WeighPack has unveiled its Swifty Bagger Side Load automatic bagging machine, which offers new features for customers that require product orientation within a pre-made pouch.

The machine can load pillow and gusseted bags ranging in length from 150 to 350 mm and in width from 120 to 260 mm, either with zippers or without.

Additional options are available to provide a nitrogen gas flush for customers looking to increase product shelf life as well as a labelling configuration to print expiration dates on the bag.

“We reimagined the Side Load to meet the demands of our customers across industries. From pet treats and beef jerky sticks to face masks and diabetic syringes, and for products that cannot be gravity-fed, this machine allows precise control over how the product will be viewed within the bag,” said James Morris, lead technician at Paxiom Automation.

Aimed at products that are required to be standing up “soldier style” within a pouch, or single items, this automated solution can be used in the food packaging, consumer goods, healthcare, cosmetics, personal hygiene, and hardware industries.

WeighPack also says that its Swifty Bagger Side Load is economical, easy-to-clean, and easily accessible, thanks to a straight-flow design that allows the operator to monitor the entire filling process from the front of the machine.

An accumulation table can be positioned prior to manual case packing or can also be fully integrated with complete end-of-line systems to include case erectors, pick and place case packers, drop packers, case sealers, and palletizers.