Case Study

Fractional Packaging in a fraction of the space and time

The Challenge

At Viking Masek, we have customers in many industries that make fractional packages. These customers wanted to speed up their packaging time beyond the traditional speed of 70 – 110 bags per minute, but had limited floor space. With multiple requests for a solution, we knew that an innovative and unique approach was needed.

Our Approach

We wanted the Viking Masek solution to eliminate the problems caused by speeding up traditional frac pack machines. Customers reported that when trying to speed up their current machine, they would experience problems including bunched up film caused by the intermittent motion of their current machine, low quality seals due to less contact time with the sealing jaws, and product in end seals.

We committed to developing a solution that solved these problems. We also determined that we wanted the footprint of our machine to be as small as possible. Plus, we wanted to provide the level of quality Viking Masek builds into all our packaging equipment.

The Viking Masek Solution

The end result is a dual-jaw continuous motion velocity machine. The VFFS Velocity can run at 144 bags per minute, 30 percent faster than a traditional machine. The machine’s dual jaw continuous motion provides more contact time with the packaging film, resulting in a higher quality seal with no product infiltration. Continuous motion causes less wear and tear on the machine, reducing downtime and repair costs.

The technology is extremely easy for an operator to learn and use. And the machine’s small footprint makes it ideal for a variety of industries, including coffee. The VFFS Velocity provides the best of all worlds – fractional packaging in a fraction the space and a fraction of the time. The only thing that increases is our customers’ output, which is exactly what they want.

Vertical Form Fill Seal Velocity

VFFS Velocity - 30% Faster at 144 Bags per min