ProSweets 2024 – LoeschPack unveils even faster and more flexible new packaging solutions

05.12.2023, Altendorf

ProSweets 2024: FHW-S from LoeschPack sets standards for speed, efficiency, and flexibility

At ProSweets Cologne from January 28 to 31, 2024, LoeschPack will be rolling out an upgrade to the FHW-S, a flexible solution for wrapping bars and tablets into flow packs that sets new market standards in terms of speed. Together with its sister company Hastamat, the Franconian machinery manufacturer will be presenting systems for the efficient and sustainable packaging of various products – in Hall 10.1, Booth G030 H031.

At the booth, LoeschPack will show the trade audience of the international supplier fair for the confectionery and snack industry its innovative and
modular bar packaging line – from buffering and product feeding to the final flow-packed product. “We continuously develop our packaging machines and our broad portfolio. This allows our customers to package their products even faster, more sustainably, and more efficiently,” says Olaf Piepenbrock, Managing Partner of LoeschPack, Hastamat and the parent company Piepenbrock. “We achieve this with a packaging process that is perfectly tailored to our customers’ requirements. True to our company motto > Packaging your ideas ...”

FHW-S: quickly and flexibly into the flow pack

High performance, flexibility, sustainability, and quality: these features are combined in the FHW-S horizontal flow wrapping machine from the F
series by LoeschPack. It is the centerpiece of the bar packaging line for production systems with a high degree of automation. Constantly evolving, the machine manufacturer will present its high-performance model at ProSweets, which stands out for its even faster and more flexible operation. The machine packs up to 2,100 bar or tablet-shaped products at up to 205 film meters per minute. “In addition to uncompromising performance, the FHW-S is also impressive for its flexibility in terms of packaging material, format range, and packaging style options,” says Dr. Ferdinand Schwarzfischer, head of the LoeschPack development team at Altendorf. “The platform is designed for both classic and alternative packaging materials and can process plastic and paper-based wrapping materials as well as laminates. Switching between materials is effortlessly achieved at the touch of a button, and the splicing process, even at full speed, ensures smooth and highly efficient production. Unwinding the film to the core reduces operating costs and waste. And all this with a high level of packaging quality,” adds Schwarzfischer. In combination with the upstream LOOP buffer system and the LOMATIC feeding and distribution system, the result is a unique packaging system that meets the highest demands.

Buffering, feeding, and smoothly distributing bars

Multilevel, gondola, belt, or overhead buffer: LOOP buffer systems are specially designed to meet the requirements of large-scale production
lines for bars, tablets, and other confectionery products. With integrated buffer systems, LoeschPack is succeeding in increasing production
efficiency and regulating production flow. The system is directly linked to the LOMATIC feeding and distribution system for all speed ranges. In
addition to chocolate, the machine also processes biscuits, wafers, and granola bars. Row by row, the LOMATIC feeds the downstream packaging
machines at a speed of up to 190 rows per minute. From Neapolitans to 300-gram bars. The design is geared toward efficiency, precision, a long service life, easy cleaning, and quick and easy format changeovers.

Space-saving top loading cartoning system

In the area of cartoning, LoeschPack will present its completely redesigned, space-saving CMT system at ProSweets. It can process up to
1,000 products per minute – with a maximum output of up to 200 cartons. The incoming products from the flow wrapping machine are turned 90
degrees with a turning device, decelerated, and fed to the racetrack. The format can be easily changed. No matter whether the customer needs a
high-speed inline variant, a traditional 90-degree infeed, or dual-lane infeed, the CMT is available in versions that reflect these requirements.