Matrix Showcases the Apollo Vertical Form Fill Seal Machine At the SCAA Expo

Apr 12, 2016

Matrix Packaging Machinery, powered by ProMach, showcases at the Specialty Coffee Association of America Exposition, April 14-17, in Atlanta, the Apollo intermittent motion vertical form fill seal machine for packaging coffee and tea at up to 150 bags per minute. The Apollo expands with the needs of the roaster and can be upgraded to go up to 180 bags per minute. Matrix also displays the Inever BY300 multilane stickpack packaging solution for throughput of up to 350 stickpacks per minute. (Matrix Booth 515)

The Apollo features new automatic setup capabilities that reduce changeover time and lead to higher productivity. The Apollo offers a small footprint to conserve floor space, PC-based architecture with the latest in servo motion control for exacting operation, and ProTech by ProMach™ the low cost remote tech support and overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) monitoring service. The Apollo on display is paired with a state-of-the-art Spee-Dee auger filler for the utmost in performance.

“The Apollo helps coffee and tea packaging operations become more productive and profitable,” said Marc Wilden, Vice President and General Manager, Matrix. “We encourage expo attendees to stop by our booth to see the Apollo and to discuss how this bagger can improve operations.”

Inever stickpack packaging system the BY300

Inever is one of the world’s leading stickpack and sachet packaging machine suppliers. Matrix represents and supports Inever products in North America. The compact, modular, and robust Inever BY300 multilane stickpack machine is ideal for low-to-medium production of quality stickpack seals of 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 the 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 or 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

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: processing, 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