With businesses large and small tending to pack more product variants in shorter runs, Ishida was showing its Inspira bagmaker for the first time in the UK, emphasising its high uptime and productivity, even when frequent product changeovers are occurring.
“Time saved will depend on the pack size,” says Simon Ruffley, business manager for snacks packaging systems. “But, say you’re saving 10 or 15 minutes per changeover, and you have four changes during one shift, that’s an hour you’ve gained.”
For fragile snacks, the air-fill function on the servo-driven Inspira can interface with an Ishida seal-tester, says Ruffley. Air-fill can also automatically adjust to meet the pack-volume requirements at the casepacking stage.