PERFORMANCE, PACKAGED

Matrix Exhibiting at the 2014 Specialty Coffee Association Exposition

Apr 16, 2014

Matrix Brings Its Top Coffee Packaging Machines to the
26th Specialty Coffee Exposition, April 25-27 in Seattle

The Elete and Mercury HS vertical form-fill-seal machines and the Inever stickpack machine give coffee companies a choice of three rugged and capable automated packaging solutions designed to deliver a variety of benefits. (Matrix Booth # 13101)

Matrix Packaging Machinery, powered by ProMach, will showcase at the 26th Specialty Coffee Association Exposition, April 25-27 in Seattle, three of its most popular packaging machines for the coffee industry, the Elete and Mercury HS form-fill-seal machines and the Inever stickpack machine. These three automated packaging machines can help coffee companies of all sizes and individual needs increase uptime, decrease waste, and improve the overall efficiency of the packaging operation. (Matrix Booth # 13101)

The Elete is the best machine for those coffee companies stepping up to automation or looking for an improvement to the automated packing they currently use. This is Matrix’s number one machine for growing companies on lean automation budgets.

There are a number of Elete models with a range of options. The machine showcased in Seattle 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.

The moderately priced Mercury HS is the highest selling Matrix form-fill-seal machine due to its speed, dependability, and low annual operating cost – less than $1,000 per year. The Mercury HS forms, fills, and seals bags with widths ranging from 1.75 to 11 inches and lengths from 2.5 to 15.00 inches. Standard features include stainless steel construction, Matrix “SmartJaw” 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.

Each Mercury HS offers a self-centering film drive down system, automatic edge guide film tracking, and short travel, angled incline film upwind, all of which contribute to precise film movement and trouble free operation. Tool-free quick-change core chucks help

The compact, modular, and robust Inever BY300 multilane stickpack machine is ideal for low-to-medium production of quality stickpack seals of dosing powders, granules, solids, liquids, and pastes with minimal investment required. Output ranges from 150 stickpacks per minute for a three-lane operation to 350 per minute with seven lanes. Widths range from 1.8 inches for three-lane operation to 0.67 inches for seven lanes. Lengths range from 1.18 inches to 8 inches.

The BY300 features PLC control, brushless servo motors, and a touch screen HMI. The machine’s rugged ergonomic design lends itself to easy cleaning and low maintenance. Available options include:

  • Patented “built-in” LASER device for easy opening pre-cut
  • Laser, ink jet hot foil printing
  • Thermo printers
  • Embossed coding for variable data
  • Dust aspiration for powders
  • Collating/counting conveyors for cartoning
  • Integrated top load or end load cartoning
  • Mechanical cam drive

For more information about the many different vertical and rotary bagging, pouch filling, and stickpack/sachet solutions from Matrix, call 262-268-8300 and visit www.MatrixPM.com.

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 www.ProMachBuilt.com and for more information on ProMach Careers, visit www.ProMachCareers.com.