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NEW! Paper Ultrabag!

Xact, introduce the new Paper Ultrabag by World leaders Giro.  The finished pack has a traditional and vintage look with an excellent paper finish and a fresh and ecological feel.  Get this totally different and fresh new look with ‘Girfilm’ paper using the Girbagger UB65, UB60 and UB50 machines.  The new style is suitable for the full range of fruit and vegetables.

Advantages of the Paper Ultrabag:

  • Very attractive – stands out on display
  • Different
  • Great printed surface to communicate
  • No need to modify or add any kit to the Girbagger
  • A plastic handle can be added. (Use a printed handle with designs based on the paper finish (e.g. a handle with a rope visual effect))
  • The maximum weight is slightly less compared to a 100% plastic packing

For further information on the Eact 100 please call Xact on 0151 479 3020 or email info@xactpack.co.uk

High Speed Tray Filling Machine

Automate the last stage of your packing process with the ‘GBF 100’.

Xact, in partnership with world leaders Giro, are excited to introduce a new product to our portfolio of packaging machinery, the GBF 100, a net bag tray filler.

The tray filling machine automatically fills trays at the end of your packing line at high speeds (up to 100 bags per minute) therefore saving labour costs. It is designed to fill trays with net bags from 500g to 4kg and the operator can choose to fill in one or two layers.

The GBF 100 can handle all types of cardboard cases or plastic trays with dimensions of 600 x 400mm and heights of between 180mm and 240mm. Depending on the filling requirements (number of bags, weight and layers) the GBF 100 obtains different outputs that can be seen in table 1 (below). The productivity increases when a double feeding conveyor is used, by channelling the bags through two independent collectors.

GBF 100 Table 1

During the filling and exit of the tray, the machine vibrates to make sure the bags are well packed in and prevents any bags from sticking out of the top of the tray.

There are various accessories that can be added to the GFB 100 to increase its efficiency:

Weight control and rejection system
The device can be installed at the exit of the tray filler and automatically weighs all the trays. The operator can define a range of weight admitted (minimum and maximum). All trays that are out of this range will be rejected by an element that moves the wrong tray to a ramp with rollers for disposal. If the box meets the established weight requirement, the tray can be moved to the palletiser.

Tray feeder of 6 or 9 unit pile
Another essential accessory for the GBF 100 is the automatic box infeed system. This device piles the empty trays that automatically will be dispensed to the tray filler machine. Two models of tray feeder are available , the 6 layer (pile of 6 or 8 trays or 240mm or 180mm) and the 9 layers (pile of 9 trays or 12 trays of 240mm or 180mm). The tray feeder supports both cardboard or plastic trays.

Optional Box Feeder 6 or 9 pile unit

Optional box feeder, available on a 6 or 9 unit pile.

For further information about the GBF 100 please click here or contact Xact on 0151 479 3020 or email info@xactpack.co.uk

‘EXACT 100’ Citrus Weigher

Save up to 12 tonnes of fruit per year with the BEST citrus weigher in the world!

The new ‘Exact 100’ is destined to be the best citrus weigher manufactured ever with its new innovative design.  Giró’s engineering team have invested more than 5 years of research and development to achieve an outstanding product which will become a breakthrough in the fruit processing business.  The Exact 100 is a high productivity and extremely accurate dynamic weigher combining the best features of both dynamic and static weighing technologies.  It has an innovative system based on robotic fingers that give the exact dose of fruit to each bucket. This bucket feeding can be done at high speed allowing to fill up to 48 pieces per second in the 8 buckets.  The high capacity buckets are driven through different carousels with a precise continuous movement. The brand new driving system is smooth and free of undesired vibrations.

State of the art in static feeding system: 

The ‘Exact 100’ has the most advanced feeding system with 8 “V shape” vibrating channels and 8 robotic holding fingers array accurately delivers all pieces towards the loading buckets. It enables a high fruit feeding pace: 3 pieces every 0.5 sec. Totalling 24 pieces bucket load by using 8 channels.

Highest accuracy dynamic weighing system:
The 4 bucket channels are driven by a revolving chained carousel through 4 weighing gates (equipped with 2 load cells each). The system uses 20 out of 68 buckets to attain the best weight combination, ensuring a 10 g accuracy on each weighed batch.

A new and smart mechanical driving system together with a sophisticated algorithm help achieve best bucket feeding according to the fruit caliber and target weight. Balanced bucket feeding is vital in order to have the correct possible combinations to find the target weight.                       

Easy maintenance, accessibility and hygiene

Another important aspect which Giró engineers focussed on when designing the Exact 100 is its easy maintenance and cleaning. In addition to employing robust and reliable mechanical systems and easy accessibility to the components that may require maintenance, it is also designed for simple and effective cleaning. The 68 buckets of Exact 100 can be easily removed using only one hand.  An automatic washer-sanitising machine will be launched with the machine which is ideal for both cleaning and sanitising the buckets increasing the lifespan of the machine.

The Exact 100 is a very versatile machine because it has 4 bidirectional output belts that enable it to feed a multitude of packaging machines.  It is possible to install four GirBagger machines or it can feed 3 GirBagger and 2 clipping machines like CA-9s or CA-10.

For further information on the Eact 100 please call Xact on 0151 479 3020 or email info@xactpack.co.uk

Two New Bag Styles! One Machine!

Create the Window Compact and the Window Ultrabag with the Girbagger.

Giro’s range of bagging options has increased with the Window Compact and the Window Ultrabag.

The Window Compact is designed for horizontal display at the point of sales. It is ideal for sizes from 0.3 to 1 Kg particularly suitable for small and mid caliber fruit. It is a very compact package, hence its name, which optimises package size according to the content. The GirBagger UB-50, UB-60 or UB-65 equipped with an optional accessories is used to produce this bag. It is also based on Ultrabag style but reducing the length of the package and using a film with window. The recommended window dimensions are 140×60 mm or 130×60 mm depending on the size of the bag.

The Window Ultrabag is based on the well-known Ultrabag but a window has been included in the film that allows visibility through the mesh, giving a new look to the package.

The Window Ultrabag is the only package in the where you can choose the shape and position of a window according to the image or design printed on the film, offering an innovative and attractive alternative for packaging. With this unique feature, the consumer can see the product through a cut in the bag with a shape that is integrated into its design.  The GirBagger machines UB-50, UB-60 or UB-65 can produce Window Ul trabag packs without any optional accessory as it was an standard Ultrabag package, with the only difference of using a windowed Girfilm.

Giró can supply the W-Girfilm making the window position and shape according to the design. The size and shape of the window may vary depending on the graphics of the film and the designer’s creativity. It cannot exceed 60 mm wide and 125 mm length for a film UB or UP-320 and 145 mm wide.

Features of the Window Compact and Window Ultrabag are:

  • Registered landscape designs.
  • Neat & tidy package.
  • Different shape windows – you can choose to have the window front & / or back.
  • Flexible – different diameter nets if the fruit calibre changes.
  • Minimum expenditure – can be made with existing machines.
  • Visibility – customers can see the fruit.
  • Nets – different options, sizes, colours, materials.
  • Airflow – air flows through the pack.
  • Neat pack presentation.
  • Good visibility of fruit.

For further information on the Window Compact and Window Ultrabag please call Xact on 0151 479 3020 or email info@xactpack.co.uk

Clipped Packaging Systems

Clip 2 Clip – Unique, Attractive, Flexible.  A Unique Style For Clipped Net Bags

Giró has launched a new concept improving the appearance of the current clipped net packaging: the “Clip2Clip”. This variation of the clipped net bag is the incorporation of a label attached to both edges of the (clipped) package.

The Clip2Clip label can be made in multiple shapes and sizes to customise the package design resulting in a unique pack with clear marketing messages.

Besides the visual impact, one of the main attractions of Clip2Clip bag, is that the label is made of 100% Polyethylene and, with the exception of the clip, the whole bag is made with the same raw material (HDPE), for better recyclability.

Both the CA-10 (the only net clipping bagger in the world that feeds net reels) and CA-9 can be equipped with the new Clip2Clip labeller

Two Machine Options For Manufacturers

Giró offers two alternatives to make the Clip2Clip package. Both the CA10 and CA-9 clipping machines can be equipped with Clip2Clip labelling device.

The CA-10 is the only net clipping bagger in the world that feeds net reels, offering high productive efficiency, fewer stops due to change of consumable and significant savings in operating costs. The CA-9 is the standard clipping machine with automatic tube change.

The Clip2Clip labellers can be installed on the existing CA-9 and CA-10 clipping machines, meaning that any of these models can be updated without requiring new investments in packaging machinery.

For further information about the CA10 and CA9 machines please click here or contact Xact on 0151 479 3020 or email info@xactpack.co.uk

NEW LOOK! Onion Inline Pack!

High Product Visibility and Fast Production!

The ‘Tiger’ is the only machine that can make In Line packs without a metal clip, making it both economical and ecological.

The Inline packs have a strong visual impact giving high visibility of the contents inside.  The machine is extremely easy to use and operated by a large colour touch-screen control panel which can be used by unskilled personnel. The pack is sealed by the ‘thermo welding system’ meaning there is no need for a metal clip.

Material used to make the pack is extruded tubular net and PE film width of 40 mm. This makes the finished product one of the cheapest on the market.

Suitable for: garlic, onions, limes, lemons, citrus fruits in general, chestnuts, etc.

Features of the Rev Inline Pack ‘Tiger’ Machine:

  • Fully recyclable
  • Small tube system for garlic
  • Fast in production
  • Welded film, no metal clip needed
  • 2 x films = promotional options
  • Efficiency – twin netting system
  • Inbuilt counting machine as an optional extra
  • Thermal transfer print

PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ON THE REV TIGER IN LINE NET PACKING MACHINE 

 

To download the specification sheet, please click here.

For further information on the Inline Rev Tiger machine please call Xact on 0151 479 3020 or email info@xactpack.co.uk

GirBagger: 9 Packaging Styles With One Machine

With more than 2,000 units sold worldwide, the GirBagger machine is our best seller and the market leader in the horticultural packaging business.

The GirBagger can produce up to 9 different types of bag styles. No other machine on the market has this flexibility. With the Girbagger you can optimise your investment in your machinery, not only due to the cost of it but also for the floor area saving.

The GirBagger is suitable for a whole range of products such as potatoes, onions, oranges, tangerines, kiwis, avocados, lemons, apples or peaches.  It is a sophisticated and intelligent machine which has the ability to interconnect many elements or devices, such as intelligent recognition system supplies (SCS) and interconnection with GirControl Plus.

The GirBagger machine is adaptable and can grow with your needs. You don’t need to start with the most equipped and expensive model, but any model can be modified according to the desired package results.

For further information about the GirBagger or to see some sample packages please click here or contact Xact on 0151 479 3020 or email info@xactpack.co.uk

Xact – Building Relationships Within The Construction Industry

A UK wholesaler of quarry products (sand and gravel) approached Xact looking for a system to ID code their plastic bags containing aggregate.

The customer stipulated it was essential the proposed system could provide a large high quality print format (to aid visibility of the codes when bags are palletised) as well as meeting the tough operating environments of the plant (dust, vibration and variable operating temperatures).

Our competitors were offering CIJ (continuous ink jet) printing technology which was indeed an option within the Xact range.  However, Xact proposed the latest V-series printing system which, in comparison to CIJ technology not only increases the legibility of the codes but also significantly reduced initial investment and operating costs moving forward.

The V-series is also the most robust industrial printing technology on the market so the tough operating conditions of the plant were no issue to long-term performance and reliability

Key to the decision making process and placing their business with Xact was the unrivaled flexibility our MPERIA™ system provided the business, such as the ability to manage the marking process across both packing lines from a single interface.  Our years of expertise within the industrial sector and in particular our knowledge of coding & marking construction products, gave our client added confidence to move forward with Xact.

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ABOUT MPERIA™ V Series Printing System

The MPERIA™ V Series marking system is our robust and reliable large character drop-on-demand (DOD) valve technology specifically designed for challenging industrial environments.  The V-Series marks on porous and non-porous substrates including metal, paper and pulp, wood, concrete and plastic. Powered by MPERIA™, the Matthews VIAjet DOD valve print heads are considered the fastest in the industry, marking products at speeds in excess of 400 meters/min, with the longest life expectancy of any comparable technology.  The system provides exceptional versatility and print quality for the application of variable product information and traceability codes, as well as barcodes, logos and graphics onto both porous and non-porous materials.

For further information about MPERIA™ and our range of printing technologies, please call Xact on 0151 479 3020 or email info@xactpack.co.uk

 

‘Plane’ and simple! MPERIA™ is the preferred choice for the Timber Industry

A UK sawmill, manufacturing a wide range of sawn timber products including carcassing, fencing, pallet wood and heavy sections, approached Xact for a product coding solution to be applied to lengths of timber.

The client wished to replace their current printing system as it was proving unreliable and the print quality was not up to scratch.  The client needed product ID codes including specification details plus company and CE logos to be applied to lengths of timber immediately after the planing process at high speeds (in excess of 200m/min).

Following an initial on-site trial from Xact, we implemented the MPERIA™ V-Series system with twin 32v 8000+ print heads.  Twin heads (operated by a single MPERIA™ controller) provide the facility to code split lengths and manage double prints to 4.8m lengths to accommodate cuts in the timber post printing.

Not only has this significantly improved print quality but it has also reduced operating costs, as well as offering the flexibility to manage other marking processes at the plant which are planned later in the year.

The 8000+ head is the most robust on the market and offers superior print distance when compared with other systems, so despite the harsh operating environments and inconsistent presentation of the product, long-term reliability and consistency of the mark is guaranteed.

As well as the MPERIA™ V-Series system, the plant is also interested in our L and T Series print heads which offer higher resolution print formats should these be required on other marking processes in the future which would all be controlled by the same MPERIA™ operating system. This scalable design and ease in which MPERIA™ can expand as and when required helps to future-proof the system, ensuring a secure investment.

WATCH VIDEO HERE:

ABOUT MPERIA™ V Series Printing System

The MPERIA™ V Series marking system is our robust and reliable large character drop-on-demand (DOD) valve technology specifically designed for challenging industrial environments.  The V-Series marks on porous and non-porous substrates including metal, paper and pulp, wood, concrete and plastic. Powered by MPERIA™, the Matthews VIAjet DOD valve print heads are considered the fastest in the industry, marking products at speeds in excess of 400 meters/min, with the longest life expectancy of any comparable technology.

For further information about MPERIA™ and our range of printing technologies, please call Xact on 0151 479 3020 or email info@xactpack.co.uk