Chain pack automation

Date: 16/12/13
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Better quality, presentation and speed

Langen Group, a world leader in secondary packaging and product handling, is transforming the use of chain packs in retail outlets around the world. Chain packs are strips of bags or sachets, often used for food, confectionery and household products, with perforations between each bag, enabling them to be sold individually. Chain packs are extremely popular in emerging economies, enabling products to be sold in the small, and therefore more affordable  uantities that suit the needs of infomal retailers in communities around the world.

Chain Pack Shop
Chain packs work for small retailers and consumers alike, but systems used in the past have not been entirely satisfactory. Chains have normally been loaded by hand into boxes, which is time-consuming, does not use space efficiently and also looks unprofessional on the shelf. Now Langen has changed the game with its new range of automated chain pack folding and case packing equipment. Developed for a leading international consumer goods company in the Netherlands, Langen’s case pack machine folds chain packs neatly and economically directly into cardboard cases.
Chain Pack In Carton
The process is fast and efficient, ensuring best possible use of space, more reliable transportation, with less spoilage and better presentation in store. Langen has systems in operation now, with others under construction at the client site. Each chain is zig-zag folded into a neat bundle of sachets. These are moved to the pre-stage pick table, where a complete layer of bundles is formed and then loaded into the case by a robotic unit. This flexible, high speed system allows adjustments for a wide range of sachet thicknesses and case sizes. Langen is a leading innovator in secondary packaging equipment: this is just the latest example of how Langen’s skills can add significant value to manufacturers, retailers and consumers, alike.
Chain Pack Equipment

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Langen Group, part of Molins PLC (LSE: MLIN), develops, manufactures and markets end-of-line packaging and product handling solutions from cartoning through to palletizing. We specialize in high speed, high quality equipment for business critical FMCG applications such as food, pharmaceuticals, personal care, and beverages. Langen Group operates worldwide and has an install base of over 4,000 machines. To find out more, please visit: WWW.LANGENGROUP.COM or contact Jos de Boer at

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