From November 21st to 23rd, 2023, we were represented as an exhibitor for the first time at the international trade fair “prod&pack” in Lyon, France. Our latest machine development, the SPM 50, celebrated its premiere there.
The SPM 50 is an innovative solution for the in-house production of stand-up pouches with center spouts. It offers manufacturers and bottlers of thick and thin products such as fruit purees, smoothies or other liquids a sustainable and economical alternative to using prefabricated pouches.
On the horizontally operating pouch making machine, the pouches are made from the film roll and the spout is sealed in the same pass. The finished spout pouches are then automatically inserted into standard rail systems and stored on a transport trolley. Each rail can then be easily and ergonomically inserted into the existing pouch filling machines. Compared to pre-made pouches, this makes handling much easier and allows staff to process a larger number of pouches more efficiently, for example because there is no need for time-consuming separation of the rails. The low-maintenance machine works highly efficiently and, thanks to its compact design, can also be used in cramped production environments. This means that it can be set up flexibly either directly on the filling machine or independently in a separate room.
Insourcing pouch making is effortless as the machine is extremely user-friendly. It can usually be operated with existing staff. Among other things, changing rolls requires minimal setup effort and must be carried out a maximum of once per shift. The SPM 50 produces up to 4,200 pouches per hour and achieves continuous production of over 30,000 spout pouches per 8-hour workshift with just one roll of film. This corresponds to an annual production volume of 7 million spout pouches in one shift up to 21 million in three shifts.