Flexible Pouch Packaging

Flexible Pouch Packaging

Massman pouch fill and seal equipment handles virtually all types and sizes of pouches, including stand-up resealable pouches (SURPs), which have become very popular due to their low weight and on-the-shelf advantages.

Massman offers a variety of flexible pouch packaging systems. The GP line of pouch filling machines is ideal for small footprint applications, while the Massman Talon line offers a high-speed fill and seal with maximum flexibility.

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Flexible Pouch Filling Machine

Massman Talon Flexible Pouch Filling Machine

The Flexible Pouch Filling Machine is capable of filling and sealing up to 90 pre-made pouches (4.5-8” W X 6-12” L) per minute on a 1, 2, or 3 pouch index. Standard features include: Allen Bradley PV 700 Touch Screen Operator Interface (multi-lingual) for Ease of Use, Allen Bradley Control Logix PLC, and an Allen Bradley Kinetic 6000 servo motor and drive for the pouch flight chain. Several optional items such as; nitrogen flush, product delivery systems, date coding, reject station, hanger hole punch, pouch fitment installation, and others are available to meet most pouch packaging requirements.

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HFS-IMI-1100 Inline Fill & Seal Machine

The HFS-IMI-1100 Inline Fill and Seal Machine for Pre-Made Pouches is proudly designed and manufactured in the USA. Designed for Filling dry products such as: trail mixes, snack foods, powders, pet food and treats, plant food, cheese & more, this fill and seal system works with 3 and 4 sided sealed, Doyen/Gusseted, terminated side gusseted pouches with re-sealable zipper, Velcro or slider. This robust machine is capable of speeds up to 60 PPM depending on the product being filled and pouch weight capacity up to 10 pounds. Features include quick change over for ultimate flexibility, Allen Bradley PLC, HMI, Servo’s and AC drives. The system’s state-of-the-art design eliminates down time and ensures trouble-free 24/7 multi shift operation.

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HFFS Single Clamp Flexible Pouch Packaging Machine

The Massman Talon HFFS Single Clamp Flexible Pouch Packaging Machine is capable of filling and sealing 100-200 pouches per minute 2-7.75 inches wide by 2-9.5 inches tall with a gusset up to 2 inches wide. Standard features include the single point plow adjustment, solid state electronic componentry, a multi lingual touch screen operator interface for ease of use, multiple fill stations, and a cam and lever mechanical design for reliable multi-shift operation.

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HFFS Horizontal Flexible Pouch Making Machine

The Massman Talon HFFS Horizontal Flexible Pouch Making Machine is capable of making 100 bags per minute 2-8 inches wide by 2-9 inches tall with a 3-inch gusset. The machine features a single point adjustable forming plow. It also feeds and laminates reclosable zipper stock into the pouch, incorporates high-integrity pouch package seal areas, cooling bars with liquid chiller and pump, servo driven feed-roll assembly, registration mark photo-eye, and pneumatic knife for reliable and precise cuts.

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HFFS High Speed Flexible Pouch Packaging Machine

The HFFS High Speed Flexible Pouch Packaging Machine is capable of filling and sealing 50-150 pouches per minute. Standard features include the single point plow adjustment, solid state electronic componentry, a multi-lingual touch screen operator interface for ease of use, an auger filler for filling powder product, a funnel product delivery system, top seal stations, and a cam and lever mechanical design for reliable multi-shift operation.

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FlexPack HFFS Continuous Motion Series

Massman High Speed FlexPack HFFS Continuous Motion Series

The Massman High Speed FlexPack HFFS Continuous Motion series of pouch packaging machines are designed to accommodate a wide range of package sizes, for example the HFFS-CM1500 (pictured above) is a 15″ pitch machine with a pouch size range from 4.5″ width x 5.5″ height to 13″ width x 15.5″ height with a maximum gusset of 5″. This HFFS-CM series packager has a modular design to allow for maximum design flexibility on a per application basis.

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HFFS Dual Clamp Flexible Pouch Packaging Machine

The HFFS Dual Clamp Flexible Pouch Packaging Machine is capable of filling and sealing up to 60 large pouches per minute. Standard features include the ability to form three or four sided Stand-Up pouches from preprinted roll stock film, high integrity pouch package seal areas, feeds and laminates re-closable zipper into the top seal of package, automatically presents pouch to product load station, and transfers finished filled pouch from machine to take-away conveyor.

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Zipper Unwind Stand

The Massman Talon Zipper Unwind Stand

The Zipper Unwind Stand is capable of handling 16 – 32 inches diameter zipper material by up to a maximum of 22 inches wide at a rate of up to 100 feet per minute.

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FlexPack HFS 1500

Massman FlexPack HFS 1500

The Massman FlexPack HFS series of packagers is designed to accommodate a wide range of package sizes. The HFS-1500 is a 15″ pitch machine with a pouch size range from 4″ width x 5″ height to 12.5″ width x15.5″ height with a maximum gusset of 5″. The HFS series packager will have a modular design to allow for maximum design flexibility on a per application basis to meet a variety of customer needs. The HFS series of packagers will allow for the addition of a pouch forming section for maximized material cost savings.

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GP-M3000 Automated Bag Filling and Sealing Machine

High-Performance Automated Bag Filling & Sealing Packaging Machine GP-M3000

The GP-M3000 easily manages stand up pouches, pouches with side gussets, flat-bottom or 3-side seal configurations. This machine effortlessly seals pouches with reclosable features, such as Press-to-Close Zipper, eSlider and velcro. Massman Automation is General Packer’s exclusive North America Authorized Distributor.

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GP-WP10-4P Washable Automatic Bag Feeding Type Packaging Machine

Washable Automatic Bag Feeding Type Packaging Machine

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Flexible Packaging Pouches

The term “flexible packaging” refers to any package or part of a package with a malleable shape, such as pouches and bags. These non-rigid product containment and protection solutions comprise single-use materials, such as plastic, metal, foil, and paper.

Flexible Pouch Packing Machines

Flexible packaging pouch machines comprise a framework based on standard pack formating with customizable elements, such as pack sizes, product volumes, packaging line compatibility, and additional features.

the most common equipment for flexible pouch packaging solutions includes:

  • Form fill seal machines: Form fill seal machines create large rolls of flat packaging material, shape the bags, load them with goods, and seal them shut.
  • Fill and seal machines: Instead of forming the bags themselves, fill and seal machinery packs pre-made pouches with the product and securely closes them.
  • Filling equipment: Filling equipment integrates with flexible packaging machines to measure an item’s weight and volume before dispensing the product into bags.

Types of Flexible Packaging Pouches

Some examples of flexible pouch packaging configurations include:

  • Stand-up pouches: These pouches have an oval-shaped pocket at the bottom that allows them to stand up straight and a tear-off tab with a plastic zip-lock beneath it for resealing.
  • Gusseted pouches: Gusseted pouches are stand-up packaging with indents on each side, giving them a square or rectangular base with folded-down tops sealed with glue and two tabs for resealing.
  • Pillow pouches: These pouches comprise two flat, sealed panels that you can peel in opposite directions for easy opening.
  • Three-side-seal pouches: These flat pouches are sealed on three sides with a tear-away lid.
  • Sachets: Sachets are small, flat packets sealed on four sides for single-serve condiments.
  • Liquid pouch packaging: Liquid pouches are clear packaging solutions that can come in numerous design variations.

Machines Offered for Flexible Packaging

At Massman, we offer a comprehensive selection of high-performance flexible pouch packaging solutions:

  • Flexible Pouch Filling Machine: This machine can fill and seal up to 90 pre-made pouches per minute. It includes an Allen Bradley touch-screen operator interface, programmable logic controller (PLC), and kinetic 6,000 servo motor and drive.
  • HFS-IMI-1100 Inline Fill and Seal Machine: You can use our inline fill and seal machine to fill dry products like trail mixes, powders, snack foods, pet food, and more. It can achieve speeds up to 60 parts per million (PPM) and comprises an innovative design for minimized downtime and seamless, multi-shift operation.
  • HFFS Single Clamp Flexible Pouch Packaging Machine: With this pouch packaging machine, you can fill and seal 100 to 200 pouches per minute. This machine measures 2 feet, 7.75 inches wide by 2 feet, 9.5 inches tall with a 2-inch gusset.
  • HFFS Horizontal Flexible Pouch Making Machine: This Massman horizontal pouch-making machine can produce 100 bags per minute. It is 2 feet, 8 inches wide by 2 feet, 9 inches tall with a 3-inch gusset.
  • HFFS High-Speed Flexible Pouch Packaging Machine: This flexible pouch packaging machine can fill and seal 50-150 pouches per minute. Manufacturers choose this machine because it exhibits ease of use and reliable multi-shift operation.
  • FlexPack HFFS Continuous Motion Series: Our horizontal FlexPack machines accommodate various packaging sizes. These options have a modular design for maximum application flexibility.
  • HFFS Dual Clamp Flexible Pouch Packaging Machine: This reliable packaging machine can fill and seal up to 60 large pouches per minute. You can use it to form three- or four-sided stand-up pouches.
  • Zipper Unwind Stand: The Zipper Unwind Stand handles zipper material with a 16-inch to 32-inch diameter at a maximum of 22 inches wide. This machine can handle speeds of 100 feet per minute.
  • FlexPack HFS 1500: FlexPack series packagers incorporate a modular design for optimal flexibility. They can work with various package sizes ranging from 4 inches wide by 5 inches high to 12.5 inches wide by 15.5 inches tall with a 5-inch gusset.
  • GP-M3000 Automated Bag Filling and Sealing Machine: Our high-performance machine seals many pouch types with recloseable features. Flexible, automated technology adds a high amount of value to your business.
  • GP-WP10-4P Washable Automatic Bag Feeding Type Packaging Machine: This automatic bag feeding machine is ideal for bagging frozen foods, powders and detergents. It can produce 15 to 65 bags per minute.

The Benefits of Flexible Pouch Packaging Lines

Automated flexible pouch packaging machines come with many significant benefits for companies, including:

  • Comprehensive pouch variety: Flexible packaging pouch machines can manage all pouch types and sizes, allowing you to use any packaging for your products.
  • Small environmental footprint: Packaging pouches are highly eco-friendly, requiring less water and energy to develop and transport and producing less consumer waste.
  • High production speed: Automated, flexible packaging machines have high-speed filling and sealing capabilities, resulting in greater productivity and throughput.
  • Reduced labor: Because flexible pouch packaging solutions are automated, they minimize employee labor, save companies money, and reduce workplace injuries.

Interested in Working With Massman?

You can implement high-performing flexible packaging pouch machinery into your facility with Massman. We’ve spent over 40 years enhancing lives through automation, responsiveness, customer commitment, and continuous improvement. We use our extensive engineering expertise to deliver standard and customized systems designed to handle various products and applications.

Give us a call at 320-554-3611 or request a consultation today!