IM Series

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.

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