A variety of solid bulk materials are packaged in open mouth bags for use by consumers and businesses.
Many industries use Taylor open mouth bags to distribute their products and provide a crisp, clean, aesthetically appealing product at the point of sale. The wide top end of the open mouth bag allows for a variety of different products with widely varying mesh sizes, bulk densities and flow characteristics to be packaged. The open mouth bagging scales that fill these containers can be either Gross Weigh or Net Weigh scales.
Open mouth bags are typically constructed of kraft (paper), poly woven mesh, plastic film or burlap. All of these bags need to be closed after filling by using a sewing head, heat sealer or pinch bag closer.
The process of Taylor open mouth bag filling begins with the placement of an empty bag on or below the fill spout of the bag scale. For gross weighing, the fill spout of the packer is suspended from an electronic load cell that accurately weighs the amount of product in the bag. In net weigh applications the material is pre-weighed in scales above the open mouth bag filler then discharged into the open mouth bag. The bag can be placed on the fill spout by hand or by an automated open mouth bag placer. Once the bag is filled, it is released and drops to the sewing conveyor belt.