Questions & Answers
Here is a selection of questions that have been put to us. If you like to ask your own question, then do so here (ext link).
WHAT KIND OF MATERIAL CAN BE CONVERTED ON FAS MACHINES?
Our machines are flexible. They can, in the same perforation and sealing unit, convert from LL, LD, MD, HD and various blends with recycled material, up to 100% recycled material.
CAN YOU PRODUCE DRAW-TAPE BAGS?
Yes. By adding a draw-tape module and a double V-folder to a standard line, we can produce draw-tape bags.
WHAT IS IN-LINE?
It is what we call a production where the machines are connected and follow directly the extrusion. The benefit is that you can use a less sophisticated extruder as the warm film is easier to seal and fold.
CAN YOU RUN OFF-LINE?
Yes, FAS machines run both in- and off-line.
WHAT WIDTH OF BAGS CAN BE CONVERTED?
All FAS units are servo driven which enable us to change bag length by setting new parameters into the operating panel. The bag length will change in the next cycle.
HOW DO YOU CHANGE THE BAG LENGTH?
We have machines from 900-1500mm width but the smallest we can produce must be down to 80-100mm. We then use a custom-made sealing bar to adjust the sealing width in the machine. Also, the perforation can be variable in a 900mm unit down to 300mm as a minimum.
WHICH THICKNESS OF MATERIAL CAN FAS CONVERT?
Generally, we are able to perforate and seal from 10 microns up to 100 microns single layer, but this depends on the material to be produced.
DO YOU HAVE ANY SECOND-HAND MACHINES FOR SALE?
We rarely receive FAS machines for trade-in. Instead, old clients and producers send us 15-20-year-old units for overhaul, where we mount a new servo retrofit and mechanical parts in the original frame. We believe this is a good sign of quality.