, you’ll want one that cost-effectively fills it at low temperatures. Your FFS bagging for cement will also need to integrate a robot palletiser for cement to protect it from external damage and the weather and ensure it’s easy to stack in a warehouse. Here’s what your options are.

Here Are A Few Options For Packaging Your Cement In A Range Of Volumes:

These Cement FFS bagging options could help your business improve its productivity:


 

This machine is perfect for filling retail volumes of cement, plastic or any premix powdered powder products of up to 50kgs. It volumetrically doses product into small to medium packages it forms from a single film roll, helping cut down on your packaging costs. It can also form pillow, gusseted or square bottom bags with and without handles and with corner seals for added stability. It can facilitate air extraction and vibration technology to keep each package airtight and stable.

This machine can fill cement products into open-mouth bags at commercial volumes of up to 50kg at a rate of between 1000 and 1200 bags an hour. It’s a good investment for saving time and improving efficiency as it can adapt to different bag types without pausing. You can look forward to hermetically sealed and airtight packages, creating a neat and attractive finished product that doesn’t allow for wastage or free product giveaways. As it’s made from stainless steel, it’s easy to clean and maintain and will also ensure the integrity of your product by reducing contamination.

This mobile Big Bag filling system weighs and fills bags simultaneously, with constant monitoring to ensure accuracy during filling. It automatically adjusts to different Big Bags ranging from 500 kgs to 1 ton in size at a rate of 40 to 60 bags per hour. It produces tightly packed and stable bags without making a mess, thanks to its semi-suspension bag filling technology.

Preparing Your Cements For Packaging And Distribution

Integrating a robot palletiser for cement is a final step that will ensure that your cement products reach customers in excellent shape and without being impacted by the elements. Combining this with a stretch wrapping machine will further waterproof and protect your filled pallets as they travel to distribution centres and retail outlets.

Why Webster Griffin?

No matter which machine listed above best meets your needs, you’ll need to work with a packaging specialist capable of customising a solution that will help you scale up or expand as needed. Webster Griffin are experts in integrating FFS bagging for cement into your machinery or for filling any other product you might need filling. For more information, contact our team today.

Cement Case Study

Building Adhesives contacted Webster Griffin for the commissioning of a new palletising line of bags containing adhesive powders, with varying bag weights of 10, 20, and 25kg. With consideration of the requirements set out by Building Adhesives, Webster Griffin recommended an Okura A1600 palletising robot system. The system included the following elements.

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What Is The Best Bagging Machine For Packaging Fish Feed Pellets?

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What Is The Best Bagging Machine For Packaging Fish Feed Pellets?

In 2021, the global fish feed market was worth over 106.96 million — and it’s estimated to grow at a rate of 9.9 percent until 2027. If you’re in the commercial aquaculture business and manufacture fish feed or pellets, you’ll know that products containing fish oil and fishmeal can make the packaging process much more challenging. Whether you’re packaging your product for the retail sector in small plastic bags of 0.5kgs or are catering to the industrial fish feed sectors in volumes ranging from 500kg to 1500kg Big Bags, you’ll want to explore your fish feed FFS bagging and Robot palletising options. Here’s what you need to know about FFS bagging for fish feed and which robot palletiser to purchase for end of line fish feed distribution.

Choosing A Bagging Machine For Fish Feed Pellets

If you’re mining, quarrying, crushing and calcinating and micronized carbonates into fine powder you’ll want a bagging machine for minerals combined with a robot palletiser for minerals to prepare your packaged products for distribution. Here’s what you should know about your options when it comes to choosing solutions for Form Fill Seal / FFS bagging for minerals.

Here Are A Few Options For Packaging Your Dried And Moist Fish Feed Products:

These fish feed FFS bagging options could help your business improve its productivity:


 

If you want to fill fish feed in smaller volumes of up to 50kgs, Form Fill Seal is a suitable option. It can help you keep your packaging costs low by forming different bag sizes out of a single roll of film. It's suitable for packaging fish feed pellets and offering them adequate protection for long storage periods. This machine can create attractive, compact and square bags with a high weighing accuracy, with vibration and deaerating qualities to ensure a tightly filled and stable bag ready for palletisation. This fish feed FFS bagging solution has a compact and modular design that also makes it suited to a wide range of operating environments.

This Open Mouth bagging machine fills your fish feed granules or pellets into open-mouth bags at commercial volumes of up to 50kg at a rate of between 250 and 600 bags an hour. It's designed to adapt to different bag formats simply and quickly. It also removes air from filled packages and hermetically seals it to ensure it fills bags without spillage and keeps excess air out of each package. The parts in contact with the product are made from stainless steel to ensure hygiene and contamination-free operation

This Big Bag Filling machine is made from food-grade components and can withstand contact with abrasive and oily fish feed. It can package six different bag types in industrial quantities at rates of up to 30 bags an hour in weights of 500 kgs, 1000 kgs, and 1500 kgs. It uses an electronic load cell weighing system for consistent weighing and it has a height-adjustable carriage so that you can change the location of the filling spout and bag loop support arms. It also has a bag inflation device and spout for dust-free filling.

Preparing Your Fish Feed For Packaging And Distribution

You can easily integrate your chosen packaging machine or FFS bagging for fish feed with a palletiser and pallet wrapping solution to create a unified turnkey, end-to-end solution to serve your business. Integrating a robot palletiser for fish feed allows you to control the entire process from end to end. This can help reduce your costs and help you ensure your fish feed ends up in their client’s hands in good condition.

Why Webster Griffin?

If you're looking for a business that can help you integrate a system that allows you to package, palletise and protect your fish feed products, Webster Griffin can assist you. We have experience helping businesses package their fish feed and customise each solution to their needs and preferences. For more information, contact our team today.

Fish Feed Case Study

BioMar located in Grangemouth Scotland, contacted Webster Griffin in search of a new bagging line to fill 500 to 1250kg bags of pelleted fish feed. Webster Griffin have supplied over 262 systems for filling all types of chemicals, plastics, minerals, fertiliser, feeds, food ingredients and sugar into big bags and super sacks.

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Choosing A World Class Bagging Machine For Pet Food?

An unexpected side effect of Covid-19 was that many people left the office to work from home full or part-time. As a result, many of them decided to get a family pet subsequently pet adoptions have surged across the globe. The pet food market has grown accordingly, and so have e-commerce sales of premium but affordably priced dry pet food. It means that pet food manufacturers will be facing increased demand and their products are travelling further than ever before. If you're one of them, we would recommend investing in a suitable pet food FFS bagging solution or a solution offering open mouth bagging for pet food — and possibly a packaging solution integrating a robot palletiser for pet food distribution. Here are your options.

Here Are A Few Options For Packaging Your Pet Food In A Range Of Volumes:

These pet food FFS bagging options could help your business improve its productivity:


 

The FFS Velocity is suitable for mass production runs and has a correspondingly low average production cost. It's well suited for packaging dry food pellets into bags ranging from 5kg to 50kg bags at a rate of up to 1500 bags every hour. It uses a flat film roll to continuously form tube bags for filling. An overlapping seal creates a value that allows air to escape the packaged pellets and keeps moisture out. During filling, the machine uses deaeration and air evacuation to eliminate dust. This extends your pet food's shelf life by up to 9 months.

Our Bag & Sack machines fill pre-made open-mouth, flat or gusseted bags with or without handles which are loaded into a bag feeder device from an empty bag machine. It's fully automatic and can fill bags up to 50kg in weight at speeds between 250 and 600 bags hourly. It's a good option for when you need to fill tightly packed and stable pet food cleanly. It also uses vibration to settle bags during filling. To keep the operating area clean, dust-free and free from wastage, this machine comes equipped with an extractor fan and deaeration device. Once filled, the bags can be sealed or horizontally for added security.

Big Bag Filling Machines integrate food grade components and its support frame is easy to clean. It's suitable for filling and containing abrasive and oily pet food safely and securely. It's a suitable mass packaging option as it offers a throughput of up to 30 big bags or super sacks an hour weighing up to 1250kg. It can also consistently weigh and fill fine free-flowing pet food. It also has a bag inflation device (to fully open the bag and its liner for filling), spout (for dust-free filling), clamping ring (to create an airtight seal) and angled chute (to control product flow and ensure consistent filling).

Preparing Your Pet Food For Packaging And Distribution

You might want to integrate a fully automatic end of the line palletising solution. Robot palletisers are controllable by an intuitive HMI touch screen, they self-adjust to different pallet sizes and have a pick-up hand that can be adjusted to different sizes. They produce neat well wrapped pallets. You can also produce shrink-wrapped bundles to protect pallets and products from weather and ensure their shelf appeal. This also prepares them for transportation through national logistic networks or storage in high bay warehouses.

Why Webster Griffin?

Webster Griffin can help you create an integrated solution that packages and prepares your products for sale - whether you're interested in open mouth bagging for pet food, pet food FFS bagging or a robot palletiser for pet food products. For more information, contact us today.

Pet Food Case Study

IPN needed a twenty first century solution for packing their very successful Wagg Foods range. The new system had to provide all the advantages of fully automatic packing technology and built in versatility should the line be needed for different bag weights and package sizes in the future.

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What Are The Best Bagging Machines For Packaging Animal Feed

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Bagging Solutions For Animal Feed Manufacturers & Suppliers

Animal feed has always been in demand and with the world's current feed production estimated at over a billion tons annually, it won't be slowing anytime soon. The UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation estimates that by 2050 meat production will grow by 70%, aquaculture by 90% and dairy by 55%.

Feed manufacturers wanting to keep up with this demand will need to scale up their production. This means considering an automatic, high speed animal feed Form Fill Seal (FFS) Bagging solution. Here’s why open mouth bagging for animal feed (amongst other filling solutions) and a robot palletiser for animal feed can accomplish this.

What Animal Feeds Can Be Processed With Bagging Machines?

Animal feeds typically combine low protein feed and inexpensive but low nutrient roughage with cereal grains, high protein meal and palatable carbohydrates. Manufacturers process the feed into pellets,  and mash as well as crushed bran, granules and flakes to make it easier and safer to store and more economical to dispense.

Here Are A Few Options For Packaging Your Animal Feed In A Range Of Volumes:

These animal feed FFS bagging options could help your business improve its productivity:


 

For clients who need to bag animal feed in polyethylene bags The FFS Velocity 1000 is a low cost high production system that can fill bags with dry pellets, solids and flakes weighing between 5kg - 50kg at a rate of 1000 bags an hour. It uses a flat film roll to form tube shaped bags with overlapping back seals to force air out and prevent moisture from entering. It also creates tightly packed bags thanks to its patented “semi-suspension” filling mechanism and de-earates each bag to make it light and dustproof.

The ABS 250 is a fully automatic bag and sack filling machine that can fill open mouth bags made from paper, woven polypropylene and PE bags ranging from between 5kg - 50kg at a rate of 250 bags an hour. This compact system can fill pre-made open-mouth, flat, gusseted bags with or without handles. Designed for use in harsh industrial environments, it uses vibration to settle each bag's contents. It also relies on an extractor fan and deaeration device to ensure dust free bags and a dust free operating environment. With animal feed, the usual closing system will be sewing.

The IBC-MB is a Big Bag filling system that can fill bags weighing between 500kg and one ton at a rate of 40 to 60 bags an hour depending on product density and other variables. It can fill free flowing animal feed prills, granules, pellets, crystals and grains as well as animal feed ingredients like maize, corn seed, wheat and grains. An operator can place an empty bag onto auto releasing bag hooks for filling. The system's inflatable filling spout contains any loose dust and prevents wastage during filling with an extraction system reclaiming 99.9% of the product's escaped dust.

Integrating an Animal Feed Robot Palletiser Into Your Packaging Systems

To further protect your filled animal feed bags you can palletise and wrap them. Wrapping systems pre-stretch plastic wrap around pallets to make them secure, stable and waterproof ahead of shipping and handling. Most systems integrate hydraulic lifters and converters to make the process as hands off and safe as possible. Robot palletisers can automatically dispense wooden or plastic pallets onto a conveyor or into a palletiser using heavy duty forklift capabilities.

How Can Webster Griffin Help?

Integrating a turnkey animal feed packaging and palletising system into your current operations can be simpler than you think if you work with specialists like Webster Griffin. With decades of experience in helping businesses around the world package their animal feed, we can design a system that works for your business’ needs and adds value to your operations. For more information contact us today.

Animal Feed Case Study

Webster Griffin decided that a compact yet high-speed integrated robot palletiser system was the best solution. The Okura robot palletiser is highly intelligent and accurate and combined with the Okura control software ensures that ‘precision palletising’ is achieved.

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What Are The Best Bagging Machines For Wood Pellets?

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Choosing A World Class Bagging Machine For Wood Pellets?

If you're manufacturing wood pellets, you'll want a packaging solution or bagging machine for wood pellets that offers fast speeds and reliable weighing accuracy. Here's how Form Fill Seal/ FFS bagging for pellets could meet your needs and why It’s worth considering palletising wood pellets that you’ve packaged and prepared for sale.

Wooden pellets are clean energy and fuel sources used in place of charcoal, oil and gas. They're popular for use on farms in everything from animal bedding to flooring. Made from the sawdust, shaving and offcuts produced during wood processing, wood pellets are dried and compacted to form a range of different size pellets that clients can easily handle and store. Many pellet producers have chosen to invest their resources in automatic packaging solutions, with their goal being to reduce production costs through automation and be more competitive in the market.

Here are a few options for packaging your wood pellets in a range of volumes:

These pellet FFS bagging options could help your business improve its productivity:


 

This machine offers FFS bagging for pellets. This means it automatically uses a roll of polyethylene film to form bags up to 50kgs in capacity at speeds of up to 1500 bags an hour. Because the integrity of wood pellets relies on having a completely dry packaging environment, this machine is a popular choice. Its deaeration and an air evacuation system keep packaged wood pellets free from air or moisture for a longer shelf life.

This open-mouth bag and sack filling machine operates around the clock and offers a higher throughput of bagging at a lower cost. It takes pre-made open mouth bags, adding handles and gussets to them to create blocked bags with a weighing accuracy of +/- 0.5%. It uses a bag vibration system to ensure each bag is filled properly and also includes a deaeration device and extractor fan to ensure clean and dust-free filling.

This Big Bag filling machine can package bulk wood pellets in volumes ranging from 500kg and 1500 tons at a rate of between 30 and 60 bags an hour. It fills cleanly using a dust tight inflatable collar and internal dust extraction. The ATEX version can also prevent the risk of explosions when handling dusty products in your working environment.It fills wood pellets without mess or wastage thanks to its pressure balance control and vibration table to settle the bagged pellets

Preparing Your Wood Pellets For Packaging And Distribution

Your packaged wood pellets will need protection as they’re distributed throughout the supply chain. You’ll want a solution for palletising wood pellets that will waterproof them and keep them in place while being transported. A robot palletiser can accomplish this with the use of an automatic or semi-automatic stretch wrapper.

The right packaging solution can help you reduce your wood pellet production costs and become more competitive in the market. Webster Griffin can help you create an all-inclusive packaging solution covering your entire production cycle — including analysing your product flow, palletising your product and distributing it to the end customer. For more information, contact our team today.

Why Webster Griffin?

Webster Griffin can assist you in this regard. We can offer you a wide range of weighing machines, bagging machines, packaging machines, palletisers and wrappers for handling minerals. For more information contact us today.

Wood Pellets Case Study

Blazer Fuels enlisted Webster Griffin with their experience in bagging waste and energy products for the installation of a complete solution for a form-fill-seal bagging line. Blazer Fuels required a solution for bagging, palletising and pallet protection of their 5, 15 and 30 litre bags of wood pellets. 

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What Are The Best Bagging Machines For Sand?

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Choosing A World Class Bagging Machine For Sand?

If you’re mining and selling silica sand products you’ll know that the product comes with unique packaging constraints, including its free-flowing nature, which can produce potentially harmful dust and lead to product wastage during packaging. It means the packaging machinery you invest in should be compatible with your existing product silos and or conveyors. Here’s why choosing the right bagging machine for sand can allow a continuous flow of product around the clock 24/7 — and how you can customise a Form Fill Seal or FFS bagging for sand and robot palletiser for sand to provide your business with a turnkey solution.

The world's industrial or silica sand market is a constantly growing one. This sand is abundantly available, has been mined for centuries worldwide and is used for metallurgical and glassmaking. These days the product is in demand for applications such as paving, filtration and casting and silica has also become a core ingredient in other products thanks to its strength and resistance to heat and chemicals.

Here Are A Few Options For Packaging Your Sand In A Range Of Volumes:

Sand products are usually packaged in volumes of 5 kg bags and heavier:


 

This fully automatic machine offers FFS bagging for dried and moist or wet sand. It uses a high-speed dosing system to fill sand products into gusseted or pillow bags up to 50kg in size and at speeds of up to 1500 bags hourly. It’s a popular choice for FFS bagging for sand via a machine that operates around the clock and allows for a quick changeover between grades and bag sizes of sand. The FFS Velocity 1500 also offers improved product security through dust-free bagging and robust plastic impervious bag film.

This automatic open-mouth bagging machine fills sand into bags or sacks weighing up to 50kgs at speeds of up to 600 hourly at a lower cost than other machines. It offers flexibility, allowing you to switch between filling pre-made woven polypropylene and paper bags in seconds. This type of machine also allows you to heat seal or bag top stitch filled bags and you can include bag liners for added security and more robust filled bags.

This Big Bag filling machine is created for heavy-duty use and can economically fill sand in high volumes between 500kg to 1500 tons at between 40 and 60 bags an hour. It's semi-automatic and can switch between filling and weighing any flexible intermediate bulk container. This machine can integrate a platform weigher, telescopic filler and roller conveyor to make the filling, moving and weighing process labour-free and safer for operational workers to manage.

End Of Line Packing And Distribution

It can be beneficial to consider a "Turn Key" packaging solution that covers your entire sand production cycle — from analysing the product flow to palletising the product and distributing it to the end consumer. This can include machinery that packages your products appropriately as well as a robot palletiser for sand that palletises your filled bags and sacks and an automatic or semi-automatic stretch wrapper that prepares them for safe and secure distribution to your end consumer.

How Webster Griffin Can Help

If you’re looking for a packaging specialist that can design and manufacture you a packaging and palletising solution, Webster Griffin can assist. We offer clients a wide range of weighing machines, bagging machines, packaging machines, palletisers and wrappers for handling sand. For more information on how we can assist you, contact us today.

Sand Case Study

Mansfield Sand Company Limited have been in operation for over 170 years and develop and produce high quality silica sand based surfacing solutions for sport, landscaping and recreation. Bagging operations at Mansfield Sand have needed to develop rapidly with the increase in demand arising from both sales success and legislative changes over the past 10 years.

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Which Bagging Machines Can Package Plastic Pellets Or Resins? 

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Bagging Solutions For Plastic Pellet Manufacturers & Suppliers

Plastic pellets are a key ingredient in many plastic products millions of people use every day and demand is set to exceed $10.25 billion in just five year’s time. With product manufacturers likely to demand larger volumes, manufacturers can increase their productivity and meet orders in a timely manner through using automatic bagging machinery to package their products. Here's how a robot palletiser combined with a plastic pellet FFS bagging machine can help you meet this demand.

What Are Plastic Pellets Used To Manufacture?

Plastic pellets are made from extracted crude oils that are heated and transformed into hydrocarbons and then combined with catalysts and additives before being extruded, melted and formed into pellets. Depending in their composition they can be made from plastics like Polypropylene (PP), Low-density polyethylene (LDPE) and Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) pellets range from 2 mm to 6 mm and can take barrel, ball disc, granule and chip forms. Their uniform shape, weight and firmness at room temperature makes them free flowing. Due to these characteristics, bagging pellets can be done at high speed. Plastic pellets are easily distributed within bags which results in a good shape of bag that is ideal for palletising. When manufacturers melt the pellets, they can be reshaped and moulded into product packaging, textiles, flooring, containers, electrical fittings, soft drink bottles, shoes, gaskets and more.

Here Are A Few Options For Packaging Your Plastics In A Range Of Volumes:

These Resin FFS Bagging Options Could Help Your Business Improve Its Productivity:


 

The Velocity 1500 is an automatic FFS packaging machine that can fill and seal bags ranging between 5kg - 50kg in size at a rate of 1500 bags hours. It reduces costs by using a single PE film roll to continuously and simultaneously form and fill bags and includes a valve that lets air to escape and prevents water and moisture from entering. Switching out reels takes seconds, reducing downtime and each bag can be labelled and barcoded for tracking and identification.

The ABS 1000 is an automatic bag and sack filling machine that weighs, fills and tightly packs pre-made open-mouth, flat or gusseted bags that are with or with handles weighing up to 50kg. Its gusseting device creates block appearance bags while another forms handles. Empty bags sit in a magazine before they're prepared for filling using a bag feeder device.

The IBC-PW is a Big Bag filling machine that fills FIBC (Flexible Intermediate Bulk Container) or bulk bags from 500kg up to 1500 ton and between 30 and 60 bags an hour depending on product density and other variables. It pre-weighs the product before filling for a filling accuracy of ±0.5% and adjusts to different bag sizes and heights. It produces tightly packed and stable bags thanks to its semi-suspension filling mechanism. It also uses an auto tare functionality to calculate each bag's net weight.

Webster Griffin’s Plastic Pellet Palletising And Wrapping Solutions

An automatic bagging line for plastic pellets won’t be complete without a robot palletiser for plastic resins and automatic or semi-automatic wrappers. Robot palletisers can quickly, accurately and safely stack and move packaged products. Programmable to be highly precise and operate faster than human operators, it can adapt to different bag sizes and weights. Following this you can stretch wrap then under tension to create compact, waterproof and stable pallets for distribution and shipping.

Why Webster Griffin?

To truly save time and money while increasing your productivity you should explore fully automated solutions combining product filling and bagging, palletising and wrapping in one. Webster Griffin can create a customised solution for your business. Contact them today to explore your packaging options.

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Plastic Resin Case Study

Indorama presented Webster Griffin with the following challenges: To achieve reliable, high speed bagging in an industrious work environment ensuring that Indorama can provide continuity of supply to their customers.

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Which Bagging Machines Are Best Suited For Packaging Fertiliser? 

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Choosing A World Class Bagging Machine For Fertiliser?

The Covid-19 pandemic impacted the global fertiliser packaging market through plant shutdowns, labour shortages and shipping availability. Market demand is stabilising with production returning to normal. Demand is set to increase across all markets and will remain concentrated on popular macro nutrients like nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium and micronutrient fertilisers. As a fertiliser manufacturer, you might be facing increasing production costs. Switching to automatic bagging for granular fertiliser and robot palletising for bags of fertiliser can help reduce your costs while increasing your productivity. Keep reading to find out more about fast fertiliser FFS (Form Fill Seal) bagging.

What To Consider When Packaging Fertiliser

Most fertiliser is used in agriculture to enhance soil characteristics and aid plant growth. It can take on many forms and this will impact how quickly or slowly it breaks down, whether it clumps or cakes during filling and storage, if it produces dust that creates product loss or a hazardous environment and how it flows when poured. You might need to choose a different machine depending on whether you package free flowing granular or powdery fertiliser.

Here Are A Few Options For Packaging Your Fertiliser In A Range Of Volumes:

Fertiliser FFS bagging options could help your business improve its productivity:


 

This fully automatic machine manufactures bags from polyethylene pre-printed film in sizes up to 50kgs and at speeds of up to 1500 bags hourly. It fills by weight or volume and is ideal for free flowing granular fertiliser. Its dust extraction features keeps filling safe and prevents product wastage and being made from steel it's easy to clean. It also offers product press options for light and long fibrous bulk fertiliser.

This automatic open mouth bagging machine can fill coarse aggregate, fibrous, flake, granular, pellet or powder fertiliser. It can handle gusseted or non-gusseted paper or polyethylene bags that are laminated or porous polywoven. Suction pads and arms keep bags in place during filling and conveyors moving them down the closing line. This machine can fill bags up to 50kgs at a throughput of up to 600 bags hourly.

This Big Bag filling machines packages fertiliser in quantities between 500kg and 1500 tons at speeds between 30 and 60 bags hourly. It fills granular, pellet, flake and powder fertiliser into bulk bags. Not only does it allow for dust-free bagging for operator safety and waste minimisation but it also allows bags to be reused.

Preparing Your Fertiliser For Packaging And Distribution

The above packaging machines can integrate seamlessly with a palletising and wrapping solution. Robot palletisers can palletise a wide range of bag shapes from incoming production lines in a range of palletising patterns and layer configurations. It automatically adjusts to different bag widths and manages empty pallets and slip sheets without assistance. Wrappers can supplement the palletiser by protectively wrapping each pallet against heat and moisture and stabilising it during transportation. An automatic film reel means it can keep going with little downtime and it can use a range of film thicknesses to provide varied degrees of protection.

Finding A Suitable Bagging Solution

Whether you’re looking for fast fertiliser FFS bagging or a robot palletiser for bags of fertiliser. Webster Griffin can custom design and manufacture a solution that integrates bagging, palletising and wrapping. To find out more contact our team today.

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Fertiliser Case Study

Keppel Seghers required high levels of automation, consequently Webster Griffin recommended two fully automatic FFS Velocity pellet bagging machines with one bag palletising Okura robot to ensure maximum levels of throughput for the client.

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What Are The Best Bagging Machines For Minerals?

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Demand For Processed Minerals Is Expected To Grow Exponetially By 2030

The world’s mining market focuses on extracting metals, coal, stone and raw mineral carbonates. Global demand for carbonic acid salts such as lithium carbonate, potassium, magnesia, sodium sulphite, hydrated lime, talc, bromide, dolomite, silica sand, quartz, copper, ferrous and aluminium will exceed $7.1 billion by 2030. This is thanks to their increased usage in producing solvents for coatings, cleaning agents, and adhesives as well as producing catalysts, cleaners, electrolytes and additives.

Choosing A World Class Bagging Machine For Minerals?

If you’re mining, quarrying, crushing and calcinating and micronized carbonates into fine powder you’ll want a bagging machine for minerals combined with a robot palletiser for minerals to prepare your packaged products for distribution. Here’s what you should know about your options when it comes to choosing solutions for Form Fill Seal / FFS bagging for minerals.

Here Are A Few Options For Packaging Your Minerals In A Range Of Volumes:

These mineral FFS bagging options could help your business improve its productivity:


 

This fully automatic machine offers FFS bagging for minerals. It can fill powdered minerals into bags up to 50kg in size and at speeds of up to 1500 bags hourly. It’s a popular choice when you’re looking for a bagging machine for minerals, whether they be powders or micro-granulates. It allows for these products to be precisely weighed in a dust-free and cleaner environment with reduced product loss due to more controlled filling and storage.

This automatic open-mouth bagging machine fills bags weighing up to 50kgs at speeds of up to 600 bags or sacks hourly. It’s often used to fill minerals in bags as it's strong enough to withstand contact with potentially corrosive minerals without compromising on speed or performance. It also saves time and ensures accuracy by filling and weighing the product at the same time. Dust extractors can be installed on all models to ensure dust-free operation.

This Big Bag filling machine can package minerals in amounts ranging from 500kg to 1500 tons at speeds between 30 and 60 bags hourly depending on product density and other variables. It self-adjusts for different bag sizes and reliably and safely fills, discharges, and stores bulk minerals. It does so in a manner that prevents contamination, protects against chemical and physical damage and makes transportation easier. The IBC PF4 also uses a vibration table to compact and settle the product at different stages in the filling cycle. It comes with a manual locking ring to seal the filling spout ensuring zero product wastage.

Preparing Your Minerals For Packaging And Distribution

Once packaged, your mineral products can be automatically palletised and stacked in a suitable pattern using a robot palletiser for minerals. Following this, each pallet can be stretch wrapped using highly elastic plastic film to ensure load stability during transportation. 

Packaging, palletising and protecting your minerals doesn’t have to involve a complex solution. It’s possible to work with packaging machinery specialists with the ability to design and manufacture complete turnkey packaging solutions for minerals that cover the production cycle from analysing your product’s density and flow to palletising it and distributing it to the end client or consumer.

Why Webster Griffin?

Webster Griffin can assist you in this regard. We can offer you a wide range of weighing machines, bagging machines, packaging machines, palletisers and wrappers for handling minerals. For more information contact us today.

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Minerals Case Study

Adwan has been a loyal, returning client of Webster Griffin with several separate orders for Big Bag Filling systems that have been placed over the years. Webster Griffin was selected to provide a system that could increase their output and production.

Please get in touch If you need help deciding which packaging machine would be most suitable for your application.
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