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PVOH pouch-making machinery and more

Innovative thinking is the key to finding the correct balance between technical quality, performance and price. Our goal is to create solutions to achieve a quick return on investment. Our approach is governed by the fit to purpose philosophy. We customize to your production specifications.

Our platforms Compact-M and Pulliq-M produce pouches of water soluble foil, with an outstanding seal strength. Both high-speed platforms have their own outstanding qualities. Combined with the packing platforms and rod handling systems of our partner companies TDC, ITM and IMAtec, you are guaranteed a turnkey solution to handle water soluble pouches from creating the primary product right through the end-of-line packaging.

  • Available in 3 versions (200, 330, 660), for different sizes of PVOH-rolls
  • Change rotating drum in 15 minutes, to switch to different form of pouch
  • Extra options: automatic splicing, adding solid shape to pouch (f.e. pill)

High speed pouch maker for first and second generation PVOH pouches

Compact-M is an high speed pouchmaker for first and second generation PVOH pouches. This means that the machine can be configured for the following options:

  • PVOH-pods filled with 1 powder
  • PVOH-pods filled with 1, 2, 3 or 4 liquids, in separated compartments
  • PVOH-pods filled with 1 powder and 1 pill (Compact-MI 660)
  • PVOH-pods filled with liquid(s) and 1 pill (Compact-MI 660)

Create your own shape of pouch

For every customer and every platform we create specific moulds. These moulds determine the size of the pod and the shapes of the compartments in the pod. The shape of the pod is only limited by the possibilities of the chosen water soluble foil and fillings. Each foil has its own characteristics, sometimes interacting with ingredients from the filling.

Constant temperature for optimal PVOH processing

The heart of the Compact-M is an aluminum drum with an 817 mm radius. The forming roll on the drum is made of rubber that keeps the temperature of the foil constant and precise at a pre-set temperature.  This is important, because the water soluble foil is very sensitive to fluctuations in temperature and moisture.

Make up to 1000 pouches per minute

Beams of moulds are placed on the drum. Depending on the size of the mould a minimum of 35 beams and a maximum of 45 beams can be placed. With 7 to 15 moulds per beam on a Compact-M 660, and a speed of almost two rotations per minute, the Compact-M 660 has an output of approximately 400-1000 pouches per minute. Be aware that the output strongly depends on the type of filling used and the shape of the pouches.

Increase output of pouches with automatic splicer

To increase output, an automatic splicer can be placed on the Compact M-660. This add-on automatically switches rolls, as soon as one roll of water soluble foil is empty. This means the operator can place a new roll on the Compact while the platform keeps running.

Healthy and safe pouch-making machine

The drum of the Compact-M is placed in a closed casing. When opening the doors, the machine stops automatically. This keeps the operators safe. The casing also prevents operators coming into contact with loose enzymes. Although there is no clarity yet about the consequences of enzymes, at EME-Engel we would rather be safe than sorry.

Optimal function in conditioned environment

To function optimally the Compact-M should be placed in a conditioned environment, with a constant temperate and humidity. Additionally the water soluble foil and fillings should be stored under standard conditions. Water soluble foil reacts strongly to changes in temperature and humidity influencing the quality of the pouches made by the Compact-M.

  • Combine different kinds of filling in one pod (powder, liquid and/or gel)
  • Automatic splicing for continuous production (max. output 1200 pouches/minute)
  • Closed casing for save and healthy production environment

High-speed pouch maker for third generation pods, made from water soluble foil

Pulliq-M is an high speed pouchmaker for third generation PVOH pouches. This means the machine can be configured for the following options:

  • PVOH-pods filled with 1 or 2 powders (separated compartments)
  • PVOH-pods filled with 1, 2, 3 or 4 liquids (separated compartments)
  • PVOH-pods filled with 1 powder and 1 fluid- PVOH-pods filled with powder(s) and 1 pill (Pulliq-MI 660)
  • PVOH-pods filled with liquid(s) and 1 pill (Compact-MI 660)

Stay ahead of the competition with new powder and liquid combinations

The possibility to combine fluids with powder or gel, creates new marketing and product development opportunities. It is no longer necessary to choose between liquid of powder pods. Pulliq-M even makes it possible to combine liquid with powder and pills or to combine gel with liquid or powder.

Multi-compartments to create different shaped pouches

Creating compartments in a pod enables new shapes to be developed. The Pulliq-M can create up to five compartments in one pod. The precision liquid and gel suppliers guarantee that every compartment will get exactly the right filling. The design of the pod is transferred to the moulds placed on the beam. The shape of the pod is only limited by the possibilities offered by the chosen water soluble foil and fillings. Each foil has its own characteristics and some interaction with ingredients from the filling may occur.

Constant temperature for optimal PVOH processing

The heart of the Pulliq-M is a drum with a 1500 mm radius. The drum has a rubber casing which keeps the temperature of the foil constant and precise at a preset temperature.  This is important, because the water soluble foil is very sensitive to temperature and moisture fluctuations.

Make up to 1200 pouches per minute

Beams of moulds are placed on the drum. Depending on the size of the mould a minimum of 70 beams and a maximum of 85 beams can be placed. With 7 to 15 moulds per beam, Pulliq-M has a maximum output of approximately 1200 pouches per minute, if filled with 2 liquids. Be aware that the output strongly depends on the types of filling used and shape of the pouches.

Increase output of pouches with automatic splicer

To increase output, an automatic splicer is placed on the Pulliq-M 660. This automatically switches rolls as soon as one roll of water soluble foil is empty. This means that the operator can place a new roll on the Pulliq-M 660, while the platform keeps running.

Flexibility in switching shapes of pods

Every Pulliq-M platform is configured to the specific needs for making a product. The drum-techniq ables the Pulliq-M to be used for more than one kind of pod. There is enough space above the drum to switch between fillers and the drum itself can be replaced quickly by a drum with other shaped moulds. By switching the drum and adjusting the settings, a new product can be created.

Healthy and safe pouch-making machine

The drum of the Pulliq-M is placed in a closed casing. When opening the doors, the machine stops automatically. This keeps the operators safe. The casing also prevents operators coming into contact with loose enzymes. Although there is no clarity yet about the consequences of enzymes, at EME-Engel we would rather be safe than sorry.

Optimal function in conditioned environment

To function optimally the Pulliq-M should be placed in a conditioned environment at a constant temperate and humidity. Additionally the water soluble foil and fillings should be stored under standard conditions. Water soluble foils react strongly to changes in temperature and humidity influencing the quality of the pouches made by the Pulliq-M.

  • One partner for realizing a complete production line
  • Flexible solutions, endless varieties
  • Customization for site optimization

One stop from PVOH pouch making to end-of-line packaging

As part of the ITMGroup, EME-Engel can offer turnkey solutions. This means that as a customer, you will have only one partner which delivers, installs and maintains the complete production line.

To offer this turnkey solution, EME-Engel cooperates with the ITMGroup companies TDC, ITM and IMAtec. Each has its own expertise in machine development and we create flexible and state-of-the-art production lines together.

One partner and optimal cooperation in machine building

Because we are all part of the ITMGroup, all questions and remarks can be passed on to the same contact. Additionally ITMGroup ensures that all machinery is fully tailored to work seamlessly with each other.

The pouch making machinery EME-Engel is currently bringing to the market, is partly built using the techniques EME-Engel has perfected while developing other machinery.

With a history in developing for the printing industry, EME-Engel still has a large portfolio of topnotch unwinders, rewinders, cutting machinery and waxcoaters.

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Eme-Engel is continuously improving the existing platforms while developing new platforms. Most of the innovations EME-Engel creates in partnership with suppliers and customers.

The majority of our customers is active in a rapidly changing environment. By developing innovative solutions, Eme-Engel keeps its customers ahead of the competition. At the moment EME-Engel is looking at new ways of cutting the foil and enlarging the filling area. Curious about the new developments? Subscribe to our newsletter or contact our sales representatives.