The new ZBX packaging system from Wuxi General Corp. of Supply & Marketing, Wuxi, China, is a highly automated, "intelligent" packaging solution. The packaging system is designed for flour and other small granule products to be packaged in pre-formed paper bags.
The ZBX unit contains an eight-position disc with measurer and filler, a six-position bag closer line, collection and stowing line with thermal shrink-wrapper and PLC control system. Filling 1 to 2 kilograms per bag within 1% accuracy, the unit fills up to 15 to 25 bags per minute.
A spokesperson for Wuxi said the performance of the ZBX packing system, after one-year test operation in flour mills, has proven to be comparable to the leading packaging system in the international market, and said the cost of its ZBX unit was more competitive than the leading brand.