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New Fawema Development for packing grouts and tile adhesives

June 2016
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New Fawema Development for packing grouts and tile adhesives

For a leading producer based in Asia, we are delivering equipment to pack grouts and tile adhesives in ready-made bags of both plastic and paper in a size range of between 1 kg and 5 kg. With speeds of up to 35 bags per minute, the client

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New Fawema Development for packing grouts and tile adhesives

For a leading producer based in Asia,  we are delivering equipment to pack grouts and tile adhesives in ready-made bags of both plastic and paper in a size range of between 1 kg and 5 kg. With speeds of up to 35 bags per minute, the client selected Fawema as the supplier due to our ability to tailor-make equipment based on very specific requirements and which comply to highly-stringent technical parameters and regulations. Indeed the equipment is designed and built with 4 key points in mind: Flexibility in terms of packaging materials to be used and closing methods incorporated, machine strength and durability when working with aggressive and difficult products, good, constant throughputs required on a daily 3 shift cycle and finally simplicity of use for the machine operator.

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MACHINE OPEN DAY at FAWEMA

May 25-30, 2016
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25TH/30TH MAY MACHINE OPEN DAY

 

FA438 viewing day
We have the pleasure of inviting YOU to come and view FAWEMAs industry leading Pet Food Packaging Machine. FAWEMA will be holding open Days for the Pet Food specific FA438 Machine on 25th and 30th of May.
The FA438 is a versatile & fast carousel-type packer with servo drives, capable of packing 60 bags/minute from 0,5 – 10Kg.

 

Tel.: +49 22 63 716-0
l.thomas@fawema.com

 

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The challenges of an exciting new packing project

FAWEMA CASE STUDY
Milling and Grain Magazine
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The challenges of an exciting new packing project

On the outskirts of the town of Amasya, stands the impressive and modern flourmill of KOZLU Gida, also known as Misun. This leading Turkish mill has chosen FAWEMA for exciting new packing project

Amasya, located in northern Turkey near to the Black Sea coast, is a place of outstanding natural beauty. Established in the 4th century BC, the town has been the home of a number of civilizations and cultures and has witnessed many transitions of power. Today the town is a thriving hub for fruit agriculture, especially apples, and also for tourism both domestic and international.

On the outskirts of the town of Amasya, stands the impressive and modern flourmill of KOZLU Gida, also known as Misun. The origins of Kozlu date back to 1940’s when the company was originally established with a small wheat mill in Amasya having a daily capacity of just 16 tonnes. Over the years, the daily milling capacity gradually increased but when the decision was taken to build a new, state-of-the-art mill for 900 tonnes per day, this put Kozlu on the map as one of the top millers in Turkey. Later this year, with further expansion work, the capacity will reach 1500 tonnes per day.

Today, Kozlu is still a family-run business with 3 generations of the family involved in the management of the mill and the philosophy has always been the same: seek the very best in each and every aspect of the business. With this progressive philosophy in mind, the Kozlu family decided unanimously to award FAWEMA the contract to supply a new automatic flour packing line to pack retail-size flour of 1 kg 2 kg and 5 kg. in ready-made paper bags.

Mr. Emir Kozlu explains the criteria behind the decision: “we wanted the best quality flour packing machine available on the market because we wanted to achieve the best possible results”.

Fawema proposed the FA217 machine and the modern and advanced technology included in the packing line perfectly matched the client’s aspirations and objectives. Thanks to modern servo-drive, the machine is extremely accurate and the wear & tear drastically reduced compared to mechanical cam-drive machinery.

Furthermore, the machine needs no oil bath or lubrication, which means an overall cleaner working cycle and no risk of contamination with the flour. There are very few wearing parts, no rubber suction cups and access to all parts of the machine is immediate and easy.

The deal was agreed and once the order was placed, Fawema set to work at their base near Cologne in Germany. Firstly a layout drawing was produced indicating the footprint of the new line inside Kozlu’s mill and once the customer gave approval, Fawema’s engineers and technical personnel began the design and manufacturing process. Kozlu was always kept well informed on progress and soon the new packing line was ready at Fawema’s factory for inspection and FAT (factory acceptance test).

For this important stage of the project, Fawema invited Kozlu to send key technical members of staff from the mill in Turkey to witness the machine testing which was done recreating the same conditions as those at the mill, by using wheat flour and the original paper bags utilized by the customer. The FAT also serves the purpose of making a personal introduction between the customer himself and the specific Fawema engineer who would then later install and commission the line at the mill. This seemingly casual introduction is actually extremely valuable – for both sides – as it allows the two parties to engage in question and answer sessions while the machinery is still on the supplier’s workshop floor.

Once the machine inspection was completed and the testing was successfully done to the Buyer’s satisfaction, an in-house training program took place for the Kozlu members of staff. Great importance is placed on this primary training program and justifiably so because it allows the customer’s technical personnel to familiarize themselves with the new equipment before the machinery reaches the mill and gives the opportunity for them to operate the line under the watchful supervision of Fawema engineers. Any minor snags or details can be ironed out at this time ensuring that once the new machinery arrives at the final place of installation, it is tried, tested, certified and approved by both sides, which guarantees a speedy and trouble-free installation and startup.

Installation work at the Kozlu plant started with the challenge of hoisting the machinery from ground level onto a high-level floor of the mill and brought inside the building via an open access point. This was successfully done and then it was just a question of laying out the line as was indicated on the Fawema installation drawing and the final commission work commenced. Thanks to the factory acceptance test already carried out at Fawema’s workshop in Germany, the machine commissioning was swift and efficient with the Fawema engineer and the Kozlu technical staff working together as a friendly, well-organised and well-disciplined team.

Once commissioning was successfully completed, a final training session was undertaken to ensure that all the Turkish staff were totally happy and confident with every aspect of the machine operation, before official handover of the line from Fawema to Kozlu was celebrated with a round of excellent, freshly-brewed Turkish tea!

Mr. Emir Kozlu is delighted with the final result: “we needed a machine that would not give us any problems, which would deliver perfect packages and which would work for many years to come. We are very satisfied with Fawema, we have never faced any difficulties and we understand now that we made absolutely the right decision in choosing Fawema as our supplier”.

Kozlu had worked previously with packing equipment from another source, which functioned on a rotary cycle with mechanical cam-drive but since the installation of the new Fawema linear-design machine with modern servo-drive technology, huge improvements have been evident. Mr. Kozlu explained: “since we started production with the Fawema equipment, packages have become more regular, the production rate is far greater, the machine is more reliable and downtime caused by stoppages or faults has been eliminated. We can work non-stop and this has benefitted our shift efficiency accordingly. The final shrinkwrapped bags of flour are more compact and tightly-bundled compared to before and this means easier and safer storage on pallets in the warehouse”.

Fawema wishes to thank Kozlu Gida for placing their trust in Fawema and to Mr. Emir Kozlu for allowing us to use his words and comments for this article.

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Packaging machines for bespoke products

FAWEMA CASE STUDY
Milling and Grain Magazine
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Packaging machines for bespoke products


When demand for bread and cake mixes called for new facility, it also posed the challenge of how to package these bespoke products

G.R Wright and Sons became a FAWEMA customer when in 1973, they took delivery of their first automatic bagging machine for flour.
What was to become a long and fruitful relationship initially between Ken Wright, (the current Managing Director David Wright’s father) and FAWEMA’s family owners, begun when Petzold & Company, FAWEMA’s UK representatives brought the two enterprises together.
This relationship continues today after more than 43 years. Since 1867 Wright’s have established themselves across the UK as millers of the finest quality flours, and throughout this time they have built a strong relationship with FAWEMA with more and more packaging lines added in subsequent years.
It was after Wrights had developed what was to become their highly successful range of bread (and later cake) mixes in the 1990s, that David Wright and Production Director Alan Cave naturally came to FAWEMA again in 2014 for specialist high speed packaging equipment.
Sales of this revolutionary product range outgrew the current location in the mill, so they decided to invest in a multi-million pound new build at Delta Park, Enfield conveniently located just minutes from the mill.
This new facility features a state of the art test bakery, training workshops with a product development team that can be made available to customers, plus of course a packaging department with two new high speed FAWEMA bagging lines that fulfill the latest demands of the UK supermarkets.
Until Delta Park was built, these pioneering 500g bags, sized specifically for domestic bread making machines as well as home bakers, had been packed on existing FAWEMA dedicated retail wheat flour packers at the mill.
FAWEMA’s decades of experience in designing, building and installing bag packaging lines for difficult products like flour-based mixes with high fat and oil content placed them in the forefront when Wrights were deciding who was going to be awarded this prestigious contract - especially when it came to ensuring extremely consistent weight accuracy, essential for perfect results in the kitchen.
The finely balanced recipes include ingredients as diverse as carrot, cheese, onion, garlic, chocolate, ginger, and linseed. To guarantee this high quality, each individual mix must not only have the correct proportion of ingredients consistently and homogeneously mixed, but every bag must have an accurately
weighed dose, in this case 500g, which is where FAWEMA’s expertise comes to the fore.
If the weight varies too much then the final result can be compromised at home whether hand or machine baked. It is for this reason that FAWEMA specified their industry-leading bulk fill and weight controlled top-up system with continuous monitoring and data recording where you can interrogate every individual weight and specify very close limits and any pack outside these limits will be rejected automatically.
The feed system designed for optimum clean down and FAWEMA’s own auger fillers with quick release hoppers, singled out this equipment for rapid product change for an application that includes currently 14 different varieties for bread and 5 for cake.
After filling, the packs are retained in pockets throughout the line that includes intensive settling of the mixes, and secure bag closing and gluing thus optimising the final pack appearance for maximum impact at the point of sale.
Automatic FAWEMA collating and shrinkwrapping equipment completes each packaging line.
Today, FAWEMA’s team of specialists are responsible for delivering up to 50 complete packaging lines a year. The programme encompasses German designed and engineered bag making, filling, closing, collating and wrapping products as diverse as flour, mixes, sugar, oatmeal, pulses, dry and semi-moist pet food, charcoal, building powders, confectionery, tea, potatoes, in fact the list is endless.
Pack weights from a few grams up to 25kg and more can be processed at modest rates for those who require an entry-level unit
right up to world-leading production speeds of in excess of 100 bags per minute.
Machines for pre-made bags and sacks as well as operating from roll stock are FAWEMA’s core business. Secondary packs of collated bundles wrapped in shrink wrap film or Kraft paper are also designed and built in the factory in Engelskirchen, close to Cologne, Germany.

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New Fawema Development for packing flours and cake mixes

March 2016
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New Fawema Development for packing flours and cake mixes:

For a leading international brand, we have delivered new equipment to pack flours and cake mixes in ready-made retail-size plastic bags. The presentation of these bags is superb and now offers the user an attractive alternative to packing in p

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New Fawema Development for packing flours and cake mixes:

For a leading international brand, we have delivered new equipment to pack flours and cake mixes in ready-made retail-size plastic bags. The presentation of these bags is superb and now offers the user an attractive alternative to packing in paper bags.  The automatic packing machine is based on our modern and innovative FA217 servo-drive line with benefits of reduced maintenance requirements, improved product settling and improved overall hygiene thanks to the elimination of an oil bath.  Throughputs are high and the final closed 1 kg bags are collated and passed through a shrink tunnel to achieve a shrink-wrapped multi-pack which is easy to palletize either automatically or manually.

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New Fawema Development
for packing pet foods

February 2016
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New Fawema Development for packing pet foods:

We are currently designing state-of-the-art fully-automatic machinery for a leading international producer of dry extruded pet food. The machinery will operate with ready-made bags in both plastic and paper and will fill at speeds up to 60 bags per minu

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New Fawema Development for packing pet foods:

We are currently designing state-of-the-art fully-automatic machinery for a leading international producer of dry extruded pet food. The machinery will operate with ready-made bags in both plastic and paper and will fill at speeds up to 60 bags per minute on sizes of 1 kg to 4 kg. The machinery will be extremely user-friendly and will incorporate closures using heat-seal for the plastic bags and glue for the paper bags. Front zipper bags will also be utilized on the machinery which will prove the equipment to be well and truly flexible while maintaining high throughputs.

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New Development on the FAWEMA bag packing line
model FA 325

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The FAWEMA bag packing line FA 325 model has, for a number of years, been a favourite choice for clients looking for a heavy-duty machine able to work with ready-made SOS bags typically in a size range from 5 kg to 12.5 kg on products such as wheat, maize flour and similar powder-based materials.

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The FAWEMA bag packing line FA 325 model has, for a number of years, been a favourite choice for clients looking for a heavy-duty machine able to work with ready-made SOS bags typically in a size range from 5 kg to 12.5 kg on products such as wheat, maize flour and similar powder-based materials.

Now, thanks to a new filler design, the machine is able to deliver weight accuracies of plus/minus 30 grams while maintaining constant production throughputs and ensuring that the bagged product is totally settled prior to bag closure thus guaranteeing a perfectly shaped and very compact final pack.

For further information concerning this new development please contact the FAWEMA Research & Development team in Germany.

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AUTOMATION, INNOVATION, PRESENTATION

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New Fawema packing lines which can be delivered rapidly and which will deliver rapid & positive results for your production requirements.

Fawema, state-of-the-art, fully-automated packing machinery ideal for packing sugar, rice, lentils, dried beans etc. in small, retail-size packs of plastic film

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New Fawema packing lines which can be delivered rapidly and which will deliver rapid & positive results for your production requirements.

 

Fawema, state-of-the-art, fully-automated packing machinery ideal for packing sugar, rice, lentils, dried beans etc. in small, retail-size packs of plastic film from reel-stock material.  Speeds up to 60 packs per minute.

This highly-innovative and totally automated packing equipment, makes attractive and convenient brick packs which are easy to handle, store and transport. The machinery can be supplied with accessories such as check weigher & metal detector as well as date printer, collator and shrink tunnel to offer the user a truly complete package. Furthermore, due to increased demand for this innovative machinery, we can supply the machinery in double-quick time to assist you in getting your production on-stream immediately.

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FAWEMA develops an innovative plastic bag packaging concept

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For a large Russian sugar producer, FAWEMA GmbH came up with a bag design that very well may change the market for larger FFS applications: for the first time, large stand-up poly bags, made from rollstock film, can be stacked upright on pallets without secondary packaging, offering optimum handling and product presentation features.

No matter whether food, petfood, cat litter, or charcoal - retailers offer many consumer products in bags, in a variety of sizes, from small to large bags.  But especially larger bags often have the disadvantage that they are put on the shelf lying down flat, thus not offering the shelf appearance of an upright standing bag with full face display. 

In view of this situation, FAWEMA has developed an absolutely new bag type for larger volumes of up to 12 liters.  As an alternative to traditional bag, for the first time, FAWEMA is filling plastic bags with an almost square bottom footprint. This bag can not only be packaged reliably and hygienically, but can be stacked without secondary packaging, due its shape and the larger resulting bag footprint. That way, large bags can now be presented on pallets and shelves with excellent appearance and large message display.
On top of this, the bag design allows to integrate a carry handle into the bag top. This convenient and consumer-friendly handle is glued down onto the bag surface with hot melt glue, can easily be lifted off the bag by the consumer, and has the added benefit of providing additional bag stability and quality.

The new stand-up plastic bag type is of particular benefit for all dry and free-flowing products, including many food products such as sugar, grits, or rice, but also non-food products such as petfood, cat litter, powder detergents, and fertilizers.

The Packaging Project
For the first project with this new large bag design, FAWEMA GmbH worked together with a large Russian sugar producer. The Russian company required to fill plastic bags with three, five, and ten kilograms of sugar, and to be able to offer clean and perfectly shaped sugar bags for sale in a retail environment directly from the pallet.

After analyzing the requirements, FAWEMA decided for a servo-controlled solution using the high-performance packer model FA127.2R.  This model allows to fully integrate a bag maker for stand-up bags into the packer, avoiding the problems of typical plastic bags from FFS machines that lack stability and squareness for narrow bags.

In order to deliver fill rates of up to 60 bags per minute for the line, the packer was equipped with two bag makers side-by-side. In one machine cycle, two empty bags are made in tandem. Each bag is placed under one of the two fill stations, with full bag top control during the cycle.  After filling, the sugar level inside the bags is equalized by vibration, and the open bags are presented to pre-folding stations, with the product all level. After pre-folding, each bag top is heat-sealed and the carry handle is punched into the top of the bag. Finally, the top is trimmed, folded down, and glued onto the bag. This process delivers a square bag, without surplus air inside the bag.

To palletize the upright standing bags, FAWEMA developed a new and unique palletizing concept in cooperation with Stambera Verpackungsmaschinen GmbH. When conveyed to the palletizer, the bags can be turned to create rows of bags with the bags either in ‚face-first‘ or ‚gusset-first‘ orientation. The rows are pushed onto a split layer table which - after completion of a layer - opens and lowers the completed layer onto the pallet or prior layer. The alternating row patterns are reversed for each layer, resulting in a good interlock between layers. Layer squaring plates make sure that the finished pallet stack is square and ready for warehousing, transportation and point-of-sale display, without the need for shrink bundling or other secondary packaging.

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The NEW GENERATION
Small Bag Packaging Machine FA 217

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We are delighted to present the new generation of FAWEMA packing line type FA 217.
This machine is based on know-how developed over many years, and adds to the FAWEMA product range with a cost-effective solution for premade bags with the packaging emphasis on flour, sugar, tea and similar products.

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We are delighted to present the new generation of FAWEMA packing line type FA 217.
This machine is based on know-how developed over many years, and adds to the FAWEMA product range with a cost-effective solution for premade bags with the packaging emphasis on flour, sugar, tea and similar products.

With a weight range of 0.5 kg to 5 kg and packaging rates of up to 80 bags per minute, the all new FAWEMA
FA 217 offers unprecedented small bag packaging flexibility.

The Highlights

  • Greater flexibility with servo-drive of the main movements.
  • Times for format changes are much reduced. Less format parts required.
  • Low outlay for additional formats.
  • Larger size range.
  • Better product vibration and thus better compaction.
  • Less space required due to a smaller machine housing. There is no need for a height-adjustable conveyor.
  • Better access for maintenance and cleaning. 
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FAWEMA launches its new development
VI 250 compac

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FAWEMA is going to present its new development type VI 250 compac.
The highly efficient packing line produces free-standing pouches from a reel of film, combining the proven principle of a vertical form-fill-seal machine with a compact closing part.

This newly developed concept VI 250 compac is there

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FAWEMA is going to present its new development type VI 250 compac.
The highly efficient packing line produces free-standing pouches from a reel of film, combining the proven principle of a vertical form-fill-seal machine with a compact closing part.

This newly developed concept VI 250 compac is therefore ideally suited for packing fill-friendly products such as rice, coffee, pasta, cereals or sweets.

Moreover, the FAWEMA-packaging line convinces through high-level performance and flexibility: depending on the model, up to 60 bags per minute with different types of closure (flat or gable top), weights from 0.2 to 2 kg and bag sizes to 150 x 100 x 250mm can be realised.

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