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Complete solution for biscuits in stacks: single portion and multipack flow-wrapping

Fig1 IMA complete solution for bisuits

IMA EUROSICMA primary and multipack

The line is capable of collecting the products in flat position from the upstream line, put them on edge by means of a stacking system, create portions in a configuration of 2 stacks of 2 biscuits. Directly linked to the flow pack machines there are two dedicated units to fold and seal the cross wings of each flow pack before grouping them and reach the 3 axis Pick & Place. The multipack in flow pack style is composed of 6 single portions with corrugated carton around the portions packs. 

IMA Ciemme secondary packaging

Multipack of biscuits arrives from two upstream lines, each one at a rate of 200 per minute. Products are packed in corrugated shipping cases (American type).

Concentrating two single lanes in to one end of line case packer saves space and improves the production flow with ideal handling of the products.

The IMA Ciemme CR loading unit receives the multipacks from the IMA Eurosicma equipment via acceleration belts and convey them to a vertical track collation system that receives and indexes the products. Multipacks are then picked up by dedicated pick up head (vacuum) fitted on a delta robot (40 cycles per minute) and loaded into the RSC shipping case. Once completed, the case is moved to a closing machine to seal the upper flaps (adhesive tape) and then carried it to the palletizing station.

The line comprises different Ciemme equipment including a high-speed case erector (adhesive tape bottom closing) to complete the system.


IMA EUROSICMA primary and multipack

Highlights of the whole line:

  • Top level of automatization
  • Hygienic design
  • Modular construction design
  • Flexibility à capacity of handling a wide range of products getting multiple pile pack configurations by dedicated settings

Highlights of the Rotary Disc piling systems:

  • Flexibility in terms of link with the upstream line
  • Each gravity feeder is driven by independent servo motor
  • Top level of flexibility in portion creation
  • Gentle handling of the products during portioning
  • Top level of performance, up to 500 extractions/min

Highlights of the multipack section:

  • Direct and automatic connection from primary to multipack
  • Top level of flexibility thanks to rows multipliers units and 3 axis Pick & Place system
  • Double Carton Feeder from reels - full time operation without stopping for carton splices

IMA Ciemme secondary packaging

  • Compact and versatile configuration. The individual machines are logically co-ordinated to form a complete harmonized system
  • Wide range of products, patterns and case styles provides flexibility for current and future needs
  • Quick, reliable format changeover using customized format kits and spindle adjustments
  • All bought-in components are sourced from recognized industrial suppliers. Each machine passes a detailed and through in-house tests (Pre-FAT)
  • The modular design allows to load products in single, multi-row or multi-layer collations and sideloads them standing or flat into orrugated or solid board.

IMA EUROSICMA primary and multipack

Technical Data: To be evaluated according to the request.

IMA Ciemme secondary packaging

Technical Data:

Line Speed


  • Input

Up to 400 multipack/minute

  • Output

up to 20 cases/minute

Case size


  • Stainless steel construction
  • Special infeed belts for products on edge (loading unit)
  • Open flap detect and reject system (carton closer)
  • Centralized lubrication (manual or automatic)
  • Labeller / Printer integration
  • Spare parts kits

Amoung the full array solutions in the packaging bakery industry, IMA CIEMME offers an intermittent motion cartoner that ensures the smoothest product handling for this type of application, combined with the safest carton loading.


The solution incorporates high speed feeding and collating of the flow pack (dry pile of biscuits) ready to be loaded into a pre glued cartons. Working with our packaging department, an attractive carton design allowed the customer to offer a new packaging style (re-closable) optimising packaging cost and helping towards the return on investment. The key is a vertical racetrack system at the infeed able to receive products flat and turn them 90° (single, double or triple) in the pocket before they are loaded on edge in their correct formats at the carton-loading station.                                                

The robust, low maintenance, easy cleaning, full visibility design ensures a high operational efficiency and long lifetime resulting in low operational cost. Touch screen controls deliver ease of use and step by step changeover for reliable and repeatable operations thanks to quick release change parts minimising changeover time.

  • Stainless steel construction
  • Unique infeed systems / loaders for specific products
  • Extension of carton magazine
  • Tuck-in flap closure
  • Multiple machine pitches
  • Open flap detection with reject
  • Fully automated format changeovers
  • Centralized lubrication (manual or automatic)
  • Labeller / Printer integration
  • Spare parts kits                                             



Modular and specular design, easy access

Wide Format range

Wide range of products, patterns and case styles provides flexibility for current and future needs


Quick, reliable format changeover using  customized format kits and spindle adjustments


All bought-in components are sourced from recognized industrial suppliers.
Each machine passes a detailed and through in-hpuse tests (Pre-FAT)

Highly flexible design

The modular design allows to load products in single or multiple collations and sideloads them on edge or flat



Line speed

Input: up to 300 products/minute

Output: up to 50 cartons/minute

Case size


Power required

Total installed power: 20 Kw

Compressed Air

Exercise pressure: 6 bar

Line weight

3000 Kg


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