The Aligning Collating Multipackaging Machine, or ACM in LINE, is designed to handle pre-packed individual servings of product directly from a vertical form fill machine (or Vff). The ACM in LINE is a fully automated multipackaging machine, used for polysack packaging.
Packs from the Vff pass through the Bag Inspector and enter the ACM. Within the ACM the desired number of packs is collected into a row and pushed into a sack that is then sealed by the integrated sealer. The finished multisack then drops from the machine.
The ACM can handle an infeed from the Vff of up to 110 packs per minute. The ACM can produce between 10 and 14 multipacks per minute, depending on the number of packs in a row.
Because of the neat alignment of the packs within the multisack, the outer sacks can be transparent. However, packaging into printed sacks, paper bags or neutral non-transparent film is also possible.