Cover Story: Theegarten-Pactec

At the upcoming ProSweets trade fair, attendees to the show can expect to see Theegarten-Pactec’s latest high speed packaging solutions including its answer to high-speed gum packing 

At the 2024 ProSweets trade fair in Cologne, Theegarten-Pactec will be presenting its latest packaging solutions for the confectionery and snack industry. At Stand G020 H029 in Hall 10.1, the Dresden-based company will be showcasing, among other highlights, its FPH5 flow-wrapping machine, which will impressively demonstrate how sugar-coated chewing gum is packaged at a speed of 4000 products per minute. 

At ProSweets, the most important industry event for the confectionery and snack industry, will take place in Cologne from 28 to 31 January 2024. The international supplier fair bundles state-of-the-art expertise and offers solutions for all process steps, materials and challenges. Theegarten-Pactec, a manufacturer of packaging machines for small-piece confectionery, is taking advantage of this platform to present its innovative, customised solutions for the confectionery and snack industries. At a shared stand with partner company MAKREV (Hall 10.1 Stand G020 H029), Theegarten-Pactec will be presenting the FPH5 flow-wrapping machine which will be packaging preformed chewing gum at an exceptionally high speed of 4000 products per minute.  

Efficient product separation for maximum speed 

The most impressive feature of the FPH5 is most definitely its high speed. An innovative product separation process achieves a packaging speed of 4000 products per minute: A combination of a large feed plate and a separately driven inner plate is used to ensure a high degree of filling. A direct mechanical connection between the machine’s plates and infeed chain ensures a seamless transfer of the products from the plate to the infeed chain, which greatly contributes to a reliable, fast packaging process.   

Versatility in both the packaging process and the material 

Another advantage of the FPH5 is its exceptional flexibility. Depending on the customer’s requirements, it can be used to allocate two, three or four products per pack. Moreover, the changeover between the individual pack sizes can be implemented extremely quickly. All of this is made possible by the simple interchangeability of the infeed chain, which is responsible for product grouping.  

At ProSweets, Theegarten-Pactec will be demonstrating the process with 2-piece packs. The FPH5’s cross-sealing unit is just as flexible. It doesn’t need to be changed when the pack size is changed, as it is driven by a separate servo motor, and the speed of the cross-sealing unit is stored in the recipe management system. 

The FPH5 is just as flexible when it comes to processing the material as it is in the packaging process itself. Thanks to a patented preheating section, it is capable of processing even advanced, recyclable monofilms just as efficiently as conventional laminates or paper-based packaging materials – at the same high packaging speed. 

Thanks to its extraordinary versatility and efficiency, the FPH5 can be used to package a wide range of products in addition to classic hard caramels, including very soft, sensitive jelly products, chocolate-coated confectionery and lollipops...

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