Mockbeggar’s fruit growers produce around 435t of rhubarb a year, which is now being packed at a rate of up to 3,500 packs a day during the peak season in March and April.
The packaging of the fruit, which can come in random lengths, has been transformed since the new equipment was installed, says Joao Estanqueiro Le, Mockbeggar’s packhouse manager.
What used to take a whole day of manual labour is now ready for shipping to customers in half that time, he says.
The Sienna horizontal machine is available in both flow-wrap and shrink-wrap versions for loose, irregular-shaped products in polypropylene or polyolefin films. It has a touchscreen operation with multi-product memory, which means that changeovers can be made quickly and simply at the press of a button.
Contact Ulma Packaging for more information.