Matrix, Wexxar Bel, and Orion Present at Pack Expo East End-to-End Solutions from Bag and Pouch Forming and Filling to Case Forming/Sealing and Pallet Wrapping

Apr 5, 2018

Pack Expo East Demonstrations


  • Morpheus vf/f/s bagger fills up to 200 units per minute
  • Mercury HS vf/f/s bagger produces up to 130 units per minute
  • Toyo Jidoki fills and seals up to 55 pouches per minute
  • WF20 automated case erecting at up to 20 cases per minute
  • Ergonomic and safe manual case packing of flexible packages
  • BEL 252 automated case sealing Ø Flex Series HPA automatic stretch wrapping


RICHMOND, British Columbia, and SAUKVILLE, Wis., (date) – At Pack Expo East, Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, April 16-18, Matrix Packaging Machinery, Wexxar Bel, and Orion Packaging, product brands of ProMach, feature a one-stop-shop for bag and pouch forming, filling, sealing, case forming/sealing, and automatic pallet wrapping. (Pack Expo East adjacent booths #1415 and #1515)

“In a contiguous exhibit, we showcase automation solutions that drive improved profitability,” said Chip Simenz, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Matrix. “The ability to see and ask questions about end-to-end solutions from high speed forming and filling to case erecting and sealing and pallet wrapping make the Matrix, Wexxar Bel, and Orion booths a must for Pack Expo East attendees.”

Sander Smith, Product Manager for Wexxar Bel added, “Visitors to the adjacent exhibits will see how right-sizing automation lowers labor costs and improves return on investment (ROI) for automated systems. We show companies how they can cost effectively create a safe and ergonomic environment for personnel while ensuring high throughput and productivity.”

The Morpheus

The Morpheus continuous motion machine is the most advanced vf/f/s technology offered by Matrix in terms of speed, film handling, and flexibility in bag sizes ranging from 2.75” to 12” wide and up to 15” in length. Morpheus is ideal for thinner gauge films used for packaging coffee, snacks, spices, cheeses, dried fruit, and other dry products. In addition to thinner films, specialized sealing jaws enable the Morpheus to also run thicker gauges that require longer dwell times for applications such as frozen, IQF, and fresh cut foods.

Toyo Jidoki TT-8D-N

The Toyo Jidoki TT-8D-N pre-made pouch filler/sealer delivers flexibility in terms of pouch formats – flat, stand-up, retort, and press-to-close. This pre-made pouch filler and sealer is designed for packaging frozen foods, seafood, snacks, rice and other grains, noodles, pet foods, and granular and powder products. Toyo Jidoki engineering delivers precision pouch sealing capabilities regardless of film type or gauge.

The Mercury HS

Offering vertical form fill seal speeds of up to 130 bags per minute, high uptime, and low annual operating costs averaging less than $1,000 per year. With its ease of use, self-centering film drive down system, short travel, angle incline film upwind—which results in a smaller footprint—and tool free quick-change core chucks, the Mercury HS is easily the highest selling Matrix packaging machine in the company’s history.

The WF20

The pouches packaged by the Matrix on the Toyo TT8DN will provide the flexible packaging used in the manual case packing demo. In that demo, Wexxar showcases the WF20, a fully automatic case erector featuring tape head, tool-less changeover, and speeds of up to 20 cases per minute. Wexxar’s machines have become the standard for customers that demand the highest quality output and maximum up-time. At the booth, formed cases move into the manual packing area with turntable and conveyor ergonomically arranged.

The BEL 252

For automated case sealing of cases filled with bags and pouches, the demo features the BEL 252, a fully automatic, pressure sensitive uniform case taper that offers an advanced production duty design. The BEL 252 pressure sensitive case taper is equipped with DEKKA High Performance stainless steel tape heads and the Wexxar Bel Snap Folder system, providing sealing speeds up to 25 cases per minute. Quick three step size change with simple hand wheel and handle adjustments enable the BEL 252 to seal a wide range of case sizes. No other brand of automatic case taper compares with the BEL 252 for compactness, safety, quality of construction, operating performance, and value.

The Flex Series HPA stretch wrapper

The Orion high profile automatic (HPA) Flex series stretch wrapper has been designed and built with economy, efficiency, and safe operation in mind. The HPA provides all the capabilities required to securely wrap pallet loads quickly and efficiently, using the least amount of stretch film. With automated start and stop functionality, forklift drivers do not have to leave their cabs, which keeps them busy and productive.

For more information call and visit: Matrix Packaging, 888-628-7491, www.MatrixPM.com, Wexxar Bel, 888-565-3219, www.Wexxar.com, and Orion Packaging, 800-333-6556, www.OrionPackaging.com.

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About ProMach

ProMach is a family of best-in-class packaging 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 packaging spectrum: filling and capping, flexibles, pharma, product handling, labeling and coding, and end of line. ProMach also provides Performance Services, including integrated solutions, design/build, engineering services, and productivity software to optimize packaging line design and deliver maximum uptime.

ProMach designs, manufactures, integrates, and supports the most sophisticated and advanced packaging 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 the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Europe, United Arab Emirates, and China. For more information about ProMach, visit www.ProMachBuilt.com.

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John Eklund | Vice President, Marketing

ProMach

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704-944-5340

About Wexxar BEL

At Wexxar Bel, corrugated container packaging applications are limited only by the imagination. Our Wexxar case formers and case sealers have been installed in nearly 40 countries and consistently bring customers the lowest cost of ownership and the highest standards of safety. Wexxar also offers the BEL line of corrugated box sealers, tapers, and packing systems as well as the IPAK line of tray and bliss formers, stackers, and sealers systems. As part of the ProMach End of Line business line, Wexxar helps our packaging customers protect and grow the reputation and trust of their consumers. ProMach is performance, and the proof is in every package. Learn more about Wexxar Bel at www.Wexxar.com and more about ProMach at ProMachBuilt.com.

Media Contact

John Eklund
Vice President, Marketing
704-944-5340