Since its release onto the market in 1949, the original Bartelt® IM poucher has gone on to become the world’s most widely used horizontal form-fill-seal-poucher. And for good reason. This intermittently driven pouching machine has a simple but versatile design, coupled with high precision and construction from heavy duty materials, making it a very sturdy and efficient choice for producers. A single leading-edge bag clamp design maximizes pouch opening for filling. This machine also stands out for versatility in terms of pouch size and styles. It is used in food and non-food sectors.
Depending on requirements, producers can choose from two configurations and a variety of index pitch models. The Standard IM configuration, which is available in 6", 7", 8” and 9" index pitch models, has a mechanical performance rate of up to 120 cycles per minute and produces pouch sizes from 2" wide x 2" height to 7.75" wide x 9.5" height. The IM Focus, which is capable of the same pouch sizes, is available in 7” and 9” index pitch models. This has a mechanical performance rate of up to 100 cycles per minute and has been designed specifically for the needs of single-serve markets.
Well over 4000 of these machines are used today worldwide. Features such as servo main drive and a touch screen operator panel add to efficiency and ease of operation, and it can run smaller side seals, saving on material. This makes the Bartelt® IM - Horizontal Form, Fill and Seal Pouching machine a sustainable choice now and for many years to come.