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Packaging Automation Ltd

June 02
22:02 2015

PA have extended their eclipse range of tray sealing machinery and launched the eclipse 240, a fully electric high speed linear conveyor platen machine, ideal for sealing sandwich skillets.

Featuring PA’s Powerdrive™ technology, the eclipse 240 is a fully electric machine and operates without using any compressed air, therefore offering savings of up to 98% of the running costs of conventional pneumatically operated tray sealers. The seal force has been increased by 300% compared to pneumatic systems however PA’s novel technology allows the tool lift mechanism to be deactivated during the seal process therefore significantly reducing the energy usage.

The eclipse 240 is available to buy or rent with free engineering cover for parts and labour on one of PA’s competitive hire deals.



Packaging Automation Ltd was established in 1963 and is a leading UK manufacturer of tray sealing and pot filling and sealing machinery.

PA can offer customers a tray sealer or pot filler for a wide range of applications in the food industry including fresh produce packing such as salad, tomato, strawberry and soft fruit packing, fish, seafood, meat and chicken packing (including vacuum packing and skin packing), ready meal sealing and packing, sandwich skillet sealing and pot or tub denesting, filling and sealing for puddings and sauces.

Full packing lines can be specified and installed to include tray denesting, conveyoring, tray filling, film sealing including modified atmosphere packing (MAP) facilities. Foil tray sealing as well as plastic tray sealing can be accommodated on all machines as standard.

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