IM Series Horizontal Form-Fill-Seal Poucher

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 (including membrane seal and hinged pouches. 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.

Standard Equipment

  • Mild steel open frame design
  • Advanced web handling system
  • Mechanical sealing system
  • Servo driven web feed roll and mechanical cut-off assembly
  • Single leading-edge bag clamp design, elevated for easy access
  • Vacuum opening of pouch
  • Pouch present/pouch gone sensor
  • Filling stations
  • Vacuum pouch discharge mechanism
  • Rockwell Motion Control package
  • Rockwell color touch screen operating panel
  • The Bartelt® IM produces flexible pouches from roll stock
  • Flat sheet from roll stock is formed into either flat or gusset pouches in the forming section of the machine
  • Pouches are heat sealed using temperature controlled seal bars
  • Preheat and/or cooling may be required based on film characteristics and machine speed
  • Servo driven feed-roll is used in conjunction with photo registration sensors to produce pouches of desired width, and cut with a mechanical knife
  • The pouches are held on spring–loaded clamps and indexed through the filling section
  • A pouch detection system is used to ensure that pouches are in position for filling to minimize product loss
  • The filled pouch is indexed to the top seal area where it is closed and sealed
  • The completed pouch is then removed from the clamps and transferred to a discharge system
  • Multiple machine configurations – optimized for the market application
  • Easy to maintain and operate
  • Single bag clamps – maximizes pouch opening for filling
  • Flexibility to add multiple fill stations, fillers and other devices
  • Easy to upgrade
  • Superior seal quality
  • Available in left and right hand configurations
  • Single-sided operation provides complete operator access
  • Excellent value solution for your packaging needs
  • 3-Sided Fin Seal
  • 4-Sided Fin Seal
  • Gusset Bottom
  • DOY stand-up package
  • Delta-Pac® stand-up package
  • Zipper
  • Membrane
  • Tandem Fin Seal
  • Frangible Seal
  • Over and Under
  • Re-closable zipper assembly
  • Pouch opening features- tear slit, diamond notch
  • Hanger hole—round 360°, round 270°, sombrero
  • Pouch coding – emboss, inkjet, laser, thermal transfer
  • Seal pre-heat and cooling assemblies
  • Product settling devices
  • Dust control and top seal cleaning
  • Gas flushing
  • Pouch stretching and deflating
  • Integration of auxiliary equipment: Desiccant feeders, printers and vision systems
  • Integration of various product fillers: Volumetric cup filler, volumetric sliding gate filler, auger filler, vibratory rotary filler, liquid pump, scales
  • Integration of funnel conveyors to increase output
  • Free flowing powders: Coffee, spices, powdered drink mixes, sugar based mixes, flour based mixes, pharma powders
  • Granular products: Rice, beans, soup and meal mixes
  • Home and personal care products: Lotions, gels, adhesives, wet wipes and towelettes
  • Medical devices, cartridges or other small objects
  • Cigarillos or tobacco products