Most dairy foods companies, specifically cheese manufacturers, use vacuum chamber machines that are semiautomatic and require manual labor at some point in the filling and packaging process. The Bingo Bagger features automatic vacuum and flushing capabilities, which sets it apart from other dairy bagging machines on the market, according to the company.
“Vacuum chamber machines are cumbersome, slow, and need a human being to load the chamber one bag at a time,” Nicholas Taraborelli, vice president of Paxiom Group – the sales division for packaging manufacturers including WeighPack, told DairyReporter.
“Often times, they’re manually taking the bag, putting it inside a vacuum chamber to vacuum or gas flush its contents.”
The Bingo Bagger runs various size bags and operates at speeds of up to 25 cycles per minute. A bag holding device with micrometer wheels and triple-axis handling options maintains accuracy while a single pneumatic, sealing unit performs the complete bag closing operation. No adjustments are needed to align the jaws, the company said.
“This machine eliminates that person, eliminates the risk of contamination by a human, and handles bag filling, nitrogen flush, vacuum and sealing in one compact system," he said.
The machine is compatible with pillow bags, stand-up bags, or bags with a zipper made from either laminated or polyethylene materials, the company said.
“It can be integrated with any automatic filling machine.”
Focus on foodservice and wholesale packaging
“There’s so much technology on the retail side, but often times the food service side is left with manual or semi automation,” Taraborelli said.
“Any food product sold for wholesale or food service is the perfect application for Bingo Bagger as so many of these companies currently use semi-automatic vacuum chamber machines."