McAllen, TX-based Fox Solutions, one of the produce industry’s leading suppliers of packing house equipment, recently announced the release of its full stainless steel construction Pouch Bagger, which will be displayed at the company’s PMA Fresh Summit Booth 1121 in Orlando next month.
The Pouch Bagger is custom-built specifically for fresh produce handling, supporting the growing trend of pouch bags in the industry while at the same time keeping food safety top of mind.
In working with its customers to identify areas for operational efficiencies, Fox Solutions saw a need to simplify and streamline the pouch bagging process that heretofore has largely been a manual practice or done with equipment retrofitted for fresh produce.
Aaron Fox, president of Fox Solutions, said, “We saw how our customers were currently having to pack pouch bags, and it was not sustainable. Our goal was to build something that would save them time and money.”
Rather than belt- or gear-driven as like most bagging machines, the Pouch Bagger is servo-driven, which provides more precise bag filling. It also utilizes a rotary-versus-linear bag changer that works multiple bags at a time, resulting in much higher equipment productivity.
Other highlights of the machine’s durable construction include its maintenance-free hollow shaft gearbox, a tool-free changeover for different bag sizes and a stand-alone heat sealer. The Fox Solutions Pouch Bagger is also compatible with all Newtec weighers.
PMA attendees are encouraged to stop by booth 1121 for a first-hand look at the new Pouch Bagger machine. In the meantime, visit www.solutionsbyfox.com for more information about Fox Solutions.