“We have always enjoyed excellent co-operation with Heat and Control and have already worked together on various projects,” said Dave Tiso, managing director of Ishida Europe. “The extension of this approach makes strong commercial sense in the many benefits it will offer to our customer base.”
“The further strengthening of our partnership allows our teams to provide the added-value of a ‘one-stop’ solution, giving our customers the best in technical and service resources around the globe,” added Tony Caridis, president of Heat and Control.
“Building on our foundation of innovation and support, we’re confident we can deliver enhanced value and a competitive edge to our customer partners at every step of their projects.”
The open house highlighted the snack sector offering from the companies and included Heat and Control’s On Machine seasoning system, which uses less seasoning and reduces product breakage, as well as utilising less floor space.
Ishida’s CCW-RV multihead weigher and bagmaker combination was also part of the demonstration. The system allows the feeding of product to two separate bagmakers at the same time to maximise throughput.
Other new equipment on display at the open house included the Lift Down multihead weigher, which is claimed to provide increased flexibility for the user, and the ACP-700, an integrated automatic case packer that can handle case erection, bag packing and sorting, and case closing and taping.
The ACP-700 also features a 15.3-inch colour screen for the user and comes with the option to create up to 500 presets to enable fast and easy changeover on a busy production line.
It is designed to integrate with the TSC seal tester, which monitors seal integrity and air-fill, all the time feeding information back to the ACP-700.
Completing the snacking line was a high-speed checkweigher, as well as the IX-GA-65100 large X-ray system, which is capable of checking filled cases.