Newtec’s High Speed Container Filler (HSCF) is a big part of Nordic Greens’ optimised procedures as they aim to utilise the benefits of automation, minimise waste and optimise production performance.
Product care and optimised packing services
Newtec’s HSCF optimises the packing and helps maintain the top quality of the products, in this case fresh tomatoes. Apart from punnets, which are offered both as open and foil wrapped, Newtec’s technology also runs buckets and cups with lids.
As the public relations manager at Nordic Greens Rikke Dybkjær Pedersen explains, "Newtec's HSCF means that production and the various packaging types are streamlined and fully automated compared to before, and the number of employees to handle this process is reduced."
Newtec’s solution is a versatile packing machine that can fill a range of packing containers and offers a touchscreen operation that allows customers to set tailored settings and manage the packing procedure without much human intervention. Its features include flexible dispenser systems and punnet conveyors that offer adjustability.
Quality of products and HSCF automation
"The quality of the product has also improved, as there is less handling compared to manual operations, and therefore the process is more gentle on the tomatoes. The solution is flexible, as we can run several types of packaging simply by changing the settings.’
The main concern about automating the process was how much damage would be done to the tomatoes. The company's solution minimised the risk of spoiled or wasted products, all in one easy-to-use machine that can easily be adapted to fit each customer’s needs.
Newtec’s HSCF offers a tool for each type of container, and changing the settings is easy and convenient, as the machine units are interchangeable. Furthermore, Newtec’s solution is uniform, which means that its all-in-one services are useful to optimise packing procedures through automated processes.
With the additional help of WebServices, a Newtec developed shopfloor control system, directly linked to the machines, the packing solution enables access to remote servicing and production data. This means accuracy of information when it comes to the production process, as well as convenience and cost effectiveness through remote management.
Sustainability in packaging
Sustainability gains increasing importance in the food and packaging sectors, with more and more companies making green practices a primary objective. When asked about this, Nordic Greens’ public relations manager Rikke Dybkjær Pedersen confirms that ‘Sustainability and climate considerations are always high on our agenda in all our phases of production, and we therefore always choose packaging solutions that meet our high standards. This means that we use recycled cardboard and 100% recycled and reusable plastic, although it is not always the cheapest solution.’ Their use of Newtec’s HSCF means less use of plastic, less waste, more speed of operation, and less energy consumption.
Maria Birch Sterregård
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