Many consumer goods come in the form of a powder or from a packaging perspective can be considered a powder. This includes flour, sugar, milk powder, whey protein, spices, tapioca, detergents, quinoa etc. ADM will advise the best automated packaging machinery to suit your application. We can provide a turnkey solution with full system integration.
See below 3D layout of an example ADM-W400 Vertical Form Fill and Seal (VFFS) Packaging Line.
Powders are classified into two groups, free flow such as granulated sugar and non-free flow such as flour. Our powder packaging machinery can handle both types of powder. Where applicable we provide a changeover kit for free flow and non-free flow powders. Powder lines often have blended ingredients for example drinking chocolate. We can provide packaging lines that include blenders and sieving equipment to deliver a homogenous product. The use of our auger screw conveyors and auger dosing units provide accurate and repeatable product weights. Combined with a metal detector and check weigher means that you can be reassured that your packaging line is operating efficiently and risk free.
Our in-house engineers can customise your packaging line to your requirements. Whether that be dust extraction, product settling systems, blockage detection or printing and labelling. We will provide technical engineering drawings for your line as well as professional electrical, and pneumatic schematics.
A 3D representation of a typical packaging line
Managing dust control is essential for any powder packaging line. A dust extraction system is crucial to keep your packaging area clean, to prevent damage to your equipment and to provide a safe working environment for your staff. Our in-house engineers can customise dust extraction nozzles specific to your equipment.
ADM have the experience customising our equipment with gas flushing and installation of antistatic devices. Many packaged powders require Modified Atmospheric Packaging (MAP) also known as gas flushing. This involves the use of Nitrogen or Carbon Dioxide to increase the shelf life of your product by reducing the residual oxygen in the package. Use of an antistatic device can prevent the powder from sticking to the plastic film and become an inclusion in the seal of the bag. This is important for product integrity and product presentation.
Talk to us today to see how our innovative packaging machinery can handle all your powder packaging needs.