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Repackaging Bulk Dry Goods into Small Bags for Distribution

Repackaging Bulk Dry Goods into Small Bags for Sales or Distribution

This commercial equipment is used for repackaging bulk dry goods stored in bulk bags, bins, totes, pro boxes, 40-50Lb bags, and more into small bags, pouches, and containers.

Examples of free-flowing bulk dry goods to repackage or re-bag would be food products such as rice, nuts, coffee beans, sprinkles, pasta, beans, candy, seeds, dog food, and cat food as well as products such as feed pellets, wood pellets, and plastic pellets.

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Entry-level Repackaging Equipment

model S4 coffee packaging machien next to heat band sealerFor smaller retail and distribution businesses, as well as food pantries and distribution centers, looking to repackage or fill smaller bags and pouches, we recommend the semi-automatic Model S4.  It automatically weighs and fills small bags, pouches, and containers with up to 10Lbs of bulk dry goods.

Features

  • Semi-automatic filling up to 500 small bags per hour (800/hour continuous operation)
  • Small amount of floor space required (4.6 sq. ft. and is 67 inches high with a 41.5 inch high tabletop model available at the same price)
  • Auto SMART controller with self-adjusting vibratory feeder for fast and slow fill speed control
  • 5 cubic foot supply hopper
  • 304 stainless steel product contact surfaces with powder coated frame
  • Power requirements: 2 amps, 110 volts 60Hz AC
  • Air requirements: less than 0.25 CFM air supply at 30PSI (small pancake air compressor)
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How to Repackage a Free-flowing Dry Bulk Good Like Rice using the Model S4

Repackaging Rice from Big Bags to Small Bags

Repackaging Steps with an Entry-Level Machine

Here’s how you would start re-bagging a dry bulk good like rice from a 50Lb bag into smaller 16oz, 32oz, or 64oz bags using the Model S4.

  • Electric (110V) and air (small pancake compressor) is connected to the Model S4
  • The operator turns the machine on and sets the target fill weight, fast flow and dribble flow cut off points, dribble feed gate operation, etc.
  • The feed gate at the bottom of the supply hopper is raised or lowered to control the flow of the rice from the supply hopper into the vibrating pan feeder.
  • Rice from a large 50Lb bag is manually dumped into the supply hopper located at the top of the machine.
  • The operator places a small bag, pouch, or container on the fill spout or chute.
  • The operator depresses the foot pedal to activate a fill cycle.
  • The vibrating feeder meters rice from the supply hopper into the weigh hopper. At first it quickly meters the rice using a bulk / fast flow rate.  Then, it switches over to a dribble / slow feed rate as the weight of rice in the weigh hopper nears the set target fill weight.
  • Then, the operator depresses the foot pedal to release the rice in the weigh hopper into the bag, pouch, or container on the fill spout below.
  • After releasing rice from the weigh hopper into the bag, the door at the bottom of the weigh hopper closes and the vibrating feeder automatically starts to feed rice into the weigh hopper again starting a new fill cycle.

After some initial adjustments to dial in the SMART controller, the filling process is repeatable and only requires that an operator refill the supply hopper at the top of the machine with rice from new 50Lb bag.

After filling a bag, the operator can send it through an entry-level bag heat sealer for closing and vacuum packing.

Additional Video Example:  Coffee Packaging

Coffee Packaging Machine

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Medium Volume, Semi-automated Repackaging Equipment

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Simplex net weigh bagging scale for pet food (top view)

For companies and businesses looking to repackage or re-bag free-flowing, bulk dry goods from bulk bags, bins, totes and more into 1-25Lb bags, pouches, or containers we recommend a small net weigh bagging scale.

These types of scales are in between an entry level machine like the Model S4 and a fully automatic bagging system.  These scales fill bags and pouches with 1-25Lbs of dry, free-flowing products at rates of 6-12 bags per minute.  They can also be customized to work with stickier non-free flowing products like animal feed that contains molasses or dried fruits.

repackaging or rebagging bulk dog and cat food into small bags and pouches

Simplex net weigh bagging scale for pet food (lower view)

The standard small net weigh bagging scale includes a gravity gate, single vibratory pan feeder, and a weigh hopper suspended from a single load cell located within a frame above the operator.  In this type of repackaging system, the operator manually places a bag on the fill spout or chute for each fill cycle.  Once the bag, pouch, or container has been filled, they reform the bag top and send it through a bag sewing or sealing machine.  It is available in simplex, duplex, and triplex configurations for higher speed commercial packaging systems.

Features:

  • Fill 12-20 bags per minute (720-1,200 bags per hour)
  • Accuracy is +/- 0.5-1% of target weight
  • Fill 1-25Lb bags (0.45-2.26kg)
  • Works with pre-formed open mouth bags, stand up pouches, or doypacks constructed of paper, plastic, or poly-woven materials
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How to Repackage Free-flowing, Dry Bulk Goods like Dog Food Pellets

Pet Food Packaging Systems | Dog Food

Here’s how you would start re-bagging a dry bulk good like dog food pellets from a 1,000 Lb. bulk bag into smaller 1-25Lb bag or pouch.

Repackaging Steps in a Medium Volume Operation

  • A bulk bag containing dry dog is loaded into a bulk bag unloader frame with self-contained hoist.
  • The bulk bags are untied or punctured to release the dry dog food into an auger conveying system.
  • The auger conveyor elevates the dry dog food pellets and discharges them into a supply hopper located above the small net weigh bagging scale.
  • The dry dog food pellets flow by gravity into a vibrating feeder that meters them into a weigh hopper. As the set target fill weight nears, the vibrating feeder switches from a fast / bulk flow to a slow / dribble flow.
  • The operator depresses a foot pedal to release the dog food pellets into the bag or pouch being held onto the bagging machine’s spout.
  • Once the bag or pouch has been filled, the operator sends the filled bag through a bag sewing or heat sealing system.
  • They pick up a new bag or pouch and place it on the spout and depress the foot pedal to start the fill cycle again.

A duplex or triplex bagging scale would work the same way except that it has 2 or 3 sets of vibrating pan feeders and weigh hoppers.  These allow for a faster fill rate because one of the weigh hoppers is filled while the other releases dog food pellets into the bag or pouch below.

Additional automation can be achieved with this type of system by adding an automatic bag placer, a robotic palletizer, or a robotic box packing system.

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High Volume, Automated Repackaging Equipment

high volume repackaging system for bulk dry goods

For companies, businesses, and distributors looking to repackage a large amount of dry bulk goods at a high rate from bulk bags, bins, or large silos / hoppers, we recommend a high-speed repackaging system.  These types of systems are entirely automated and only require that one operator be present to monitor the system, as well as to refill the bag or pouch magazine on the automatic bag placer.  Filled and sealed bags automatically travel to an automated end of line solution like a robotic palletizer or robotic box packing system.

auto bagger for filling small bags and pouchesFeatures:

  • Fill 30+ bags per minute (1,800 bags per hour)
  • Accuracy is +/- 0.5-1% of target weight
  • Fill 1-25Lb bags and pouches (0.45-2.26kg)
  • Works with pre-formed open mouth bags, stand up pouches, or doypacks constructed of paper, plastic, or poly-woven materials
  • Fully enclosed hopper with integrated bagging scale, automatic bag / pouch placer, and safety cage with relays for auto-bagger
  • 300 empty bag magazine capacity with auto bag size adjustment
  • Complete electrical and pneumatic package
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Automated Bagging Machine for Stand Up Pouches or Doypacks

Repackaging Steps in a High Volume Operation

  • Free-flowing, bulk dry goods are fed into the supply hopper that is integrated into the repackaging system.
  • The product flows by gravity from the supply hopper into the duplex or triplex bagging scale’s vibrating feeders that meter the product into the weigh hoppers.
  • Below the bagging scale, an automatic bag placer retrieves a bag from the empty bag magazine and places it on the fill spout. A pneumatic clamp holds the bag on the spout.  A shelf located below the bag extends to support the bag as it is being filled.
  • A weigh hopper discharges the set target weight of product into the bag. At the same time, one of the other weigh hoppers is being filled.  This alternating filling action is what gives the system a higher fill rate of 20 bags per minute or more.
  • After a fill cycle, the bag or pouch drops gently onto a shelf, where a retractable arm reaches over and moves it onto a closing conveyor.
  • An automatic bag top reformer prepares the top of the bag for closing as it is guided through a continuous band sealer.

After sealing, the bags or pouches are conveyed to an end of line solution like a motorized accumulation table or to a more automated solution such as a robotic palletizer, bag baler, or robotic box filling system with an automatic box / case builder.

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