Stick Pack Packaging — Why Automation is Important

For many industries, the key to success is in the packaging. Ask any CEO or factory leader and they’ll tell you a large part of their job is making sure the product is well-made and presented in a manner that will appeal to customers. 

This is where automated packaging machines come in. 

BPI Packaging Equipment offers automated packaging solutions for a range of industries, including snack foods, puffed foods, IQF (individually quick-frozen) foods, meats, poultry, dairy, agricultural, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, hardware, automotive and marine. 

Some of our most popular machines are single- and multi-lane (up to 12 lanes at 600 bags per minute) stick pack VFFS baggers.

What are Stick Packs?

Stick packs are small, single-serving packets that are sealed on all sides, sometimes with a perforated tearing point, and can be used for a variety of products, including powders, granules, liquids and gels. They’re often used for food products such as coffee, tea, spices and condiments. They are also popular for sports nutrition products such as protein powders and energy gels. Beverage industry stick packs are often employed for single-serve mix packets such as iced tea or lemonade mix. Pharmaceutical companies also use stick packs for medicines and supplements.

Stick packs are convenient for consumers because they can be taken on the go and require no measuring or scooping. And for manufacturers, stick packs offer a cost-effective way to package small quantities of product. Stick packs are less expensive than some other types of packaging, such as glass bottles or jars. They’re also lighter weight, which reduces shipping costs.

Increased Efficiency

One of the biggest benefits of automated stick pack packaging is increased efficiency. These machines can handle a high volume of product quickly and easily, significantly increasing your output. This is especially beneficial if you are packing products that have a short shelf life or need to be shipped out immediately. With an automated machine, you can be confident that your product will be packed correctly and efficiently, without any human error.

Time Savings

In addition to being more efficient, automated stick pack packaging machines can also save you a significant amount of time. These machines can do the work of several employees in a fraction of the time, freeing up your staff to focus on other tasks. Automated machines also eliminate downtime for employees who may need to take breaks or attend to other tasks. As a result, you’ll likely see an increase in overall productivity from your team.

Cost Savings

Another major benefit of automated stick pack packaging is cost savings. These machines can help you reduce labor costs by doing the majority of the work themselves. Additionally, automated machines are typically more accurate than their human counterparts, which means less waste and fewer lost or damaged products. In the long run, investing in an automated machine will save you both time and money.

Technical Advantages

Our line of stick pack VFFS baggers includes seven models (up to 12 lanes at 600 bags per minute) to suit your business’s packaging needs, with such technical advantages as:

 Designed with 90% less air components
• Servo motor drive film delivery system
• Smooth servo drive seal jaw actuation
• Easy adjustable vertical seal control
• Auto electric rectifying film tracking system
• Electric photo eye film registration
• Siemens control platform and components
• Smooth and quiet operational system
• Runs most common film structures
• Auto stop end of film lock down device
• Quick-change film splice table
• VFD-powered film unwind for high accuracy
• Minimal maintenance with easy operations

If you’re looking for a way to increase efficiency and accuracy in your packaging process, investing in an automated stick pack packaging machine is a great solution. Contact us today to learn more about how BPI can help you take your packaging process to the next level!