YAKIMA, WASH. — Kwik Lok announced it will feature what it calls the “bakery closing line of the future” at the upcoming IBIE show, set for Sept. 7-11 in Las Vegas.
The Yakima-based company said key components of the new closing line are the world’s first sustainable closure, Eco-Lok, the next generation in bag closing machines, the 910A, along with a new tamper-evident solution that uses laser stitch technology to keep bakery items safe.
“We are very excited to bring new and innovative solutions to our bakery customers,” said Don Carrell, chief executive officer of Kwik Lok. “The new products that customers will see at IBIE represent Kwik Lok’s legacy in innovation. Our customers require the best, most forward-thinking solutions available so we have partnered across the industry to bring products to the show that meet the sustainability, safety and efficiency needs of today’s baker and bakery customer.”
Kwik Lok teamed with Matthews Marking Systems to develop the laser stitch technology. The 909A provides a uniform laser stitch that indicates whether a bag has been opened. Bags do not tear and can easily be re-closed with a Kwik Lok closure.
The 909A works on high-speed lines of up to 55 bags per minute and requires minimal modifications to existing lines while taking only 10 inches of space. The 909A synchronizes with conveyors, requires no compressed air and may be operated on “by pass” mode to allow the line to run without the laser when needed. The 909A is engineered for easy install and operator use.