Ilapak develops map flow wrapping platform for bakery industry

At this year’s Interpack, ILAPAK’s booth (Hall 8B, Stand C40) will feature a bakery industry zone, where visitors can talk to experts with in-depth sector knowledge and see machines in action on their products.Since the launch of the Delta 6000 at the last Interpack, ILAPAK has been busy evolving and enhancing this MAP flow wrapping platform, and will unveil a dedicated model for the bakery industry at this year’s show, along with a flexible cookie wrapping line and a vertical bagging line incorporating vision technology.

https://interpack.ilapak.com/Machines/Bakery

Vision2000: realisation of a vision

A complete bagging line for bread rolls, comprising the Vegatronic 1000/600 Open Frame (OF) vertical form-fill-seal (VFFS) machine and next generation Vision2000 vision and counting system will demonstrate ILAPAK’s expertise in supplying integrated solutions for bakeries. 

Making its debut at Interpack, the Vision2000 uses advanced line scan camera technology to count and feed baked goods into the infeed of a VFFS machine at high speed, whilst performing quality control checks.

The Vision2000 offers complete flexibility in terms of product type, shape and size. It can accommodate fresh, par-baked, frozen and difficult-to-handle raw dough products, whether baguettes, pretzel sticks, rolls, bagels, donuts or croissants. 

Key to the flexibility of the belt-based system is a powerful line scan camera, which can capture up to 2,000 images per second. The images are overlaid to produce a ‘real time’ picture of the product flow, and intelligent software processes this image to calculate when the target number per pack has been reached. Batches are separated via pneumatically controlled ‘fingers’ .

Whilst there are competing systems on the marketplace, ILAPAK’s vision counter boasts the fastest available camera technology and a unique emphasis on hygiene and accessibility. This is reflected in the unrivalled build quality of the machine, which is constructed from stainless steel and superior grade plastics for easy cleaning and simple maintenance 

The Vision2000 can also serve as a valuable quality control tool, screening product flow for deformed or damaged products, such as bent and broken baguettes. If required, the system can be supplied with an integrated metal detector, which can share a reject system with the quality control module. Indeed, engineering turnkey lines, from freezer to box or bag, is ILAPAK’s forté. 

Vegatronic 1000/600: big bags, strong seals

At Interpack, the Vision2000 will be shown feeding the Vegatronic 1000/600, an affordable vertical bagger with high seal integrity. With a maximum bag width of 580mm and maximum film width of 1200mm, this system is ideal for packing fresh or frozen rolls, croissants, bagels and muffins into catering bags.

For operations looking to switch frequently between different products, the Vegatronic 1000/600 can be fitted with solutions to increase line efficiency and make changeovers fast and easy. For example, film buffering enables the film roll to be changed whilst the machine is running.

The Vegatronic 1000/600 offers easy accessibility for fast servicing and maintenance via its innovative open-frame design. It boasts the highest seal pressure on the market - key for guaranteeing gas tight seals - and is available in a vertical configuration or with up to 55° angled transfer to minimise the risk of damage to fragile IQF rolls. 

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