Checklist: What to consider when choosing equipment and materials for your bagging system
Does the task of selecting the equipment and materials for your new bagging system seem overwhelming? It is a big job, but following the selection checklist in this article can help you make the right choices with confidence. The author's experience in designing packaging systems for bulk solids manufacturers has helped him develop a logical, step-by-step approach to selecting bagging equipment and materials. After discussing the importance of project engineering, this article covers each factor to consider in designing your bagging system.
A bagging system is a complex combination of machinery and materials that must work together to bag your product at your desired throughput rate and minimal cost. The system represents a major expense in most bulk solids processing and handling plants. A typical bagging system configuration is shown in Figure 1.