Matrix Brings Its Top Selling Vertical Form-Fill-Seal Bagging Machine to East Pack 2013

Jun 14, 2013

SAUKVILLE, Wis. – Matrix Packaging Machinery, powered by ProMach, will showcase at the Pennsylvania Convention Center during the East Pack Exposition, June 18-20, the Mercury HS, the company’s top selling vertical form-fill-seal machine. This high-speed bagging solution supports increased throughput, decreased waste, and improved overall efficiency of the packaging operation. Annual operating costs average less than $1,000 per year. (Matrix Booth # 1231)

The Mercury HS forms, fills, and seals up to 140 bags per minute. Bag sizes range from 1.75 x 2.5 inches to 11 x 15 inches. Standard features include stainless steel construction, Matrix Smart Jaw ST horizontal sealing technology, color touch screen operator panel, English/Spanish operator interface, and an Allen Bradley MicroLogix PLC control system. Compared to other high speed machines, the Mercury has a small footprint, which helps to conserve valuable floor space.

Every Mercury HS offers a self-centering film drive down system, automatic edge guide film tracking, short travel, and angled incline film upwind, each of which contributes to precise film movement and trouble free operation. Tool-free quick-change core chucks help to ensure fast changeover between jobs.

These units can be used with a wide range of fillers. Matrix is showing at East Pack the Mercury HS integrated with the new Yamato F314SV multi-head weighing solution. The Yamato F314SV is ideal for high speed applications such as nuts, candy, crackers, cookies, and similar type products. Featuring bottom-based handling modifications, the F314SV can achieve speeds of up to 200 weighments/minute, while offering a large window between produce discharges for optimum package sealing.

Matrix is also demonstrating at East Pack its Elete model bagging machine, a solution for those stepping up from manual or semi-automatic bagging

The Elete is designed for those companies that want a simple to use, rugged vertical form-fill-seal machine that is loaded with features and is easy on the budget. There are a number of Elete models with a range of options. The machine showcased in Philadelphia comes with a fill rate of up to 120 fractional packs or up to 40 flat bottom bags per minute. Bag sizes range from a minimum of 3 x 2.5 inches to a maximum of 13 x 15 inches. This unit also has a rugged stainless steel frame, Matrix Smart Jaw ST sealing system, automatic web edge guide film tracking system, tool free film roll and forming tube changeover, nationally available Allen-Bradley control components, and more. The Elete is compatible with a range of fillers and Matrix will provide guidance on which fillers are optimal for a customer’s environment.

Video and additional product detail on the Mercury HS and the Elete are available online. For more information on the full range of Matrix vertical and rotary bagging machines, call 888-628-7491 and visit

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