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Vacuum Technology Applications in the Packaging Industry


The packaging and processing industry is one of the largest users of vacuum technology, responsible for the production of blister packaging, vacuum sealed bags, meat and fish packaging and even bubble wrap. If part of your evening cooking routine regularly involves peeling apart two pieces of plastic sealed together around a piece of meat or fish, you have experienced the power of vacuum in food packaging and preservation.

Atlas Copco USA - 2015 09 22 - Vacuum Technology Applications in the Packaging Industry
Vacuum packaging is widely used throughout the industry for both food and non-food packaging applications. While vacuum removes atmospheric oxygen from the package so aerobic bacteria and fungi have less chance to grow, thus preserving the shelf life of packaged food items, vacuum wraps also allows for compact storage of products for transport and everyday use.

Vacuum Packaging Applications from Food to Film Strips

Atlas Copco’s complete vacuum solutions portfolio includes products for many non-food packaging applications including film strip trimming; filling, closing, capping and labeling; air evacuation; blister machines, palletizing and vacuum forming, especially for the plastics industry; folding out cartons and containers; production of paper bags; waste product and dust collection; drying, holding and handling in the woodworking industry; and pneumatic conveying.

Energy Savings with Variable Speed Drive

Because there are multiple packaging lines that intermittently shut off and go online in an industrial packaging operation, energy savings can be achieved by capitalizing on the variations of demand that occur during production. What if you could replace your current 25-hp system with a 15-hp machine that generates 60 cfm more at the desired vacuum pressure?

While it might seem contradictory for a machine with less hp to produce more cfm, our innovative GHS VSD+ range of oil-sealed rotary screw vacuum pumps modulates the flow at startup, which allows the use of a smaller motor in the vacuum pump and a central vacuum system design. A central vacuum system provides air and vacuum for a number of machines at the same time, which means all equipment can be stored in a separate room to free up factory floor space.

Atlas Copco at PACK EXPO 2015

Atlas Copco Compressors will showcase the new GHS VSD+ range of rotary screw vacuum pumps with variable speed drive and the GA VSD+ range of oil-injected rotary screw compressors at PACK EXPO 2015, hosted from Sept. 28-30 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

For further information please contact:
  • Erik Arfalk, Vice President, Communications & Branding
    Atlas Copco Compressors, LLC
    Telephone: 866-546-3588empty

Atlas Copco is a world-leading provider of sustainable productivity solutions. The Group serves customers with innovative compressors, vacuum solutions and air treatment systems, construction and mining equipment, power tools and assembly systems. Atlas Copco develops products and services focused on productivity, energy efficiency, safety and ergonomics. The company was founded in 1873, is based in Stockholm, Sweden, and has a global reach spanning more than 180 countries. In 2014, Atlas Copco had revenues of BSEK 94 (BEUR 10.3) and more than 44,000 employees.

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