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Proseal Tray Sealer Enables Outstanding Throughput

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Proseal Tray Sealer Enables Outstanding Throughput

Proseal Tray Sealer Enables Outstanding Throughput
February 12
10:03 2018

A tray sealing machine from leading specialist Proseal is enabling faster-than-ever line speeds at fruit packer ASF- Salford Priors Packhouse. As well as helping the company to reach an impressively high speed of 260 berry packs per minute, the Proseal GT6sXTwin with a mega infeed system also provides many other excellent benefits.

An extremely fast tray sealing machine is essential for ASF- Salford Priors Packhouse to meet its demanding production requirements, and to ensure that the quality and freshness of the berries can be maintained for as long as possible.

Before they are sorted into punnets and seamlessly fed into the Proseal GT6sXTwin tray sealer, the berries are sorted and filled by weight into punnets by the latest equipment from BBC Technologies – which then sends a continuous high-volume stream of product through for filling into the punnets.

Once the punnets are filled and weighed, they travel down a ‘soft-touch’ buffering conveyor that helps to slow them down as they approach the tray collation station. At the same time, the packs are cascaded, allowing for a smoother switch from single-lane to the two-lane format of the Proseal machine.

Proseal GT6sXTwin

The GT6sXTwin is the latest addition to Proseal’s ‘S’ range of tray sealers, which combine precise sealing with high speeds. User-friendly and efficient, models in the ‘S’ range are specifically designed for products for which atmospheric sealing, or simple but accurate gas flushing, is required.

The machine is capable of sealing up to 260 atmospheric packs per minute with a 16-impression tool.  In addition to fresh fruit applications, this also makes the GT6sXTwin system ideal for a many other sectors such meat and poultry, and ready meals.

The tray sealer features a number of Proseal-developed features that maximise performance, reliability, and efficiency. For example, ProMotion increases throughput with following motion and intelligent buffering technology that enables trays to feed continuously into the sealer without stopping. This can improve speeds by up to 30%.

Rugged and Hygienic

Like all Proseal machines, the GT6sXTwin offers a rugged and hygienic food industry-approved construction, with washdown protection. A user-friendly menu driven control panel with step-by-step prompts, error and status displays and batch pack counter ensures easy set-up. Furthermore, Proseal’s established ‘Auto Tool’ connection system enables tool changes to be carried out in around five minutes, while downtime is further minimised by the use of quick-change conveyor belts and an auto-lock film reel holder.

“We have been very pleased with the high-quality seal that the Proseal machine produces, and also with the machine’s many other features that make it perform so well,” comments Ionut Tirziu at ASF- Salford Priors Packhouse. “As well as this, it’s very easy to use and maintain, which is a big bonus.”

Ionut Tirziu adds: “Above all, speed is the key feature we look for in a tray sealer, both because it enables us to meet our production targets and ensures the berries are as fresh as possible when they reach the shelf. For this reason, we are obviously very happy with the GT6sXTwin, which has allowed us to reach line speeds we had never reached before.”

Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, Proseal is now established as the UK market leader in the design and manufacture of tray sealing solutions, with a strong reputation for the quality and technical innovation of its equipment. The company has an in-depth understanding of the stringent production requirements of the food sector, and is also known for the high level of after-sales service it provides.

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