High-speed heat sealing of grape punnets

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High-speed heat sealing
High-speed heat sealing

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As part of a supermarket packaging change, seedless grape supplier Karsten UK has installed a high-speed heat sealing machine that works with the company’s existing pre-printed film, avoiding the need for any costly redesign.

Karsten purchased a twin-lane Eclipse TL6 heat sealing machine from Packaging Automation (PA). The machine is capable of sealing up to 200 packs a minute.

The introduction of the tray sealing machine has allowed the company to upgrade its packaging from flow wrapping to heat-sealed punnets.

The change has provided cost and environmental benefits combined with greater efficiency and reduced downtime.

The new line is said to provide a consistent seal on all packs produced by Karsten at a rate of more than 140 packs a minute.

Karsten is also benefiting from PA’s novel pod tooling system, which reduces unplanned downtime by up to 90%.

Tool changeovers on the eclipse TL6 can be done manually in less than two minutes as a result of an inbuilt tool loading system. Tool warm ups are also 36% quicker.

Contact Packaging Automation​ for more information. 

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