Sonoma continuous motion machine

Sonoma vertical packaging machine

Sonoma continuous motion vertical packaging machine

SONOMA Series introduces a new generation of modular, high-performance vertical form fill and seal machines designed for both traditional and delicate products.

These machines employ continuous motion technology, which ensures uninterrupted movement without pauses. With a tested speed of 200 mechanical cycles per minute, they offer exceptional performance. One notable innovation is the continuous sealing system, which enables high-speed production while minimizing the negative impact of product impact on closed sealing jaws or the seal itself, often encountered with standard intermittent machines.


Key Features

• Parts in contact with the product are made of AISI 304 stainless steel, ensuring hygienic and durable operation.

• Supports various bag types, including pillow bags, gusset bags, block bottom bags, string bags, and more.

• The main machine movements, such as the horizontal sealing group and film driving group, are powered by independent brushless servo motors.

• The motion controller system serves as the central controller, coordinating all servo motors, input-output functions, and line control, effectively replacing the need for a separate PLC.

• Continuous vertical and horizontal sealing mechanisms ensure 100% leak-proof seals and smooth sealing operations.

• Equipped with a 12″ industrial PC man-machine interface running on a Microsoft Windows XP operating system, the machine provides a user-friendly platform to manage all machine parameters. It offers multiple serial lines, USB inputs, Ethernet ports, and a parallel port for easy remote access and software updates.

• The P.I.D. Heating System ensures precise and stable heat sealing in both horizontal and vertical directions.

• Film cut-off is controlled by a photo eye for registered films or an incremental encoder for neutral films.

• The auto-film centering system adjusts the independent roll support to automatically align the film on the tube collar.

• An out-of-film signal triggers an automatic machine stop and facilitates quick connection between the finished roll and a new roll.

• The auto-film unwinding unit is controlled by an expansion type reel-holder shaft with an independent motor.

• The self-centering drive belt, regulated by adjustable pneumatic pressure, feeds the film with precision.

• The film tension sensor ensures optimal tension is maintained.

• A movable roller arm provides continuous and smooth tension for consistent bag forming and registration.

• Safety features include automatic machine stoppage in case of incorrect closure of safety doors or operational malfunctions, with error messages displayed on the screen.

• The machine is adaptable to different filling systems, such as multi-head weighers, linear weighers, volumetric dosing, auger fillers, piston fillers, and more.

• Compatible with various wrapping materials, including polypropylene, laminates, coupled materials, barrier films, water-soluble films, films of biological origin, and other heat-sealing materials like polyethylene.

Vertical packaging machine

Dimensions CH250 CH350
Width 1485mm 1585mm
Length 2210mm 2210mm
Height 1890mm 2075mm
Weight 1200 kg 1350mm
Technical Data
Mechanical Speed ​​(packs/minute) 200 180
Working Speed ​​(packs/minute) 130 110
Package Length (min. – max.) 40 – … mm 40 – … mm
Package Width (min. – max.) 30-240mm 30 – 340mm
Film Coil Diameter (max.) 400mm 400mm
Film Coil Width 700mm 900mm
power requirement 8 kW 9 kW
voltage requirement 380V 3Fas 50Hz 380V 3Fas 50Hz
air requirement 150 lt/min. 150 lt/min.
Air Pressure (min.) 6 Bars 6 Bars