Automatic cutting and distribution system of Oxigen Scavenger sachets: the ETIPACK project for the packaging tortillas


One of the largest companies globally specializing in the production, distribution and sale of tortillas, tacos, corn chips and cornmeal needed to remove the level of oxygen in the packaging’s to maintain of his products safety and extend shelf life.

The solution: The automatic bandolier feeder Whizzy Cut & Feed for cutting and distribution of sachets

Etipack has designed a solution capable of to insert inside a flow pack, containing 2, 5 or 10 tortillas, one or two sachets of Oxigen Scavenger, an oxygen absorbing sachet very suitable for the food industry. A machine with a motorized module able to cut and feed on a continuous belt the sachets obtained from a reel.

The peculiarity of the machine:

Is that it cuts and distributes the entire reel in compliance with the tight life expectancy of the Oxigen Scavenger. Once the Oxigen Scavenger reel is opened, the life time before the oxygen is absorbed around it is about three hours. The special feature of the machine is that it is able to cut and distribute all the sachets of the reel before this one becomes unusable.

With a motorized terminal, the machine can distribute and cut 150 pieces per minute. It is designed to distribute sachets on a continuous line by placing them horizontally on the packaging line.

The machine is equipped with protection guards that cover the moving mechanical parts and with plexiglass doors with safety microswitch. Allows to modify the cycle parameters according to the specific production needs and the type of product.

The motorized cutting system on electric axis allows to reach speeds up to 150 pcs/ min, performing the cut in a short stop of the towing group, creating a serrated cut in order not to create waste even on the most critical products.

The electric axis is in phase with the motor that carries out the towing, in order to have the cut sachet perfectly matched perfectly match with the underlying product.

The motorized unwinder module, in aid of the Whizzy Cut & Feed, manages the product from the reel, making a single strip of product to the hauloff unit. The separate motorization unwinds the reel by unloading its weight through a secondary motor.

The reel is vacuum-packed and the moment the sachet is inserted into the flowpack, it consumes the air inside. It is a valid alternative to the insertion of nitrogen as a preservative Etipack offers a range of more than 100 solutions to meet the multiple requirements of the food industry, learn more on


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