This automated valve bag placer features a simple and compact design. Empty bag retrieval is secure, valve opening consistent, and bag insertion onto the packer fill spout extremely reliable. Bag handling in general is forgiving of poorer bag quality versus other valve bag placer designs. The specialized actuation requires no programming. A single bag placer is paired to a single packer. Placers available in Type-R or Type-F configurations to suit most packer and available space applications.