Volm Companies Launches New Volmpack® Adjustable Dual Wicket Bagger; Dan Husnick and Marsha Pozza Discuss
ANTIGO, WI - Volm Companies is setting out to help produce companies navigate the ever-changing packaging and equipment landscape with its most recent launch. Debuting the brand-new Volmpack® Adjustable Dual Wicket Bagger, the innovator’s customers are able to overcome the challenge of packaging a variety of size profiles of produce into various sizes of wicketed-style bags.
“We were asked by our customers to come up with a way to pack many different types and sizes of product into a full range of bag sizes on a single bagger,” said Dan Husnick, Equipment Product Manager. “Previously, wicket baggers were only available with either small, standard, or extra-large fill openings, which was an issue for packers who wanted to run a wide range of both bag and produce sizes. They spoke, so we listened and went to work. The new Volmpack Adjustable Wicket Bagger accomplishes this as it can pack from one to 20 pounds of produce at high speeds. We also added V-feeding belts as an option for the new Adjustable Wicket Bagger to improve singulation of product, which helps prevent bridging or plugging of product in the fill opening.”
The new Volmpack Adjustable Dual Wicket Bagger is an automatic wicket bagger that efficiently processes the full range of typical fresh produce bag sizes on a single bagger at amazing speeds, as explained in a recent release. The bagger partners well with many of the company’s most popular Volmpack weighers and can pack at speeds up to 60 bags per minute.
Optimizing operational efficiency for its users, the V-Feeding belts prevent bridging of product for a clean fill, while the closure post is provided for use with automatic closures, staplers, and tape heads. Users can easily adjust this bagger when switching between different size products and bags without the need to change parts.
“Volm’s wicket bagger is already regarded as a workhorse in North American packing sheds,” added Marsha Pozza, Director of Marketing. “What better way to compliment this model than to transform it into something even more efficient for the packers? The adjustable fill opening technology makes it much more convenient than ever before to make changes on the fly. The fact that you don’t have to stock extra parts in order to make those adjustments from one size bag to another is an added bonus.”
The bagger is designed exclusively for wicketed style bags, which Volm offers in several different material types.
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