First VFFS machine ‘F600’ in Germany goes to BIGFOOD

‘Driving Food Innovation’ is the slogan of BIGFOOD in Hamburg and with the vertical filling and closing machine ‘F600’ for sachets, the first in Germany installed machine from Hassia Verpackungsmaschinen GmbH is in production at BIGFOOD. BIGFOOD develops, produces and sells fresh sauces, dips and dressings.

The newly developed vertical form, fill and seal machine for sachets produces 4-side sealed pouches for convenience, cosmetics and pharmaceutical products. The output of the machine is up to 76,800 sachets/h – depending on the format and product properties. At BIGFOOD, the 6-lane version of the F600 is mainly used for filling dressings and sauces into small pouches (sachets) with a filling volume of 80 and 100 ml. The F600 was not only suitable for BIGFOOD because of its output range, but also because of the fast format changeover.

The range of applications for the F600 includes virtually all liquid and paste-like products from the convenience sector, from dressings, sauces, dips, ketchup, and mayonnaise to mustard. It can also be used for filling cosmetics and pharmaceutical products. The launch of the machine was in 2020 and 30 machines have been sold so far, of which more than 25 are already in production at customers. In Germany, the first machine was installed at BIGFOOD; other machines are already in operation in the United States, in Italy, Malaysia and in the United Arabian Emirates.

At BIGFOOD, the filled sachets go onto a conveyor belt with a counting function and are then poured into erected, reusable plastic boxes.

‘With the F600, we have installed a machine on which our sauces and dressings are packaged in easy to handle and user-friendly portioned sachets. With this machine, we have significantly strengthened our portfolio and expanded our machinery future oriented.’, reports Marc Neumann, Plant Manager at BIGFOOD.

Contact data:
Hassia Verpackungsmaschinen GmbH
Heegweg 19
63691 Ranstadt / Germany
phone +49 6041 81 0

Contact in Great Britain:
IMA Dairy & Food UK Ltd

Retford Enterprise Centre
Randall Way
Retford, DN22 7GR
United Kingdom

phone +44 1777 712 632

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