Shemesh Automation to offer live demos of CITADEL

Making its debut at All4Pack, global packaging machinery giant Shemesh Automation (SA) will once again change the landscape of round wipes packaging with live demos of its latest innovation – the Citadel automatic monoblock solution for flexible packs.

Already making waves in the wet wipes packaging industry the Citadel is an Industry 4.0 ready, all-in-one monoblock packer designed for round wipes in ready-made bags.

Specifically designed as a single block, the Citadel is a robust, fully automatic, servo-driven vertical index machine with operating speeds of up to 30ppm.

Bags are stacked in a magazine and fed into a rotary index table where they are automatically opened, loaded with wipes, liquid-filled, QC’d, sealed and discharged.

Benefiting from top out-of-the-box Israeli engineering, the Citadel is made to service the jumbo rolls (J
Series), standard wet wipes in flexible packs and refill markets (R Series).

Requiring just one person for operation, the Citadel affords flexible and efficient operation and offers
exceptional ROI while reducing waste, cutting production times and maintaining high levels of product

In addition, with a monoblock footprint of only 1.8m x 1.8m, the Citadel is capable of operating in very space-sensitive facilities.

And now for the Encore

SA’s team will also be on hand, at All4Pack, to introduce you to Citadel’s sister machine – the Encore complete monoblock solution for general doypack packaging.

From foodstuffs and beverages, to chemicals, detergents, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals, ENCORE is a revolutionary one-stop-shop monoblock for all of your doypack packaging needs.

Shemesh Automation’s INDUSTRY 4.0 READY Encore monoblock automatically feeds, auger fills, liquid
fills, seals and QC’s Doypacks at speeds of up to 30ppm or 60ppm.

With live demos of the Citadel and the introduction of the Encore there are already plenty of reasons to visit Shemesh at All4Pack. In addition, the team will also be on hand to run visitors through our complete range of gold standard packaging machinery including full turnkey lines and monoblocks for every sector.

Every Shemesh-made machine comes with the following features as standard:

  • Industry 4.0-ready featuring built-in modems, enhanced programs, recipes and production stats
  • FESTO (Germany) Servo drivers, pistons and motors
  • Complete SST304/316L design
  • FDA approved piping as applicable
  • SIEMENS (Germany) PLC & HMI and MOTORS
  • BANNER sensors
  • E-stop buttons and safety interlocks wired through CAT IV safety controller.
  • CE Marking

Shai Shemesh, SA’s CEO commented: “Our Citadel monoblock is a significant breakthrough in the world of wet wipes packaging, because for the first time manufacturers of round wipes in bags have a one-stop-shop solution specifically catering for their market segment. Customers only need to look at the success of our Xpander monoblock for wipes in canisters, which has already been a global big-seller, to see the benefits of investing in an SA monoblock system. We look forward to offering live demos of Citadel for the first time ever at All4Pack and showcasing our full range of packaging machinery, including our world-renowned filling, sealing capping and labeling machines and complete turnkey lines”.

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About Shemesh Automation:

With over 30 years in the industry, Shemesh Automation is a global leader in the high-end packaging and assembly machinery and industrial automation appliances manufacturing arena. The family-owned business supports almost 2,000 assets in over 30 countries around the world. Its nonwovens arm, Shemesh Automation Wet Wipes ( is a global pioneer in nonwovens downstream packaging equipment with cutting-edge technology positioned at the very forefront of the industry.

Shemesh is represented in 13 countries around the world with offices in the US, UK, France and Israel. Its London-based office coordinates global sales and marketing operations and its Israeli office managing research, development and engineering innovation. Shemesh’s unique combination of UK customer-centric service with an Israeli high-tech mentality to push the technical boundaries, plus the use of tried & tested parts from German manufacturers has greatly contributed to its success. The US market is served by a 43,055 square-foot office in Green Bay, Wisconsin, home to a Demo Center, 24 Hour Service and Parts Center and a large US installed base of packaging machines.

We don’t see Shemesh as a company that builds just cutting-edge machinery, we want to become your partner of choice for long and successful cooperation. “Let us build your vision” is not just our slogan, simply put, this is what we do, day in and day out!

For editorial or sales enquiries please contact:
Roni Levi
Marketing Director
Shemesh Automation
Telephone: +972.355.099.46