ATLAS ULTRASONIC TECHNOLOGY TAKES SEALING TO ANOTHER LEVEL
Ishida Europe has introduced ultrasonic technology into its Atlas range of bagmakers. The new Atlas 203-USS, as shown on Ishida’s stand at Interpack in May, offers significant reductions in film and energy consumption to deliver excellent cost savings and sustainability benefits.
Ultrasonic technology uses sound pulses to agitate the molecules within the film; this causes them to vibrate and creates the heat required to seal the pack. Packs are sealed from the inside out to provide an overall stronger and more homogenous seal.
As well as consistently high quality seals, the ultrasonic technique requires less power, delivering energy savings of over 40% compared to standard heat-generated back and end seal operations.
At the same time, film usage is substantially less thanks to the sealing depth of the bags being reduced on the end seal from typically 10mm to just 3mm, and on the back seal from typically 13mm to just 6mm. This equates to a film saving of 11%. Seals have an improved strength, integrity and consistent appearance even at high speeds.
Like the rest of the Atlas range, the Atlas 203-USS features a user friendly, easy-to-maintain design and is simple to set up and operate. Sealing operation and time can be easily inputted on the touch screen, allowing the creation of optimum seals for many snack film types. The machine is available in either a single or twin tube configuration, with a top speed of 140 bags per minute per tube.
The Atlas 203-USS is available with integrated iTPS™ software, which supports linked operation with Ishida mulithead weighers, throat metal detectors, printers, seal testers and checkweighers to maximise line efficiency.