Benchmark To Exhibit In-Person At Pack Expo Las Vegas 2021

Jun 01, 2021

Benchmark, Kleenline and Southern feature an all-new wrapper infeed solution and iconic pouch machinery.

STATHAM, GA., June 1, 2021 – Benchmark, Kleenline and Southern will display a range of innovative solutions for food and non-food manufacturers at Pack Expo 2021. Join us September 27-29 in booth #3231 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Re-engage with the industry, see the latest innovations, and find solutions at the most comprehensive packaging and processing event in 2021! Of the numerous packaging solutions at Pack Expo, Benchmark will be displaying an all-NEW Benchmark wrapper infeed, the InFlight AC Loader. This "self loading infeed" accepts a single lane of randomly spaced product and automatically loads it into the wrapper flights at speeds up to 500 ppm. Products are loaded individually onto autonomous carts as they are received. The carts are driven from an Allen Bradley iTrak system. Loaded carts are queued upstream of the wrapper flight chain and transferred into wrapper lugs. The length of the queue will be used to set the wrapper run speed. This is a truly non-contact system for products that cannot be backlogged due to shape or for fragile, sticky products that may be damaged by belts overrunning them. In addition to these benefits, this new loader is quicker to changeover and easier to clean. The product carts can be quickly removed and replaced if required for size changes or offline cleaning regimens. Rather than shutting the machine down at regular intervals for cleaning in place, one set of carts can be soaking while the other set is in use. This wrapper infeed will be displayed as part of a continuously running system configured in a loop. This system is comprised of the all-new Benchmark InFlight AC Loader, a Pick-and-Place Robot System, and a Horizontal Wrapper.

Also on display will be Southern’s iconic PowerPouch Intermittent Motion Packager. This versatile horizontal form-fill-seal pouch packaging machine is designed to enhance efficiency and productivity in any packaging environment. Southern will be displaying a PowerPouch IM 7-16 machine producing 4-sided pouches from rollstock. Pouches will be filled from a servo auger filler integrated into the pouch machine controls, resulting in a single operator interface.

To learn more about Benchmark, see us in Booth #3231 at Pack Expo 2021, or visit our website at www.benchmarkautomation.net.

About Kleenline

Bring us the toughest sanitary line challenges in your business, Kleenline earned their reputation as a leading provider of sanitary production solutions including conveyors, product handling equipment, vision systems, robotics, automation controls, and systems engineering services. Our super-sanitary, completely automated, fully integrated solutions are created in-house for each customer. And as part of the ProMach Product Handling business line, Kleenline helps our packaging customers protect and grow the reputation and trust of their consumers. ProMach is performance, and the proof is in every package. Learn more about Kleenline at www.Kleenline.com.

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