Hamer-Fischbein Launches New Robotic Valve Bag Placer

Plymouth, MN — November 16, 2020 —Hamer-Fischbein, designers and manufacturers of highly engineered packaging equipment, and a member of the Duravant family of operating companies, recently launched their new robotic valve bag placer solution at Pack Expo Connects.

The placement of valve bags onto valve bag filler spouts is a highly repetitive, labor intensive task. In many cases, it must be performed in very challenging, dusty environments. The 2400 VBP Robotic Valve Bag Placer from Hamer-Fischbein safely automates this placement onto most valve bag filler machines on the market today and can be easily integrated into existing production lines.

The 2400 VBP utilizes up to two six-axis Yaskawa inverted robots to place individual bags on to industry standard filler spouts at speeds up to 18-20 bags per minute. A high capacity, LiveLoad™ bag carousel capable of storing up to 400 bags virtually eliminates downtime due to bag changeover by allowing the operator to load various bag sizes at once.  This unique design features dual magazines which allow bags to be safely loaded from one side of a secure cage, while the robot continues to place bags onto filler spouts on the other side.

Ed Pickens, Director of Engineering and Product Development for Hamer-Fischbein, said, “We’re committed to our customers’ success, and to offering innovative packaging solutions to help increase throughput, reduce operating costs, and enable safer work environments.”

Brian Bunkenburg, Senior Product Manager for Hamer-Fischbein, said, “One aspect of the 2400 that is truly unique to our design is the LiveLoad™ bag carousel. It keeps our customers up and running because they don’t have to stop production to load bags, or to make mechanical adjustments for bag changes. They simply load the different bag size on the carousel at any point, and it just keeps going.”

“That’s how you get the highest production throughput,” Bunkenburg added. “Consistency. And that’s why our customers are setting records for highest daily bagging rates.”

About Hamer-Fischbein

Hamer-Fischbein designs and manufactures bagging equipment and packaging solutions under the Hamer and Fischbein brands. These trusted brands combine over a century of industrial bag closing and automated packaging experience to improve packaging line efficiency and profitability. Hamer-Fischbein is the worldwide leader in bagging automation, bag filling, bag top closing equipment and turnkey bagging automation 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.hamer-fischbein.com.

About Duravant

Headquartered in Downers Grove, IL, Duravant is a global engineered equipment company with manufacturing, sales and service facilities throughout North America, Europe and Asia. Through their portfolio of operating companies, Duravant delivers trusted end-to-end process solutions for customers and partners through engineering and integration expertise, project management and operational excellence. With worldwide sales distribution and service networks, they provide immediate and lifetime aftermarket support to all the markets they serve in the food processing, packaging and material handling sectors. Duravant’s market-leading brands are synonymous with innovation, durability and reliability. For more information, visit www.duravant.com