Matrix, powered by Pro Mach, now offers laser scoring and marking combined in one system on the Inever BY300 multilane stickpack machine. The BY300 is ideal for low-to-medium production of quality stickpack seals of dosing powders, granules, solids, liquids, and pastes with minimal investment required. (See the BY300 at EastPack, June 10-12, at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City, Booth #3025.)
A patented CO2 laser-based system, with an estimated operating life exceeding 45,000 hours, performs both scoring and marking operations.
The score line is perfectly straight across the stickpack. Laser scored stickpacks consistently produce a precise tear, in contrast to mechanical notching that often results in a crooked tear line, not to mention a sometimes difficult to open package. The laser breaks – scores – the outermost layer of film without damaging the inner layer. The score line facilitates the straight-line tear.
Laser scoring and marking can be used on paper, plastic, and coated treatments. Laser marking is a sought after marking technology due to its low lifecycle cost compared to continuous inkjet, well-defined and precisely placed images, and flexibility in terms of style of text, graphics, photos, and barcodes. It is also a clean process, without the need for solvents.
"The combined marking and scoring laser-based system deliver high value to customers in terms of expanded capabilities," said Marc Willden, Vice President and General Manager, Matrix. "An easier to open package with a professional straight-line tear also improves the consumer's experience with the package."
The compact, modular, and robust Inever BY300 multilane stickpack machine is ideal for low-to-medium production of quality stickpack seals with minimal investment required. Output ranges from 150 stickpacks per minute for a three-lane operation to 350 per minute with seven lanes. Widths range from 1.8 inches for a three-lane operation to 0.67 inches for seven lanes. Lengths range from 1.18 inches to 8 inches. The BY300 can also be specified with inkjet or thermal printing and embossed coding for variable data.
The BY300 features PLC control, brushless servo motors, and a touch screen HMI. The machine's rugged ergonomic design lends itself to easy cleaning and low maintenance. Available options include:
Dust aspiration for powders
Collating/counting conveyors for cartoning
Integrated top load or end load cartoning
Mechanical cam drive