WeighPack Systems Inc. launched a new coffee bagging systems for premade box gusset bags, which the company says is designed for packaging other powder or granule products where such bags are necessary. The automated systems, built entirely around the client’s existing bag sizes, uses a screw conveyer to move coffee grounds from a hopper up to the Star Auger powder weigher. After being weighed, the coffee moves into the Swifty Bagger Box Gusset bagging machine to be dispensed into premade bags, which are then tucked at the sides and sealed at the top. The bags are then conveyed to the WeightCheQ, a check weigher, to ensure that each bag meets the weight tolerance before it is accumulated on a rotary table. This WeighPack system includes features, like a bag shaker to settle the product and a project rejection system to prevent heavier bags. In a statement from WeighPack, Nick Taraborelli, vice president at Paxiom Group, said the integrated packaging systems “fill up to 1,500 bags per hour to meet the needs of the most progressive coffee retailers.” Taraborelli noted that larger wholesale clients can expect to see 600 of the larger bags filled each hour. “By combining our new box gusset bagger with our auger coffee filler and downstream check weigher, our clients get a turnkey system that’s easy to integrate so they can ramp up production immediately,” he said.

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