First Time Customers for the Packaging Machine

Buying an automatic packaging machine is a big decision. If you are thinking of investing in an automatic packaging machine, as TurPack we can help you with this subject. You will find answers to frequently asked questions before buying a packaging machine by reading the following informations. We will be sharing tips and ideas with you before investing in a packaging machine.

Why TurPack?

Because according to our prices, we are manufacturing the highest quality machines. Proven quality of all electronic products worldwide we use the best components & brands. We use German brands such as Siemens, Festo and Sick. We offer better after-sales service at a lower price than the manufacturers who make the same quality machine. The success of the customers who do business with us is more important to us than anything else. So we are waiting for you to visit us and have a cup of coffee at our office based in Istanbul to get to know our machines and us better.

Frequently Asked Questions:

1- What is the difference between a fully automatic machine and a semi-automatic machine?

Fully automatic machine works at high speeds. With minimal human intervention, the machine automatically performs self-packing. These machines are designed for large businesses who want to produce high quantity of packets. Automatic machines usually work in coordination with automatic feeding systems and automatic packaging lines. Having these systems connected to the packaging machines will minimise human labour during production and cut down your labour costs as well. Automatic filling and packaging systems perform high precision filling. Since human intervention is limited, the error is very low. But cost of automatic packaging machines are higher than semi automatic.

Semi-automatic machines require human force & assistance during the filling and sealing process. For example, the machine weighs the product at the desired weight and fills it in the packages. But the top opening side of the packet is closed with a worker manually sealing the packet. Therefore, the speed is slower than the automatic packaging lines and is more prone to error. But the cost of investment is cheaper. Usually, new customers prefer semi-automatic lines. With over 15 years of experience it is known that customers who have started to work with semi-automatic machines are switching to full automatic machines after a while. Semi-automatic machines are suitable for entry level customers.

2- What kind of packaging machine do we offer?

As TurPack, we are specialized in manufacturing packaging machines for single used products. But at the same time, we also have machines that can pack products in kilos as well.

Our first machine group is single used portion pack products. Here, our machines are divided into 3 different subgroups. 3 side sealed stick packaging machines, 4 side sealed square sachet machines and horizontal packaging machines producing square sachets sealed on all 4 sides. All three groups of machines can package granules, powders and liquid products within themselves. In our Horizontal packaging machines group we manufacture packaging machines to make wet wipes sachets packaging as a fourth category. All of our machines work with multi-lanes, full automatic and high speed. One operator is enough to operate the machine. It is quite simple to use and indefectible. It works flawlessly and at very high speeds. The minimum level of human intervention is required. Our machines can operate for hours automatically when the start is given after the necessary settings are made.

Another machine group is our ( VFFS ) vertical form filling and seal packaging machines that produce packets in kilos. Weighing the product on the machine, we prepare the package with the required dimensions, fill the product prepared in the appropriate weight into the prepared package without touching. Granular products such as sugar, salt, rice, coffee cream and coffee products such as freeze dried coffee, liquid products such as milk and water, milk is filled easily into vertical packets with the vertical filling machines. The way it works is very similar to our stick machine. The difference is that while stick packaging machines are multi lanes, vertical filling machines are single lanes.

As TurPack, we are able to manufacture all kinds of filling and packaging machines, starting from a very small weight of 0.25 grams and weighing all kinds of granules, powders and liquids upto high weight range of 5 kg.

3- What are the prices of packaging machines?

It is not possible to give a quick answer regarding the pricing. We manufacture packaging machine according to the given order which most ordered machines are specially made to fit the customers requirements. Every customer’s request is different. The optional features that each customer requests for are different. But we can still give you a estimated price to give you an idea. The best quality machine you can get at this price. We make the highest quality machines that suits and is affordable to the starting up businesses and to the middle segment group / companies. Every customer in pricing is unique and seperate according to the request and demand. You have many options like what kind of package you want, how many lanes you want, how many pieces you want. The more features on the machine and how fast you want the machine to perform will increase and change the price of the machine.

In general, the packaging machine that you will be requesting for and depending on how complex, how specific the machine according to the customers request and the amount of multilanes on the machine, finally if high speed will be requested which will make it more expensive as well.

4- Can I fill all kinds of products with a packaging machine?

The shortest answer will be YES. You can fill more than one product on the machine by making a few changes, but the machine has to be suitable for those changes. For example, stick sugar filling machine can fill 5 g disposable sugar. On the same machine just by changing the filling system and hopper on the machine you can fill 1 gram of salt or 0.25 gr black pepper . Another example will be our Horizontal Wet Wipe Packaging Machine. With this particular machine you can fill and pack liquids such as Hand Gels, Liquid Sanitizers, Shampoo on its indiviual Liquid Dosing Unit.

Or with our vertical filling machines, you can fill granular products such as rice and sugar. But with the same machine it is not possible to fill all types of granular products or all types of weights.

To get detailed information about these issues, our sales & technical team will guide and teach you in the most appropriate way during the ordering process.

5- What are filling systems? How should I choose a filling system for different products?

There is more than one filling system according to the product you want to pack. Here we will talk about 3 different filling systems.

Screw Filling Systems: Usually used for powder products. In this case, non free flowing products are dropped into the packages by the rotation and force of auger screws. Usually independent servo motors are used for each lane. This ensures product accuracy in every filling lane and packet.

Volumetric Filling Systems: Usually used for granular and free flowing products. Products such as sugar, rice, cereals, which are free flowing are dropped into the package by means of volumetric chambers & cups. Generally the volumetric chambers & cups can be adjusted so that different weights & grams can be filled.

Liquid Pump Filling Systems: Generally suitable for liquid and semi-liquid products. Products such as water, milk, ketchup, mayonnaise honey and semi-liquid products are pushed into packages by force driven from the servo motors. It is possible to pack the desired weight by adjusting the servo motor speed. It is possible to produce the desired weight by means of servo motor. We can provide you with further information about our filling systems, but the situation is a little more complex than you think. Our sales & technical team will recommend the most appropriate filling system to be on the machine for you.

What is the speed of Turpack packaging machines?

The speed of the packaging machines is determined by how many lanes there is on the packaging machine. The speed of the packaging machine can vary according to many factors. Product flow, viscocity, weight, packaging film quality, environmental factors and operator’s technical ability can directly affect the speed of the machine.

Turpack stick sugar machines can produce 45 packets per minute per lane. For a 12 lane stick sugar machine it can produce 540 finished stick sugar packets per minute on average. In our powder filling and liquid filling machines, 30-35 packages per minute can be produced due to the sensitivity of weight and viscosity of the product. Accordingly, a 3 lane stick machine produces a minimum of 90 packets while an 8 lane liquid stick filling machine produces 240 pieces of sticks.

Our horizontal machines can produce 80 units per minute since they are single lane, while our vertical filling machines can produce between 30-45 packets per minute.