Pillow, Doy Style Stand Up Pouches & Quad Bags From One Machine
LE360 PDQ - The ONE MachineProduce Multiple Bag Styles Including Doy Style Stand-up Pouches from ONE Machine
A More Versatile Bagger That Can Run Multiple Bag Styles
- Why buy two machines when you can purchase one that has the flexibility to run Pillow packs, Doy style stand up pouches and Quad bags.
- Need resealable bags? With this machine you can specify/add a longitudinal or/and a transverse zipper applicator
- Stainless steel build, full servo machines with choice of Omron or Allen Bradley plc controls and choice of Ultrasonic jaws.
Everything else you expect from a member of the Line Equipment range is still included.
LE360 PDQ – ONE Machine – Multi Bag Styles!
Line Equipment have developed a fast, easy to operate and tool free transition system that allows the machine’s jaws to move from a traditional pillow, block bottom, gusset or quad style bagging machine to a Doy style packaging machine.
The rotatable jaws and true fin back seal allows for ONE machine to cover more bag styles and you can have the ability to add resealable zip closures too.
With the ability to add multiple Forming Sets for each Bag Style Set Up the range of bag sizes, in various styles offers incredible flexibility.
This machine negates the need for multiple machines to cover different styles, offering potential cost and space saving benefits for companies who need the flexibility of multiple bag styles.
Everything else you expect from a member of the LE range is still included.
LE360 PDQ Machine Jaws in Standard Bag Position
LE360 PDQ Machine Jaws in Doy Style Position
Doy Style Position – Top View
Line Equipment, past winners of the PPMA Certificate of Merit for Design and Manufacture in packaging machinery, are not resting on their laurels, even after 36 years in business. The new LE360 PDQ was shortlisted in the PPMA Awards ‘Innovative Packaging Machinery’ category for 2018.
The LE360 PDQ is the latest machine to be developed by Line Equipment specifically to meet our customers demands, by providing both ‘standard’ and ‘Doy style’ stand-up pouches from the one machine.
This VFFS bagging machine is not a new invention. It is a market-led innovation driven by the overriding mission ethos that runs through Line Equipment – to deliver packaging machinery of the highest quality at the most reasonable price point of any European/American manufacturer.
More and more of our customers, whether they are contract packers or supplying own brand products into supermarkets report that they are being ‘guided’ to supply more ‘stand up pouch’ Doy style packaging. Like most manufacturers Line Equipment build and supply a dedicated Pouch machine as part of their range.
However if you are a producer / contract packer and have already invested in a line of machines that produce the ‘standard’ range of Pillow, Block Bottom or Quad bags then this supermarket driven move towards Doy style Stand-Up Pouches will have implications in terms of investment and space.
What do you do? Rip out and replace one or more standard VFFS baggers? Swap completely to Pouch bagging?
How do those solutions fit into tight spaces and even tighter budgets?
John Blashkiw, Managing Director stated “As our own customers came to us with those questions we made a decision. To develop one combination machine capable of producing most styles of bags, including Doy style, while keeping to the same quality and cost effectiveness that the rest of our range is renowned for”.
The first commissioned machine went to a customer typical of the implications of own brand success, where, from a new product launch of gluten-free products in 2006, they have now developed in popularity to become a High Street brand, with the extra marketing needs that that success carries, including a move to more prominent packaging display requirements.
For additional end-user satisfaction, this customer took advantage of our optional Line Equipment designed Zip Applicator for re-closable bags.
“We looked around a number of European manufacturers for the kind of combination machine we thought we needed. They seemed very expensive. From Line Equipment we got exactly what we needed at a very competitive price” Leigh Henshaw at Delicious Alchemy.
The LE360 PDQ bagger is a solution that allows customers to produce various bag styles from one machine, filling the gap to a move to dedicated machines for each product bag range, as and when the production levels demand, at a reasonable cost and without the need for an additional footprint.
Talking to Engineering Manager Leigh Henshaw at Delicious Alchemy, the first customer to take delivery of the 2018 multiple bag style PDQ machine.
Simply Fruit are using The PDQ to fill Doy style stand up pouches with Apple pieces.
This PDQ is bagging jelly beans in 5lb pillow bags at 35 bags per. minute
Close up of the elements of the PDQ bagging machine with an attached Zip Applicator producing bags plus a look at a Doy style stand up pouch produced from the machine.
Watch the ease with which you can change the machine from traditional style bags ready to Doy style bag filling ready. Don’t forget to change film/Forming Set, etc though!