Sharp Packaging Systems has introduced
improvements to their SX™ tabletop semi-automatic bagging machine. The SX™ prints
the address onto the bag, then opens and seals it once the product is inserted.
Improvements include a completely new control architecture and a full color, 4.3” wide
touchscreen. The maximum bag width has increased from 9” to 11”. All machines have an
HMI, which is a networkable touchscreen PC running Windows® 7 embedded plus an
Allen-Bradley Micro850 PLC. Like all Sharp machines, parts are nonproprietary,
“Improvements in our semi-automated SX bagging machine increase efficiencies for
packaging,” notes Jeramy Williams, director of engineering at Sharp.
“The machine is 10% smaller and 30% lighter. It’s ideal for applications where the
products will be inserted into the bags by hand.”
The SX bagging system includes an upgraded deluxe film feed sensor that runs all types
and colors of bags. Its print engine is also upgraded to DataMax A-Client Mark II for high
performance and reliability. Recommended applications for the SX machine includes
packaging for fulfillment, injection molding, medical, parts and retail.