New Product: Volmpack Adjustable Dual-Wicket Bagger

Published online: Apr 01, 2022 Articles, New Products, Potato Equipment
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Volm Companies is more than just a packaging provider. Over the years, Volm has grown to become one of the industry’s leading sources for both packaging and equipment solutions. Volm has achieved this by serving customers the high-value solutions they need, along with the personalized customer service they deserve.

With the world of packaging and packing equipment vast and ever-changing, Volm strives to be the experts its customers need, working to bring real-time solutions for solving today’s issues and demands. Most recently, Volm asked to help customers overcome a challenge they’ve been facing in packaging a variety of size profiles of produce into various sizes of wicketed-style bags. 

Volm Companies is now excited to introduce the most versatile wicket bagger ever, the Volmpack Adjustable Dual-Wicket Bagger.

The Volmpack Adjustable Dual-Wicket Bagger is a revolutionary new automatic wicket bagger that efficiently processes the full range of typical fresh produce bag sizes on a single bagger at amazing speeds. Traditionally, wicket baggers were available only with either a small, standard, or extra-large fill opening, which was problematic for packers who wanted to run a wider range of both bag and product sizes on the same bagger. This bagger partners well with many of Volm’s most popular Volmpack weighers and can pack at speeds up to 60 bags per minute.

“We were asked by our customers to come up with a way to pack many different types and sizes of product into a full range of bag sizes on a single bagger,” says Dan Husnick, equipment product manager for Volm Companies. “Previously, wicket baggers were only available with either small, standard, or extra-large fill openings, which was an issue for packers who wanted to run wide range of both bag and produce sizes. They spoke, so we listened and went to work. The new Volmpack Adjustable Wicket Bagger accomplishes this, as it can pack from 1 to up to 20 pounds of produce at high speeds.”

Users can easily adjust this bagger when switching between differently sized products and bags without the need for change parts. The V-Feeding belts prevent bridging of product for a clean fill, while the closure post is provided for use with automatic closures, staplers and tape heads.

“Volm’s wicket bagger is already regarded as a workhorse in North American packing sheds,” says Marsha Pozza, director of marketing for Volm Companies. “What better way to compliment this model than to transform it into something even more efficient for the packers? The adjustable fill-opening technology makes it much more convenient than ever before to make changes on the fly. The fact that you don’t have to stock extra parts in order to make those adjustments from one size bag to another is an added bonus.”

If your packing facility is looking to solve the problem that comes with packing a variety of produce types and bag sizes, the Volmpack Adjustable Dual-Wicket Bagger may be the solution for you. This bagger is designed exclusively for wicketed style bags, which Volm offers in several different material types.