Bag handling conveyors are an essential part of a packaging system. They seal, convey, transfer, turn, merge, flatten and palletize filled bags for stacking, palletizing, storage, and sale. Are you looking to automate more of your packaging process? A redesigned bag conveyor transfer system that includes a bag flattener, new transfer conveyors, and other packaging conveyors can help move filled bags toward an automated robot palletizer more quickly and with greater efficiency than operators, yielding the highest return on investment.
View ( 15 ) Bag Handling Conveyor Case Studies Below
The case studies below feature bag packaging systems that use some type of bag flattener, transfer conveyor, 90 degree transfer conveyor, v-belt conveyor, palletizing conveyor, or bag kicker. Electrical requirements for all conveyors fall in the range of 220 or 440 volt, 3 phase, and 60 cycle.
The Grain and Corn Bagging System combines product storage, filling, and bag closing into one system. Efficiently fill and close 30-50 lb. paper and poly-woven open mouth style bags.
The system has been engineered for bagging deer corn (whole corn), feed, seed, and other grains. The manual, or mechanical, bagging option includes automatic weighing. The system is upgradeable to a higher packaging speed with the addition of a high-speed bag sewing system to quickly close the bags. Additional options are available including hand held bag sewing machines, bag flattening conveyors, and bag stacking systems.
Incline conveyor takes 50# bags of shelled corn up to a gravity roller accumulation table
One or more operators can use manual assisted palletizing systems to stack open mouth and valve bags containing a variety of agricultural products such deer corn, cottonseed hulls, oats, alfalfa pellets / cubes, soybean meal, barley, dried molasses, and mixing / stock salts. They can also stack bags filled with industrial products such as chemical powders, cement, mortar, and pigments.
Auto Bagging and Palletizing System (click for larger image)
This auto bagging and palletizing system is designed to fill 50 lb. open mouth poly bags at a rate of 10 bags per minute. Free-flowing and dry bulk material flows from the 80 cu. ft. hopper into a net weigh gravity flow bagger that includes a vibrating feeder with gravity gate. The feeder doses a set amount of product into the internal weigh hopper.
The NWB, or Net Weigh Bagger, is used for bagging BBQ wood smoker pellets at a rate of 20 tons per hour into open mouth bags. It is a great solution to accurately fill bags to a set target weight of 25 – 60 pounds.
This wood pellet bagging equipment is used to fill and seal 20-110 pound paper or plastic bags with hardwood pellets that are used for smoking and grilling BBQ. It can also be used to bag wood chunks and chips. The typical system available for purchase includes a 37 -or- 71 cubic foot supply hopper, a mechanical -or- digital gravity fed bagging machine, bag closing equipment, and a palletizer.
Use professionally manufactured animal feed bagging equipment and systems to fill 20-100lb. paper or plastic open mouth bags (50lb. bags being the most popular) with many different types of feed. Buy just the feed bagger or an entire bagging system that includes a 25-100 cu. ft. storage hopper, feed bagger, bag conveyors, bag sewing machine, palletizer, and more.
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We can also provide a custom engineered solution to fit existing bagging operations including a high-speed net weigh bagger, bag conveyors, bag palletizing robots, and more.
Automatically place, fill, and seal bags of flour products or baking mixes in a sanitary filling operation.
Flour Packaging Machine with Automatic Bag Placer
Using an automated bagging system is a great way to reduce the operational costs of your bagging operation. Not only does it allow operators to accomplish other tasks, it also reduces the chance of repetitive motion injuries.
These dual bulk bag fillers efficiently fill big bags with raw material such as sand, cement, bentonite, plastic pellets, fertilizer and more at a rate of 20-25 bags per hour. A single pallet is discharged from the pallet dispenser. A slip sheet dispenser then applies a slip sheet on top of the empty pallet before it is loaded in to the filling station. Bag filling starts with a push of a button and bag is filled to set target weight. Final product is conveyed to end of the line where a robotic forklift moves the bag to a warehouse for storage and shipping.
Gravity Flow Open Mouth Bagger used to fill fertilizer bags
A fertilizer bagging machine, such as the Gravity Flow Open Mouth Bagger, fills open mouth bags with dry, free-flowing and minimally dusty fertilizer granules at a rate up to 5-8 bags per minute (300-480 bags per hour). The bags most commonly used with this machine are an open top poly bag or a poly-lined paper bags. The bags are filled to a 50-pound target weight.
The CBE Model 730 Pressure Flow Air Valve Bagging Machine is used for bagging mineral powders, mortar mixes, or food products into valve bags with internal spouts. Types of powders can include cement powder, specialty chemical powders, bentonite, barite, sodium bicarbonate, limestone powder, and mortar mixes. This bagging machine can also be used for food products like flour and cake mixes.
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Bagging System: Mineral Powders, Mortar Mixes or Food Products
The operator, or automated bag placer, spouts the valve bag onto the machine. Then, compressed air forces the powder material from a hopper above the bagging machine into the bag. When the valve bag is filled to a set weight, it drops away onto a take away conveyor.
A bag flattener conveyor is designed for flattening both filled valve bags and open mouth bags to make them more uniform in shape to stack on a shipping pallet. They are flattened as they move through two conveyors with the upper conveyor applying adjustable force to the top of the bag. Typically, the bag flattener also acts as an incline conveyor that transports the bags to the inlet of a palletizing station.