At Upakovka-Upakitalia 2009 the IMA Group exhibited innovative solutions for the packaging of tea and coffee, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics.
Tea & Coffee Packaging Solutions
IMA Flavour offers the widest range of machines for the packaging of tea and herbs in filter bags and of coffee in filter paper pods either for regular and espresso coffee.
On show, the new CA3, a monobloc machine capable of packing, in a modified and conditioned atmosphere, both soft and hard pods containing coffee, heatsealing them in a protective heatsealed outer envelope and finally packing them into cartons at a production speed of 250 pods per minute. Thanks to an advanced system for coffee dosing and compression, a homogeneous coffee distribution inside the pod and a great precision of its profile are guaranteed. The machine production cycle is then completed by an integrated, fully automatic, accessible and adjustable cartoning unit.
Also on show by IMA Flavour, for the first time, a completely overhauled C21 machine, a tea bag packaging machine for non heat-sealable double chamber filter bags with string, folded tag and aluminium staple (production speed: 150-180 teabags per minute). A complete line, concentrated in one machine, flexible, versatile, rich in optional units, robust, highly automated, reliable and highly efficient. The filter bag, outer envelope and carton size (if required) changeover, as well as the packaging style change, can be achieved quickly and at any time with the possibility of a wide range of sizes available.
IMA Safe is the only manufacturer that offers complete primary and secondary packaging lines solutions to the pharmaceutical, toiletry, cosmetic and food industries. Blisters machines have speed ranges from low to super high speed (1300 blisters/minute). Low-medium speed machines are also manufactured by the subsidiary Precision Gears (India). Tablet counting machines production includes IMA Safe Nova (USA) and IMA Safe Swiftpack (UK). Tube fillers are manufactured by IMA Safe Co.ma.di.s., while horizontal and vertical cartoners are manufactured by IMA Safe. IMA Safe Line offers a complete range of end of line equipment which includes over-wrapping, shrink-wrapping, case packing and palletizing solutions.
IMA Safe Line exhibited the CP18, a new version of the automatic case packing machine suitable for introducing single or bundled boxes into pre-glued standard sized cartons or trays. The machine is extremely accessible and compact thanks to its balcony structure and is indicated for the pharmaceutical, cosmetic and food industries. The carton magazine is horizontal to make for easy loading. The size changeover takes only a few minutes, with no keys required, and is equipped with adjustments with digital indicators. The CP18 reaches a production speed of 10 cases/minute.
Finally on show by IMA Safe Line, the 3781, an overwrapping machine for single products in very fragile and high quality packages, such as boxes for the cosmetic industry (perfumes, creams, lotions). Thanks to its wide range, the machine is particularly suitable also for the food industry (chocolate boxes, chocolate tablets, etc.). The cantilever structure provides excellent accessibility to the work zone and extremely simple maintenance. The machine can use polypropylene, PVC or cellophane film unwound from a reel by means of servomotors. Size change is simple and is performed without tools. The 3781 reaches a production speed of 40 wraps/minute.