Automatic Bag Filling System
To ensure the most reliable and consistent filling process, GEA offers a fully integrated automatic powder filling solution.
Customers wishing to pack their products into flexible bags can add the automatic bag presenter to their choice of filling system and, along with an integrated bag closing system, this completes a total solution for powder filling and container closing.
For other container formats such as boxes or drums, GEA can provide automated container feeding and handling equipment which can be easily interchanged to provide total flexibility in choice of packaging.
Our fully automated Inline Powder Fillers are complete with integrated control system and guarding, which is interlocked to the filling system, to ensure safe and reliable operation.
The safety of our customers' operational staff and their products is our priority. By ensuring reliable and automatic operation, GEA can help our customers protect their high quality products right through the packing operation and into the finished container.
With high overall operational effectiveness (OEE), our customers can be confident that their GEA powder packing line will run at the guaranteed production ratee and that their products will be packed in a safe environment.
Our customers want to know how their powder packing system is running. We include Ethernet connectivity to filler allowing customers to connect to the plant SCADA system. With built in performance reporting, plant operators can now see how their powder packing system is performing and can fine tune the operating settings to ensure maximum performance is achieved.
The Inline Bag Filler range features a main filling station with auger powder discharge to control the flow of powder into the bag during filling.
An automated clamp lifts the container (bag, box or drum) ready for filling. As the powder is discharged into the container, the head gently lowers until the final fill weight is achieved. This "bottom-up filling" process ensures minimal disturbance to the powder and thereby reduces dust emission and subsequent product loss.
The container is automatically moved from the filling position to a vacuum station where surplus air is removed from the powder. This helps to reduce the final pack volume which is essential for flexible containers and it also reduces the risk of damage to filled containers when stacking into multiple layers.
For the higher production capacities, a secondary filling station can be included which not only increases the production rate to 6-8metric tonnes/h, it also produces a high accuracy finished pack.
Fully automatic powder filling for low production capacity plants. The HYGiPac R1 ensures high quality filling of sensitive food powders are rates up to 3MT/hr.
Semi-automatic powder filling for low production capacity plants. The SmartFil M1 delivers high quality filling of food powders at rates up to 100 bags/hr
GEA container handling includes equipment solutions to meet the varied needs of powder packing plants. These components are selected to provide a complete processing line for filled bags through to the finished product store.
GEA Modified Atmosphere Packing (M.A.P.) technology is helping customers to prolong the shelf life of their powdered products. By removing oxygen from the powder and replacing with inert gas the flavor of a powdered product is maintained over a longer period.
GEA is one of the world’s largest systems suppliers for the food, beverage and pharmaceutical sectors. Our portfolio includes machinery and plants as well as advanced process technology, components and comprehensive services. Used across diverse industries, they enhance the sustainability and efficiency of production processes globally.
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