Theegarten-Pactec will present the optimized CHS, its modular chocolate packaging machine, at ProSweets 2022 in Cologne. 

The CHS modular high-performance packaging machine was developed specially to package chocolate products in a careful and gentle way. In 2020, Theegarten-Pactec optimized the machine for the packaging style known as double-twist wrapping, achieving an output of up to 1,800 products per minute in the process. The machine entered industrial trials as early as March 2021 and is already proving a hit with customers.

Theegarten-Pactec will now demonstrate a prototype of the machine with the newly integrated “envelope fold” wrapping style at its ProSweets stand (G020 H029 in Hall 10.1). Small chocolate pralines are packed at a rate of 800 products per minute. Theegarten-Pactec has set targets for industrial trials slated for after the trade fair – with the CHS, for example, it hopes to achieve an output of 1,200 products per minute via a single-track infeed and as many as 1,600 products per minute with two tracks. 

The CHS is flexible when it comes to the types of wrapping style it can handle. It can work with nine different packaging types: double twist, protected twist, top twist, side twist, foil wrap, bottom fold, side fold, Vienna fruit fold and now envelope fold. The machine allows the wrapping style and format to be switched in just four hours. Most of these changes require only one person. The requisite wrapping styles are easy to retrofit, regardless of how customers’ CHS was originally configured when they bought it. 

Theegarten-Pactec also adapted the range of formats that the CHS can handle. Whereas it could previously pack products 16 to 45 mm long, the new system offers lengths between 16 and 60 mm. The company has also made adjustments to the width – previously 12 to 25 mm, now 12 to 35 mm – thus opening up even more application possibilities for its customers. Circular products with a diameter of 12 to 35 mm and dome-shaped products with a diameter of 16 to 33 mm and a height of 16 to 28 mm are also no obstacle for this machine.