Italian manufacturer PFM Packaging Machinery launched a new integrated multihead weigher and bagging machine at the Pro2Pac exhibition at the ExCeL centre in London this month.

The machine is suitable for mid-speed duties of up to 80 bags per minute. The ZCI machine is aimed at smaller or start-up businesses and handles dry goods such as snacks, confectionery, granular products and biscuits.

It brings together the established PFM Zenith bagger and the new PFM C1 multihead weigher, which is mounted on the bagger itself with no need for a supporting gantry. "The absence of a gantry reduces cost and machine footprint compared with a conventional system," said PFM sales and operations director Chris Bolton.