Bag Closing Machines | Top Formers
Bag Closing Machines are fed from bag Top Formers that has been designed to eliminate the simple operator task of hand feeding open filled bags to a sewing machine head or heat sealer.
The filled bag is typically transferred along a closing conveyor to the sewing head and at this point, presentation to the sewing machine is critical to avoid missed or poor stitching and to avoid costly jam-ups.
In most packing lines, speed is critical so an operator is generally dedicated to simply hold and stretch the top of the bag and feed it into the sewing head. Apart from being a laborious job, it is costly to the employer and there is an element of injury risk.
The Top Former is pneumatically operated and only requires minor maintenance over a long period of time. The newly filled bag is transported along the conveyor in the same manner. The Top Former, which is located between the filling machine and the sewing head, then utilizes two prongs that insert into the top of the open bag.
The prongs are then actuated to pull the bag apart evenly in opposite directions whilst in motion with the closing conveyor. The Top Former holds the bag in this position whilst it is presented to the sewing head before it then retracts and returns to position ready for next bag.
All products are manufactured in Australia using well-known quality brand components to ensure that spare parts are readily available Australia-wide. Service back-up can be provided in all mainland states of Australia, if required.