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bag sealing machine uses ultrasonic sealer for breading mix

Ultrasonic Bag Sealer

A snack food producer needed to increase production on one of its bagging lines for breading mix. The existing equipment was centrally located within their process, which made any upgrades or integrations challenging.  The customer’s project requirements included a bag sealing machine that uses and ultrasonic sealer to hermetically seal the valve bags.  This way, the bags would be dust tight before dropping onto the conveyor below.

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Learn more about industrial dust suppression systems and dust control methods below for use during the processing and handling of dry bulk solids at indoor facilities or outdoor plants.

dust suppression for truck loading

Dust suppression and curtain system used during loading of trucks with dry powder to be transported to a landfill for disposal

What is industrial dust suppression and what are some dust suppression methods?

Dust suppression systems are used to prevent, control, and greatly reduce the amount of fugitive dust particles (usually smaller than 10 microns) released during the processing and handling of dry bulk solids.  This is generally done by wetting or spraying the ultra-fine dust particles with water, or by mixing water with a dust control chemical like magnesium chloride.  The spray clings to the dust particles and causes them to drop or fall out of the air.

This is different from dust collection methods that use vacuums, baghouses, fabric filters, wet scrubbers, electrostatic precipitators, and dust collectors.

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seasoning tortilla chips using electrostatics

Seasoning applied to tortilla chips tumbling in rotating drum

Up to 98% Coating Efficiency with 15-45% Powder Savings

Commercial producers of different types of chips, such as tortilla chips and potato chips, can benefit greatly from the use of electrostatics to evenly apply dry spices, powders, seasonings, and oils.  This type of seasoning system provides up to 98% coating efficiency of all chip products, while using 15-45% less dry powder seasonings.  It also dramatically reduces the amount of airborne dust and seasoning, which results in a much cleaner working area, cleaner seasoning drum, and less line contamination.

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coffee bag sealers used for packaging roasted coffeeChoose from a couple of different coffee bag sealers that vacuum seal and flush coffee bags and pouches with nitrogen or CO2 to extend the shelf life and freshness of whole coffee beans and ground coffee.

Why is it important to vacuum seal coffee bags and flush them with nitrogen?

Vacuum sealing and flushing a bag with a gas like nitrogen removes most of the oxygen, making it difficult for aerobic bacteria to grow.  Many large grocery stores, retail coffee shops, or online retailers like Amazon, require that coffee producers use VGF/MAP for their packaging for resale.  VGF stand for Vacuum Gas Flush and MAP stands for Modified Atmosphere Packaging.

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bagging coffee with the logical machines s4The Logical Machines S4 is the perfect entry-level coffee bagging machine to take your coffee packaging line to the next level.  It is the perfect cure for business owners and coffee roasters that are tired of manually scooping and weighing coffee into bags ranging in weight from a couple of ounces up to 10 pounds.  Logical Machines has a proven track record and has been manufacturing American made, high quality bulk weighing and bagging machines since 1994.

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cashews with dill pickle seasoning

Cashews with dill pickle seasoning

With this type of electrostatic seasoning and coating system, the customer was able to produce seasoned nut and seed food products in one day instead of seven. It also greatly reduced production costs associated with the previous system, providing a quick ROI.  It can be retrofitted to existing seasoning equipment and systems.

On-site testing is available to prove actual production results.  Please contact us for more information.

Apply many different types of seasonings such as ranch, bacon ranch, salt and pepper, parmesan and pepper, buffalo flavored, BBQ, cinnamon, churro flavored, salt and vinegar, wasabi, and sweet and salty.  These types of custom seasonings can be applied to nuts, seeds, popcorn, cheese, chips, and other snack food products.

dill pickle seasoning being applied to cashews using electrostatic coating process

Dill pickle seasoning being applied to cashews using electrostatic coating process

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Spreading Peanuts on Snack Food Conveyor using Vibratory Feeder

A volumetric vibratory feeder installed over a snack food production line is used to evenly spread peanuts across the width of the conveyor. The peanut pieces are loaded into the feeder supply hopper. The electromagnetic driven vibratory feeder will draw the peanuts out of the hopper at a controlled rate and spread them evenly across the width of the pan. Feed rate is easy adjusted by the controller supplied with the drive with a 1000:1 turndown ratio controlled by the RVS amplitude sensor and feedback loop controller built into the vibratory drive.

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