At WestPack, Matrix Demonstrates High Speed Packaging of IQF Foods in Bags and Pouches

Jan 20, 2017

At WestPack, February 7-9, at the Anaheim Convention Center in CaliforniaMatrix Packaging Machinery, powered by ProMach, showcases the Morpheus vertical form fill seal (v/f/f/s) machine for continuous motion bagging of individually quick frozen (IQF) products – up to 120 bags per minute. The company also spotlights the Toyo Jidoki TT-8D-N for high speed filling of IQF and dry contents in pre-made pouches and the INV Pack BY300 multilane stickpack machine for low-to-medium production of quality stickpacks. (Matrix Booth #5324)

The Morpheus

For the first time at WestPack, Matrix demonstrates AutoPro, a new standard feature on the Morpheus for fast, accurate, and trouble free changeover – faster by a minimum of 50 percent over typical v/f/f/s changeover times. AutoPro offers a breakthrough in terms of price and performance, giving the Morpheus a level of servo motor technology only found on machines three and four times its cost. AutoPro controls adjustments as fine as .001 inches (.025 mm) on each of nine mechanical axes. AutoPro archives film and sealing-jaw settings for each SKU and replicates those each time the product runs.

The Morpheus continuous motion machine is the most advanced in the company’s history in terms of overall speed, film handling, and lowest overall cost of ownership. Specialized sealing jaws enable the Morpheus to run films that require longer dwell times such as polyethylene used for IQF and fresh cut foods. Morpheus is capable of speeds of up to 180 bags per minute with thinner gauge films used for packaging coffee, snacks, spices, cheeses, dried fruit, and other dry products.

Toyo Jidoki TT-8D-N

The Toyo Jidoki TT-8D-N pre-made pouch filler/sealer delivers flexibility in terms of pouch formats – flat, stand-up, retort, and press-to-close. This pre-made pouch filler and sealer is designed for packaging frozen foods, seafood, snacks, rice and other grains, noodles, pet foods, and granular and powder products. Toyo Jidoki engineering delivers precision pouch sealing capabilities regardless of film type or gauge. Accessories include a product feeding hopper, product discharge conveyor, pouch opening follow-up guide, product counter, heater disconnection alarm, and pouch opening detection device.

INV Pack BY300

The INV Pack BY300 multilane stickpack machine is ideal for low-to-medium production rates of quality stickpacks with minimal investment required. Output ranges from 150 stickpacks per minute for a three-lane operation to 350 per minute with seven lanes. The machine’s rugged ergonomic design allows easy cleaning and requires low maintenance. Options include: Laser, ink jet, hot foil printing and patented “built-in” laser for easy opening pre-cut.

See the Morpheus with AutoPro, the Toyo Jidoki TT-8D-N, INV Pack BY 300 at Booth #5324. For more information, call 888-628-7491 and visit for the full range of Matrix offerings.

About ProMach

ProMach is a family of best-in-class packaging and processing solution brands serving manufacturers of all sizes and geographies in the food, beverage, pharmaceutical, personal care, and household and industrial goods industries. ProMach brands operate across the entire production line: filling, bottling and capping, decorative labeling, flexibles and trays, pharma, handling and sterilizing, labeling and coding, and robotics and end of line. ProMach also provides systems and integration including turnkey solutions, design/build, engineering services, and productivity software to optimize production line design and deliver maximum uptime.

ProMach designs, manufactures, integrates, and supports the most sophisticated and advanced packaging and processing solutions in the global marketplace. Its diverse customer base, from Fortune 500 companies to smaller, privately-held businesses worldwide, depends on reliable, flexible, technologically advanced equipment and integrated solutions. ProMach is headquartered near Cincinnati, Ohio, with manufacturing facilities and offices throughout North America, Europe, South America, and Asia. For more information about ProMach, visit and for more information on ProMach Careers, visit