With the B 325 MULTIVAC has expanded its portfolio of chamber belt machines to include an economical entry-level model with a high cycle output. The new machine is aimed particularly at industrial-scale packers in the food sector, who have decided to invest in an automated chamber belt machine for the first time. The B 325 will be shown at IFFA 2016.
The new machine combines all the benefits of MULTIVAC’s chamber belt machine technology in one space-saving machine concept, and with its cycle output of up to three cycles per minute it is among the fastest machines in its class. With a chamber size of 1,000 x 630 x 180 mm (W x D x H), it is suitable for packing fresh meat, sausage and ham products, as well as cheese. The chamber is equipped at the front and back with two plug-in sealing bars that are each 1,000 mm long, and the machine can be loaded on both sides. As an option, the model is available with a chamber height of 250 mm for particularly high products.
The B 325 is equipped as standard with double-seam sealing on the top. Alternatively the machine can be equipped with single-seam sealing from top and bottom for packing in aluminium pouches or particularly thick film pouches. The plug-in sealing bars can be removed without tools for easy servicing. The B 325 can also be equipped with a perforator, enabling the excess length of film pouch to be detached manually. Alternatively the machine is available with a cutting unit, which automatically cuts off the pouch neck and sucks it away.
Its hygienic design is a feature of the B 325, which is built to the MULTIVAC Hygienic Design™. The elevated cleaning position of the chamber lid makes access to the chamber easier for cleaning and servicing. The B 325 fulfils the requirements of the IP65 protection class and can be expanded into a shrink packaging line with MULTIVAC shrinking and drying units. The B 325 is capable of being equipped with various pump combinations depending on the desired output. In addition to this, it also offers equipment options such as anti-roll bars on the transport conveyor for packing round products.
The sealing bar is equipped with a 3 mm wide heating band and a separate severing wire. This enables the excess length of the film pouch to be torn off easily after sealing.
The simultaneous heat effect from top and bottom enables thick or multi-layer film pouches (e.g. aluminium pouches) to be sealed with a permanent seal.