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Packaging Automation to demonstrate new motion tray sealer at Fruit Logistica

At Fruit Logistica this year, Packaging Automation (PA) will be exhibiting their latest patented technology in high speed tray sealing, designed for packing fruit and vegetables.

On display will be the fully electric SL4 Motion tray sealer. Other products boasting the same technology as the SL4 include the Revolution and Revolution XL machines.

"The machines feature ‘motion’ technology that allows trays to be sealed at a higher cycle rate to any comparative machine on the market. Cycle speeds of up to 22 cycles per minute can be achieved in a single lane format," Packaging Automation claimed in a release.

"These high speeds are now being demanded by customers and especially the produce market where the use of tray sealing has increased dramatically in the last 12 months. The increase in speed is due to the interpolating nature of the transfer arms working in conjunction with the in-feed and stepping conveyor allowing for a continuous feed into the seal cycle."

PA explains that the motion control technology also creates a gentler handling process, which could benefit blueberry and cherry packers.

Cherry packers have also seen a large reduction of ‘stalk in seal’ which is a common problem with this product when transferring and sealing on other machines in the market caused by the aggressive movements of the pack on transfer, stepping and sealing.

For more information:
Claire Carless 
Packaging Automation Ltd

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