Packaging Made Mobile
Windmöller & Hölscher will premiere the moveable TOPAS at the Interpack
Show line is the 750th FFS-Machine produced by W&H
– The continuing trend to use contract packagers for bulk goods logistics has led to the demand for bagging machines with more flexibility. Windmöller & Hölscher responded with the of free-flowing bulk goods. Interpack 2011 marks the trade show debut of the moveable TOPAS machine from W&H. Visitors to W&H's booth (Hall 15, Stand C41 / D42) will see live demonstrations of the TOPAS moving “under the silos”, entering docking position, packing the contents discharged from the silos, then exiting docking position. The show line, which has been sold to Dutch logistics company Katoen Natie (KTN), is the 750th FFS-machine to be manufactured by W&H. This impressive number represents
W&H's leading position in the production of FFS machinery.
The extraordinarily successful TOPAS has developed into a system that now produces more than
2,400 bags/hr. and can be used universally for free-flowing bulk materials. Thanks to its versatility, performance and reliability, the TOPAS has become the most widely used FFS system in the world.
W&H has sold more than 50 moveable units, more than any other manufacturer. These features convinced KTN, one of the largest internationally active logistics platforms, to invest in an additional bagging line from W&H.
TOPAS users appreciate not only the wide range of bag sizes, but also the range of solutions tailored
for specific products weighing between 5 – 50 kg. In addition to the classic product weighing, such
as the W&H net weighing system – which can be seen at the Interpack – W&H also offers volumetric
dosing for materials with fluctuating densities. Further examples of how customers can tailor the performance and flexibility of the TOPAS to meet their packaging requirements are: automatic roll changes, air evacuation features, mitered corner and/or edge sealing, grip hole punch unit or an explosion-proof design that meets all ATEX-Guidelines.
The TOPAS' compact design makes it ideal for moving from silo to silo to package a range of products. W&H can offer mobility solutions to meet your needs, from rails to wheels or air cushion systems.
About Windmoeller & Hoelscher:
Windmoeller & Hoelscher is a leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of flexographic
and gravure printing presses, blown and cast film extrusion systems, multiwall equipment,
plastic sack and bag making machines, as well as form-fill-seal machinery for the converting
and packaging industry.