Company: Gerhard Schubert GmbH Verpackungsmachinen


Equipment Snapshot: Flowmodul is celebrating its premiere at the FachPack Crailsheim. In its 50th year, Gerhard Schubert GmbH packaging machines is premiering a world first in packaging flow-wrap bags.

Schubert will be presenting the first flow-wrapping machine that is integrated into a TLM machine without an electrical cabinet–the Flowmodul. With this innovation, the company is the first worldwide to provide primary packaging in flow-wrap bags with proven TLM end-packaging technology from Crailsheim as a fully integrated solution.

Today, with its eight modules, Schubert can perform all standard tasks in the top-loading area. With the Flowmodul, the company can now offer its customers the opportunity to seamlessly integrate primary packaging aggregates into a TLM system. For these applications, the packaging machinery manufacturer once again works with standard solutions, as they are currently used in proven TLM modules. Thanks to the modularity of this space-saving solution, users capitalize on significant benefits in terms of flexibility and quality in production.

The machine being exhibited is a picker line with five F4 robots that place biscuits in a Flowmodul’s product feed system. A total of 500 products, or 250 bags each with two products, flow through the packaging process per minute. The product feed consists of a flexible, fully automatic adjustable chain, with which products can also be carried on toothed belts. The chain speed is regulated by the robots and continuously adapted to the product flow.