Gå tillbaka
Pressrum
- Pressrum - How record-breaking freight rates and delays influence the packaging industry The impact and development of the Polypropylene scarcity LC Packaging documents and reports 2021 Expanding our production capacity Now Online! Sustainability Update 2021 (GRI compliant) New location for reuse and recycling service WorldBag The sustainable future of our FIBCs: trends and developments LC Packaging conducts UN Global Compact Advanced Communication on Progress Report 2021 Sustainable Partnerships: Sustainable Waste Management using rPP Big Bags LC Packaging presents Annual Report 2020 Sourcing strategy and supply chain operations in times of uncertainty: how to cope with situations such as the COVID-19 pandemic LC Packaging joins UNGC Accelerator Programme LC Packaging Remote Audit Programme: audits and factory visits now available online! Looking forward to a prosperous 2021 In the spotlight: Dutch-Bangla Pack Ltd. Reuse before recycling: how to extend the life cycle of your FIBCs Available on demand: Sustainable FIBC Virtual Conference LC Packaging Home and Garden line awarded at Hungaropack 2020 How customers benefit from our new state-of-the-art headquarters in The Netherlands Innovative partnerships: defining the perfect big bag for automated filling systems LC Packaging opens doors of its new HQ in The Netherlands LC Packaging proudly obtains EcoVadis Platinum CSR rating LC Packaging’s Bangladeshi production facility SA 8000 recertified LC Packaging genomför FN:s ’Global Compact Advanced’ kommunikations framstegsrapport 2020 LC Packaging COVID-19 Update LC Packaging deltog i paneldiskussionen 2020 EcoVadis Sustain Conference interpack postponed until 2021 LC Packaging kortlistat för Sedex Responsible Business Awards Warm Christmas greetings from an even bigger LC Packaging Nordic team LC Packaging och Veolia Netherlands samarbetar för att minimera avfallet från flexibla förpackningar på en global skala LC Packaging vinner FTA Diamond Award LC Packaging Bengali produktion SA8000 åter-certifierad
Innovative partnerships: defining the perfect big bag for automated filling systems

Automated filling solution.jpg

Innovative partnerships: defining the perfect big bag for automated filling systems

Filling big bags can be a labour intensive activity that can involve many manual actions. For example, the empty big bag needs to be picked up, attached to the filling machine and removed from the machine by an operator. One of our customers, a leading global material solutions company in the field of natural raw materials, was therefore looking for a solution to make this process more efficient and increase capacity by means of automation.

To explore possibilities for automatic filling, the customer joined forces with LC Packaging and Emde Industrie-Technik GmbH (their machinery partner). The goal of the project was clear: to realise a filling process that increases process efficiency and adds capacity, but without any human intervention. To achieve such a fully automated handling process for big bags, we had to make sure that the customer’s big bags could be handled by Emde’s automatic filling installation.

It's all about the loops

Tests with the automated filling solution showed that the position of the big bag’s loops are crucial for correct pickup by the filling machine. The filling machine takes a picture of the top of the bag with an electronic eye to determine the position of the loops. To make detection easier, an optical black stripe has been put on the loop. It soon became clear that before pickup, the position of the loops must be accurate. In conjunction with our big bags production partner, we tackled this by making sure that each loop is attached to the top deck of the bag with double adhesive tape. To limit movements of the big bags during transport as much as possible, the big bags are folded and palletised in a special way before they leave the factory.

Another innovation is the bag’s conical filling spout, folded inside the body of the bag. When the straight filling pipe enters the bag, the conical filling spout is easily pulled out of the bag.

The power of partnerships

Altogether, this project shows the power of partnerships to achieve innovative solutions. By teaming up with the right partners, we have been able to deliver tangible results to the customer in terms of process efficiency and output. We are proud to have been a part of this!