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Automated Packaging Systems is to launch the FAS Sprint Revolution flexible packaging system for the food industry at the Interpack trade fair.

The FAS Sprint Revolution is said to combine flexibility, efficiency and reliability in a system equipped to operate in clean environments requiring daily washdown.

The company said the system will appeal to individual quick-frozen (IQF) food producers as well as those packing fresh fruits and vegetables, dried foods and confectionary.

It uses single-source recyclable packing, which will be of interest to food producers and processers that want to minimise the volume and weight of food packaging without compromising brand value and product security.

Automated Packaging Systems has engineered the system to deliver flexibility, traceability and high-end branding for short- and medium-length product runs.

Operating at speeds up to 22m/min, FAS Sprint Revolution is claimed to represent a simple and efficient step up from hand bagging, enabling food producers to pack up to six times faster than by hand.

The operator can complete bag changeovers in minutes and the whole system can be commissioned and decommissioned quickly, meeting demands from seasonal producers and packers handling a wider range of product lines.

The FAS Sprint Revolution presents a conveyor of pre-opened bags ready for loading.

The 1.5m-wide load area features a 150mm pass-through that tilts vertically for easy maintenance and cleaning, and a co-ordinated motion seal flattener is coupled with a band sealing system to ensure high-quality bag seals.

The system has been designed for ease of operation, serviceability, integration and reliability, featuring an integrated Allen-Bradley control package with Kinetix servo motors and drives, a Compactlogix L45 PLC, and a large, 250mm Panelview Plus human-machine interface.

The Autotouch control software displays real-time productivity data and provides easy access to job storage, job recall and on-board system diagnostics.

Sidepouch bags offer features such as resealable openings and tamper-evident perforations.

They are available in a range of materials that can be pre-printed in up to seven colours with high-resolution graphics, text and barcodes.

Automated Packaging Systems

Automated Packaging Systems, the world leader in flexible bagging solutions, helps its customers increase speed, reduce cost and improve the efficiency of packaging operations.

Featuring pioneering Autobag machines and bags, and based on more than 40 years' expertise in bagging, Automated Packaging Systems has worked with some of the biggest brands to produce robust, functional, high impact packaging. Its bagging systems are harnessed for host of applications including hardware, food, mail fulfilment, medical supplies and military equipment.

Its tailored approach to each packaging application results in unique systems, but its core benefits remain consistent: increased throughput, reduced costs and great-looking packaging.

Automated Packaging Systems operates as a supply chain partner to help streamline packaging applications and helps its customers take the step up from slow, unreliable or manual bagging.

Automated Packing Systems' European Head Office and manufacturing facility is located in Malvern, UK, and the company services its European customer requirements through business units strategically located in Belgium, France and Germany and via a comprehensive European network of distributors and agents.

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