PERFORMANCE, PACKAGED

Matrix Features at West Pack the Mercury HS – the Company’s Top Selling Form-Fill-Seal Machine

Feb 07, 2013

SAUKVILLE, Wis. – Matrix Packaging Machinery, powered by ProMach, will showcase at West Pack, February 12-14, at the Anaheim Convention Center, the Mercury HS, a form-fill-seal machine capable of speeds up to 140 bags per minute depending on the application. 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. (Matrix Booth #5243)

The Mercury HS forms, fills, and seals bags with widths ranging from 1.75 to 11 inches (44 to 280 mm) and lengths from 2.5 to 15.00 inches (60 to 390 mm). 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 to ensure fast changeover between jobs.

Matrix is showing the Mercury HS integrated with the new Yamato Omega multi-head weigher. The Omega ensures high-speed precise weighing for greater accuracy, minimum product waste, and maximum throughput and profitability. The Omega consumes 60 percent less power compared to previous generation weighers for lower cost, more sustainable operation. The Omega features tool-less changeover for removal of buckets and linear feeder pans.

“Whether the need is for a replacement machine or for a new line, the Mercury HS is unmatched in overall value of price and performance,” said Marc Willden, vice president and general manager, Matrix Packaging Machinery. “If co-packers and brand owners have different specifications in terms of speed, bag size, and cost, Matrix offers more than a dozen different standard models, and one of those solutions will work.”

View a video of the Mercury HS. For more information on the Mercury HS and the many different vertical and rotary bagging machines, call Matrix Packaging Machinery at 262-268-8300 and visit www.MatrixPM.com.

About ProMach

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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.