March 3, 2021

Kronen, GKS release VFFS option for small packages

GKS and Kronen have released the MINI, a vertical form fill and seal packaging machine suitable to small package sizes.

Its optimized compact, modular design and the broad range of available options ensure flexible application for packaging different products such as small portions of sauces, dressings or nuts and croutons as well as cheese.

With MINI, GKS once again offers an extremely compact and competitive packaging machine, built according its inventive simplicity and characterized by a frameless design. In its optimized third generation the small vertical form, fill and seal machine incorporates the proven advantages and innovative modularity of the CP and UP packaging machine series in addition to improvements derived from the predecessor machines MP125 and MP150.

The MINI has a capacity of up to 65 bags per minute with a maximum bag width of 160mm, thus it is suitable for creating small packages of bulk goods, as e.g. nuts, grated or diced cheese and croutons as well as fluids like dressings and sauce. As standard, it produces pillow bags, but optionally also self-standing bags can be produced.

The machine is equipped as standard with a heat sealing system for PP/laminate/paper-material, lateral film adjustment, a 7-inch full color touchscreen, end of film detection and servo controlled film transport. The design of this ‘frameless’ machine also takes into account the CO2 footprint and the environment. For example, the side frames are made entirely of recycled ocean plastic.

The MINI can be equipped with many options: sealing system for PE film, MAP packing, easy opening with pouring opening, block bottom mechanism, photocell for pre-printed film and thermal transfer printer. Also several types of dosing systems can be placed above MINI, such as a weigher, pump or auger filler. Due to its low construction height, MINI is also very suitable for manual filling. The machine has an open construction, so it is easy to clean and parts are easily accessible. This creates a reduction in downtime and costs during maintenance work. Options and components can be retrofitted easily and quickly.

KRONEN cooperates with GKS packaging B.V. since more than 15 years in order to offer customers a one-stop shop for complete processing solutions including cutting, washing, dewatering, peeling, disinfection up to packaging. GKS Packaging, located in The Netherlands, specializes in cost-effective, flexible packaging solutions with a focus on vertical form, fill and seal machines. KRONEN processing and GKS packaging solutions complement each other perfectly and have been combined in processing lines around the world. The proven integration of the German and Dutch machines enables efficient solutions for all processing steps and guarantees a comprehensive planning and implementation process.


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