The ProMach booth at Pack Expo Las Vegas 2023 showcased innovation and ingenuity for the processing and packaging industry. There was space dedicated to the Innovation Station, Market Verticals, and Niche Markets where attendees could see up close ProMach’s dedication to advancements in technology for a variety of industries. In Central Hall at the ProMach booth behind City Center was a curated section for niche markets which provided a unique opportunity for attendees to get a detailed view of ProMach’s specialized offerings.
Niche markets included an array of processing and packaging solutions tailored to meet the unique demands for frozen pizza, dairy cups, nut butters, salty snacks, sanitary wipes, dosing vials and bottles, IV bags, medical supplies, and more. This specialized focus showcases ProMach’s dedication to providing customized solutions that go beyond the one-size-fits-all approach.
A review of the ProMach solutions for Niche Markets:
ProMach product brands demonstrate expertise in the frozen food sector with solutions that ensure the quality and freshness of every pizza. From precise handling to efficient secondary packaging, their technologies are designed to meet the stringent requirements of this specialized market:
Shuttleworth: Allows for smooth movement of your product to prevent crust chipping or loosening of toppings thanks to their patented stainless steel-slip torque conveyor.
Texwrap: Preserving and protecting frozen pizzas using continuous motion side sealer designed with a servo-driven orbital head wrapper
Brenton: Packaging a case of pizzas using Brenton’s M2000 Intermittent Motion side load case packer, capable of handling both cartons and wrapped pizzas on the same machine
Orion: Pallet wrapping a shipment of pizzas, Orion stretch wrapper seamlessly integrates with Brenton’s RP10000 palletizer
Precision is paramount when it comes to packaging nut butter products. ProMach product brands excel at filling, capping, and labeling 450 containers per minute of 18oz peanut butter and jelly swirl jars.
Zalkin: Jar lid closing provided by Zalkin’s high-speed rotary screw-on capper using servo-driven capping heads to deliver the precise amount of torque.
Pacific: Viscous filling performed by Pacific’s rotary volumetric filler using a timed orifice manifold custom-designed to maintain low-pressure flows.
PE Labellers: Roll-fed wrap-around decorative labeling accomplished using P.E. Labellers Simpl-Cut Rotary Labeler which provides both hot melt and liner-less pre-flued technology options in one machine.
ProMach’s offerings for the salty snacks industry focused on preserving flavor and texture. Large CPG companies needing multiple primary flexible packaging formats to accommodate their various snack types and SKUs can look no further than ProMach solutions for Salty Snack market.
Bartelt: DOY stand-up pouch packaging using Bartelt’s Mag FFS Horizontal form fill and seal machine featuring independently controlled double pouch clamps that utilize magnetic linear motion controls.
Matrix: Pillow bag packaging using Matrix’s Elete Vertical form fill seal machine featuring a servo-driven continuous box-motion jaw for maximum speed and jaw dwell time
ReePack: Horizontal Flow wrap packaging using Reepack’s ReeFlow 50 machine featuring three independent pairs of rollers for ideal longitudinal sealing quality
CL&D: Flexographic and digital printing for food contact and non-food contact flexible packaging
ProMach provides solutions for the dairy cup industry, offering filling and sealing equipment tailored to meet the specific needs of producers of products such as yogurt. With a focus on precision and efficiency, ProMach enables customers to achieve seamless production processes and deliver high-quality dairy products to consumers worldwide.
Modern: Viscous cup filling performed by Modern’s SL in-line filler with integrated cup dispenser and heat sealer.
PDF Seal: Pre-die cut lids shaped and colored to specification.
Statco-DSI: Complete processing solution incorporating milk receiving, storage silos, pasteurization systems, fermentation, separation, standardizing, cooling, and flavor blending.
Spices and Seasonings
ProMach offers specialized packaging solutions for the seasonings and spices industry, automating the operations of multiple lines of spices, seasonings, and various spice products at high speeds. ProMach enables its customers to streamline their packaging processes, maintain product integrity and blends, and meet the demands of discerning consumers in the global spice market.
Pace: Situating round plastic containers for filling is automated by Pace’s Omni-Line M4oo which unscrambles and orients the bulk loads of containers
Zalkin: Capping the top of spice containers using Zalkin’s robust rotary capping system with screw-on capping heads and integrated cap sorting, orienting, and feeding equipment.
Axon: Product tampering mitigation utilizing Axon’s EZ-300 tamper band applicator with vertical band perforations and accompanying heat tunnel
In the realm of sanitary wipes, ProMach displayed solutions that meet the highest standards of cleanliness and sterility. Their cutting-edge packaging equipment ensures that these critical products reach end-users in pristine condition, producing 500 stacks of wipes per minute in 90-count stacks.
Shuttleworth: Delicate handling of wet wipes along primary and secondary packaging managed by Shuttleworth’s Slip-torque roller technology.
Edson: Case packing multiple units using Edson’s 4000TL-Robotic top loader features a Fanuc M-710C/50 FP Robot with interchangeable end of arm tool options
ID Technology: Secondary packaging labeling for multi-pack orders using ID Technology’s high-speed printer applicator 258 with patented Crossmerge technology.
Dosing Vials and Bottles
Packaging over-the-counter liquid medicines into 2oz (59ml) bottles at a run rate of 200 containers per minute.
WLS: Pressure sensitive wraparound labeling on small bottles at high speeds provided by WLS’s inlie VR-72 labeler. Cap Ink-jet coding and vision identification and traceability provided by WLS’s VCV vial coding and verification platform.
NJM: Adhering to additional drug information using NJM’s Autosert 277 topsert hot melt glue outsert applicator
Serpa: Carton forming and inserting small bottles into the secondary package performed by Serpa’s P120 vertical cartoner
ZPI: Following compliance in accordance with the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA) by integrating ZPI’s serialize and track digital application platform to support serialization
IV Bags and Medical Supplies:
Packaging emergency room kits at 180 flexible packages per minute.
Ossid: Filling and sealing medical products into primary and secondary packages using Ossid’s 800M horizontal thermoforming machine with continuous formed-web clamping and conveying system
Greydon: Labeling flexible packaging inline or across the web using Greydon’s Micromax flexographic rotary printer, engineered to seamlessly integrate with horizontal form fill and seal packaging equipment. Printing UDI barcodes onto packaging provided by Greydon’s Genesis thermal transfer printer (avoiding the need for printing plates) with Xactcure to prevent ink migration and cracking.
ProMach’s presence at Pack Expo Las Vegas 2023 left a lasting impression on attendees, showcasing their unwavering commitment to providing tailored solutions for both niche and vertical markets. From frozen pizza to distilled spirits, ProMach’s innovative technologies are poised to revolutionize the packaging industry across a wide range of specialized sectors. The interactive line design display further emphasized ProMach’s dedication to excellence, offering a glimpse into the future of processing and packaging solutions.