New Hamer Model 200NW+ small weight, net weigh scale innovation expands market application opportunities.

Plymouth, MN – June 1, 2016

The newly introduced Hamer Model 200NW+ net weigh scale is suited for small weighments of 0.5 lb to 28-30 lb into bags, boxes or jugs. This state-of-the-art net weigh scale is designed with the same durability and technological advances as the fast and accurate Hamer Model 600NW+, a tried and true legacy product with an install base of 400+ systems. A Hamer-Fischbein engineering standard, Hamer scales are easy to run and built tough to hold up in the most rigorous industrial plant settings, and offer the leading accuracy and weighment repeatability of all net weigh products.

The unsurpassed repeatable accuracy of the Model 200NW+ is derived from its innovative mechanical design, direct mount load cells and high performance Rice Lake 920i control system with specially developed Hamer software. In a Simplex format it can reach up to 30 weighments per minute. When configured in a Duplex, Triplex or Quad system, this net weigh scale can achieve speeds greater than 60-80+ weighments per minute. Producers looking for ultrafast, accurate filling for their smaller format packaged product (fertilizer, minerals, industrial dry solids, seed & grain, animal feed, pet food, etc.), will find the Model 200NW+ to be a great new solution.

Hamer and Fischbein Americas merge operations to become an industrial bagging technology powerhouse

Both companies announce that as of January 1, 2016 they will merge to form one organization, Hamer-Fischbein, under the Duravant family of operating companies.  

Plymouth, MN – January 3, 2015 – Hamer and Fischbein Americas, both companies with a stronghold in the industrial bagging and bag closing equipment industries, will combine operations to further enhance their ability to offer highly engineered, yet competitively priced, packaging equipment solutions to their customers. The Hamer-Fischbein union combines almost 200 years of industrial bag closing and automated packaging experience. The company will continue to focus on its core businesses: Bag Filling, Bag Closing, Automated Bagging and Robotic Palletizing.

“Hamer-Fischbein is a logical and strategic move for Duravant,” states Dan Brown, President of Hamer-Fischbein. “Combining the two companies’ technology and engineering strengths across our main equipment segments will accelerate new product development and allow us to bring this innovation and value to our customers,” adds Brown. The fastest, most accurate bagging scales; leading-edge bag sewing, sealing and tagging systems; as well as highly efficient, fully automatic bagging machines are key innovation priorities for the company. Hamer and Fischbein have historically served many of the same market segments and in many cases the same customer base.   “Being united allows us to offer the best technology available, a more integrated and complete end-user solution, and expanded customer service base for our customers,” explains Brown. The company will continue to operate out of manufacturing facilities in Plymouth, MN and Statesville, NC.

About Hamer-Fischbein

Hamer-Fischbein designs and manufactures bagging equipment and packaging solutions under the Hamer, Fischbein, Saxon and Inglett brands. These trusted brands combine almost 200 years of industrial bag closing and automated packaging experience to improve packaging line efficiency and profitability. Hamer-Fischbein is the worldwide leader in sewing and sealing equipment and turnkey bag management systems. The portfolio includes the widest product range of weighing, filling and bag closing technologies; manual, semi- and fully automatic bagging systems; form fill seal bagging automation; conveyors; and robotic bag palletizers. Hamer-Fischbein serves diverse end markets including agriculture, animal feed, seed, pet food, chemical, mineral, milling, food, building material, medical and pharmaceutical, lawn & garden and packaged ice with sales and service in over 190 countries. The company operates manufacturing facilities in Plymouth, MN and Statesville, NC.  Hamer-Fischbein is a Duravant Company.  For more information visit www.hamerinc.com or www.fischbein.com.



Yaskawa Motoman has once again recognized Hamer as a Top Robotic Integrator Partner in North America in 2014. Motoman’s Robotics Strategic Partner Program presents this award to their “Best in Class” Integrators and application developers.    We have been a partner of Motoman’s for over six years and have received top honors for annual volume and growth during 2012, 2013 and 2014.   Hamer is on track to successfully integrate over 40 robotic palletizers this year.


Engineered equipment leader Duravant announces the acquisition of Hamer, LLC, an established manufacturer of high quality specialty automated packaging equipment and systems.

Downers Grove, IL – May 28, 2015 – Duravant, a global engineered equipment manufacturer serving the food processing, packaging and material handling sectors, announced today it has acquired Hamer, LLC, the Plymouth, MN based manufacturer of packaging equipment specializing in automated bagging systems, fillers, sealers and robotic palletizers. The purchase expands Duravant’s packaging platform and strengthens its engineering, design and service expertise in bag management system solutions. Duravant acquired Hamer from Hanover Partners and Tuckerman Capital.

Hamer’s innovative, high quality and value-added packaging solutions include equipment for dosing, filling, bag closing, form fill seal automation, palletizing and fully automatic turnkey bagging systems. With a commitment to fast manufacture, innovative value-add designs and stringent quality assurance, Hamer has been a trusted brand for nearly 90 years. And, with a highly trained team of technical support professionals, Hamer is well-known for developing long-standing relationships with their customers by providing unparalleled aftermarket service and support.

Hamer is a strategic acquisition that strengthens Duravant’s consistent pursuit of operational excellence, commitment to innovation through new product development and intense focus on growth by providing exceptional service. “We are excited to welcome the exceptional Hamer team to the Duravant family of operating companies,” said Mike Kachmer, CEO of Duravant. “With Hamer in our portfolio we are able to provide greater service capabilities to our core markets while gaining greater depth into Hamer’s end markets which include agriculture, lawn and garden, industrial dry solids, and packaged ice.”

Dan Brown, President of Hamer will continue to lead the Hamer organization. Mr. Brown joined Hamer in 2002 as VP of Sales and Marketing and successfully built a market-focused organization driven by engineering excellence. Hamer’s commitment to providing the most superior customer support was the strategic driver behind their growth initiatives which focused on expanding sales channels, product lines and manufacturing capacity. “Hamer consistently strives to exceed our customers’ expectations, and with our Duravant partnership, is now well-positioned to further enhance our product and service offerings,” said Mr. Brown.

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