Touch of the pouch
Canadian PackagingAutomation Econo IMPACT Omega Design Corporation
The all-electric feeder is capable of single or multiple pouch drops
Designed for cost-effective feeding of desiccants or oxygen scavengers at rates of up to 150 pieces per minute, the new portable Econo pouch feeder system from Omega Design Corporation features a patent-applied-for (PAF) dispensing head that uses a stepper motor to cut pouches from a strip quickly and accurately. Requiring no air, the all-electric feeder is capable of single or multiple pouch drops into containers,
bottles, trays, diagnostic kits, etc. After an operator loads a pouch desiccant reel onto its spindle and then feeds the desiccant strip into the dispensing head. The automatic feeder cuts the pouch desiccants from
their strip, dispenses the desired quantity, and verifies the exiting of the desiccants from the dispensing head. Part of the company’s new IMPACT series of pre-configured machines, the Econo pouch feeder comes with a variety of options, including a bottle control handling system for tricky bottle profiles; a down bottle reject system to offer redundancy protection for bottles exiting the machine; a dual-pouch reel storage
system for enhanced accessibility and convenience; a machine status software package; and a validation support package to detail documentation for validation requirements. Featuring an anodized aluminum frame, slim line dispensing head, and integrated color touchscreen HMI (human-machine interface), the feeder accepts pouches from all major manufacturers, according to the company.