How to Package Nuts
Here is a total packaging solution for almonds that packages at speeds of 49-50 bpm. A gravity feed buggy hopper lifts and deposits bulk nuts onto a pneumatic slide which leads to a multi-head scale, where the nuts are weighed to 16 oz fills and dropped into a VFFS M250. A zipper applicator and metal detector are also part of the system. After being formed, filled, and sealed, the finished packages are transported on an indexing conveyor.