Ishida Inspira – the next generation bagmaker

Heat and Control is launching the latest in snack packaging technologies from Ishida with the Inspira, the next generation of vertical form fill seal (VFFS) bagmaker to Ishida’s packaging room line-up. Inspira brings a new level of automation and efficiency to consistently produce quality bags and increase production.

“This is a very exciting time for Heat and Control and Ishida. We can now offer a completely integrated and automated packaging room solution for the snack industry that can significantly improve efficiency and performance,” said Robert Marguccio, Business Manager – Packaging & Inspection Systems. “The industry has been asking for effective automation and communications between the weigher and bagmaker, and Inspira’s ease of access, predictive maintenance, and ability to work with a wide variety of film makes it easy to operate.”

The rotary motion Inspira offers a consistent, market-leading forming/sealing performance of up to 200 bags/min. With increased flavour and portion demands from the consumer market, product runs can be shorter, allowing for quicker changeovers and shorter down time.

The Inspira offers the highest levels of productivity performance and pack quality, along with reduced environmental impact and improved operator working conditions, such as an increased level of automation, which reduces the risk of human error.  Inspira helps operators to act and to react more quickly and intuitively and to avoid complex decision-making and unnecessary physical exertion. The open structure gives operators easy access to all important parts.

A key element in the overall system is Ishida’s in-line seal checker (TSC). Utilising feedback communications to the Inspira, TSC continuously monitors fill level and compares bags to the targeted value.

The Inspira continues to see Ishida recognised as the dominant high speed VFFS bagmaker within the snacks packaging industry.