PERFORMANCE, PACKAGED

Matrix Now Offers Stickpack Machines with Both Laser Scoring and Marking Capabilities Combined

May 28, 2014

Matrix, powered by ProMach, now offers laser scoring and marking combined in one system on the Inever BY300 multilane stickpack machine. The BY300 is ideal for low-to-medium production of quality stickpack seals of dosing powders, granules, solids, liquids, and pastes with minimal investment required. (See the BY300 at EastPack, June 10-12, at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City, Booth #3025.)

A patented CO2 laser-based system, with an estimated operating life exceeding 45,000 hours, performs both scoring and marking operations. The score line is perfectly straight across the stickpack. Laser scored stickpacks consistently produce a precise tear, in contrast to mechanical notching that often results in a crooked tear line, not to mention a sometimes difficult to open package. The laser breaks – scores – the outermost layer of film without damaging the inner layer. The score line facilitates the straight-line tear.

Laser scoring and marking can be used on paper, plastic, and coated treatments. Laser marking is a sought after marking technology due to its low lifecycle cost compared to continuous inkjet, well-defined and precisely placed images, and flexibility in terms of style of text, graphics, photos, and barcodes. It is also a clean process, without the need for solvents.

“The combined marking and scoring laser-based system deliver high value to customers in terms of expanded capabilities,” said Marc Willden, Vice President and General Manager, Matrix. “An easier to open package with a professional straight-line tear also improves the consumer’s experience with the package.”

The compact, modular, and robust Inever BY300 multilane stickpack machine is ideal for low-to-medium production of quality stickpack seals 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 a three-lane operation to 0.67 inches for seven lanes. Lengths range from 1.18 inches to 8 inches. The BY300 can also be specified with inkjet or thermal printing and embossed coding for variable data.

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:

  • Dust aspiration for powders
  • Collating/counting conveyors for cartoning
  • Integrated top load or end load cartoning
  • Mechanical cam drive

For more information on the Inever BY300 as well as other Inever stickpack models including the SP600, SP800, PH600, and PH800, all of which offer laser scoring and marking, call Matrix at 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.