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.