Company: Thiele Technologies, Inc.


Equipment Snapshot: Thiele Technologies, Inc., a Barry-Wehmiller company, announced the release of its new Woven Poly Propylene (WPP) Sealer for the Star Series line of bag filling machinery.

The WPP Sealer is integrated into the bag filling machine in its own unique station. The sealer is used for sealing step cut paper and poly bags. These types of bags are commonly used in pet food, animal feed, seed, salt, sugar, fertilizer and chemical packaging applications. The new sealer runs in concert with the UltraStar bag filling system, allowing for bags to be closed seamlessly without affecting production rates.

The WPP sealer is also fully integrated into the Star series machine controls and is touchscreen-operated, allowing for quick and simple changeovers when changing bag types, sizes, and heat and belt speed settings. The WPP sealer will be a standard offering on all UltraStar bag filling systems, and as an upgrade on all existing Star Series bag filling equipment.

Other new features added to the UltraStar include front and rear driven belts that maintain continuous control of bag tops; easy-change drive compression belts; safety features that are designed to allow for outages and loss of air pressure; high efficiency heater element; and easy removal of bag jams by “popping open” of the upper drive assembly on demand.