K-Cup Single Serve Coffee Packaging Machines
October 2, 2013
Created from the idea that people like to have a single fresh cup of coffee at a time, the k-cup coffee movement was born. In the mid to late 1990s, Keurig became one of the first recognizable brands in this market. Its parent company Green Mountain Coffee Brewers bought the patents for the single serve coffee pods making it the sole provider of k-cups for Keurig machines.
When Keurig lost its k-cup patents in the fall of 2012, there was a void that needed to be filled. Any coffee shop could now make k-cups for their machines. Competitors from giants like Kraft’s Maxwell House, the Rogers Family and Snapple jumped on board, but many small to mid-sized companies are bringing some novel tastes to the k-cup coffee market.
Pack Line offers two k-cup packaging machines that will bring your company up to speed with the latest trend.
Our PXG packaging machine is a fully-automatic filling and sealing machine. It is our smallest producing k-cup packaging machine for the growing, mid-sized company. The PXG is capable of an output of 25 to 100 cups per minute. The machine has an auger filler which provides a simultaneous nitrogen injection into the container. This modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) process will ensure your coffee beans won’t get oxidized and turn stale. The PXG has an integrated filter insertion system which accurately inserts and holds filter paper in place. The machine also seals the package with pre-cut aluminum foil lidding.
The PXM servo-driven, fully-automatic filling and sealing machine is for coffee heavyweights. The PXM-4 can produce up to 210 to 240 cups per minute and our PXM-6 model has a capacity of up to 290 to 320 cups per minute. The PXM has ultrasonic or infrared cup sensors to ensure correct placement of filters and lids, and the option for a pre-gas flush of the empty cup. Depending on the output required, the PXM machine is designed to fit up to six lanes and has a capacity of six filling nozzles for powdered coffee products.
All of our kcup packaging machines require that you manually load the paper filter into our feeding systems. Our carriers are designed to hold the filter in a central position when it is inserted into the kcup. There is a unique vacuum system and a holding surface with pins which holds the filter in place and prevents movement. When in position, a heating element seals the filter to the side of the container with a nitrogen flush.
We have many options to help your company grow so jump on the k-cup coffee packaging bandwagon today.
Please Note: Our NBM and NB-070 k-cup packaging machines have been phased out.
Our machines are custom-made and built to fit your specifications. For more information about our machines, please visit us at www.packlineeast.com or you can contact us at 212-372-7669 or email email@example.com.