MACHINE EXPORTS

Technimac bag machine air freighted to Germany

The machine is powder coated in white to suit the pharmaceutical clean room environment where it will be used; both the mechanical assembly and the stacking table (right) were air freighted to Germany in November to meet an urgent order

TECHNIMAC’S skills at building bag making machines – and particularly the mechanical assemblies for export – received a boost recently when it built a unit for their German associates GÜNTER Kunststoffmaschinen Gmbh. The machine has been designed for hygienic applications and due to urgent demand had to be air-freighted to Europe.

Johannesburg-based Technimac is in a partnership with Günter Kunststoffmaschinen GmbH of Germany, also a manufacturer of bag-making machines, in which technology and various skills are shared. Technimac has been constructing the machine mechanical assemblies successfully for a number of years. The completed assemblies then are shipped to Germany where the Günter team fit the unwind unit, various accessories and most importantly the electronic controls and software.

Technimac handles the entire process of designing and building complete machines for customers in Southern Africa, but the recent order from Germany for this specialised design had the team in Kew, Johannesburg, working around the clock in order to meet the delivery date.

This particular machine model features four servo drives and is designed for the production of open ended rice or detergent bags with one bottom and one header seal and a punched four-finger hole cutout between the two seals.

Technimac’s design and engineering team have excelled in this area, building confidence with the company’s German partner.

Technimac MD Gerhart Mischinger said the recent project was in line with Technimac’s mission statement, “Time to go global”.