Automated Packaging Systems says its new bag packaging system, the Autobag 850S Mail Order Fulfillment Bagger, includes unique features that make it different from any other bagging system on the market. The machine can handle flexible plastic mailing bags up to 22 inches wide—two inches wider than any other automatic bagger. A new bag opening design grabs and securely grips the bag in an open position of up to 11 inches by 11 inches, ready to fill with bulky products or multiple items.
New safety features, such as pressure sensors that pause the closing and sealing process if anything touches the bag loading mechanism, have allowed the company to eliminate the guards and safety switches that are typical of bag packaging machines. As a result, operators have unobstructed access to the bags and can fill them more quickly and efficiently.
A compact thermal transfer printer is positioned in line with the bag to print high-resolution graphics, bar codes, and the mailing label directly onto the bag, eliminating the need to apply separate shipping labels.