GEA SmartPacker TwinTube

High-speed productivity

With a combined production output up to 500 bags per minute and a new re-enforced modular design, the GEA SmartPacker TwinTube high-speed packing system brings big productivity benefits, more flexibility and operational efficiency.

Higher output at lower cost per bag

GEA SmartPacker TwinTube gives you high speed and high output levels with top packaging quality. Its ingenious design operates two parallel forming tubes from a single drive, and runs up to four times the speed of conventional baggers. Ideal for confectionery applications, it achieves combined speeds of up to 500 bags per minute (weighing 10 to 18 g each).  It is also possible to run a film reel for each drive, meaning packs of different widths and/or designs can be simultaneously filled.

Main applications

GEA SmartPacker CX250-S Pillow bag and main applications

Pillow bag ideal for; hard candy, soft candy, savory snacks, nuts & small cookies, dried fruit.

Reliability you can count on

  • Over 98% uptime, proven in installations around the world
  • Backed by GEA’s 60 years’ experience in vertical packaging
  • Consistent and accurate bag length thanks to monitored film transport and jaw movement

Dedicated design for high-speed packing

  • Low drop between weigher and jaw head allows high speed and compact portion packing
  • Reinforced sealing technology allows more flexibility in terms of film types and specifications
  • Fully integrated GEA TiroLabel unit for precise labeling
  • Patent pending innovative, open machine design allows easy access, visibility and efficient maintenance
  • Automatic web tracking eliminates film deviations during production, without the need of manual adjustment

High efficiency with a small footprint

  • Future-proof modular design allows easy installation of options or upgrades 
  • Space and cost savings through efficient use of factory space
  • Flexibility thanks to the option to run different single reels per tube simultaneously
  • Optional Jumbo Roll for film reels of up to 100 kg allows long production runs for high efficiency
 

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Advanced technology

Product-in-seal detection

Automatic detection of product between sealing jaws. The machine automatically creates a double bag to avoid contamination or damage of the cross seal jaws and knife and ensure continous production cycle resulting in less downtime and waste. Only one double bag lost.

Automatic web tracking

With automatic web tracking the direction of the film will be adjusted automatically when the film deviates from its path, due to - for example - variances in the film roll. Thereby it eliminates all manual adjustment. Ultimately this safeguards the quality of the resulting bags while saving on downtime.

Durable forming set

The GEA forming set with insert is reinforced with fiberglass, featuring less wear and tear, extra protection and longer operational life. The insert allows production of overlaps and tucked seams with the same shoulder. Each set has a rigid surface to ensure smooth running in moist or wet environments. Order the forming set with your SmartPacker or as additional tooling, depending on your bag type demands.

Technical details

Product specifications SmartPacker TwinTube
Bag width (min./max.) 60/145 mm
Maximum bag weight 0,2 kg
Maximum speed * up to 500 bags/min
Equipment dimensions H x W x D 1672x1611x2755 mm
* Depending on product, film and dosing equipment
 

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Options GEA SmartPacker TwinTube

GEA TiroLabel for SmartPackers

This dedicated labeling unit can be perfectly integrated into your SmartPacker, delivering a speed of up to 180 labels per minute at a width of 150 mm on each side. The label roll has a quick-release operation, allowing it to be changed in seconds without the loss of operational time. Enjoy millimeter precision at labelling with the GEA TiroLabel for SmartPackers.

Jumbo Roll for GEA SmartPacker TwinTube

With the Jumbo Roll, GEA SmartPacker TwinTube can use film reels of up to 100 kg, this allows long production runs and decreases change over times, which boosts operational efficiency.

GEA CostFox

GEA CostFox is performance measurement software based on overall equipment effectiveness and the real time display of production parameters. The reporting tool provides productivity data for continuous improvement, monitors and displays the human-machine interface and ultimately helps manufacturers to improve profitability.

 

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