Logistics & Material Handling
Luxme International releases automated food-grade bag slitter
March 10, 2020 by Manufacturing AUTOMATION
Luxme International has launched an automated, food-grade bag slitter for safe processing of food products.
The Food Grade MiniLux Automatic Bag Slitter has a sanitary design with a number of FDA-approved components. Multiple access points allow for easy cleanability to ensure allergens and pathogens do not make their way into the food chain.
Capable of opening up to six 25-kg bags per minute, including plastic and kraft paper bags with or without multi-ply plastic inner liners, it is ideally suited for the automatic opening of bulk foods such as dairy products, infant formulas, spices, cake mix, cocoa powder, etc.
An all-in-one conveying, slitting, emptying, integral dust filtering and empty bag compaction unit, the MiniLux also encloses dust emissions.
The optional upgrade of a recovery tumbler – which opens, rotates and tumbles empty bags numerous times to release any remaining product – makes the MiniLux even more cost effective, ensuring 99.9 per cent efficiency depending on the free-flowing characteristics of the product.