Reliable ready meals
Ready meal manufacturer Rowan Foods has replaced some of its older equipment with machines from tray sealing specialist Proseal to maintain reliable production.
From the installation of three Proseal PR30 machines in the late 1990s, which are still in operation to this day, Wrexham-based Rowan Foods now has an additional 23 Proseal tray sealers, comprising GT1, GT0 and GTR models, to support the company’s production of ready meals.
The company recently turned to Proseal when the servos failed in seven older machines from a different supplier, which were no longer being supported and therefore were unable to function. It also incorporated some of the latest improvements into its older pre-owned models.
“We knew that Proseal’s machines were of the highest quality from the fact that some of our PR30 machines are still in operation in our factory after 20 years and if maintained and serviced annually will be for some time yet. They just keep on working with great reliability,” said Rowan Foods’ Engineering Department.
“So, when our other supplier’s tray sealers became obsolete, causing a huge problem for us, we knew we could turn to Proseal for a trusted solution. We’ve not been disappointed. Our Proseal machines are providing us with outstanding quality as well as a really impressive range of new features.”
According to Proseal, technical advances in its tray sealers include the E-seal technology which ensures seal reliability to meet the stringent quality requirements of the food sector, and ProMotion, a continuous motion tray infeed system which can increase the speed of a tray sealer by up to 30%.
At Rowan Foods, some of the tray sealers are in operation 22 hours a day, seven days a week, producing up to around 60 packs per minute depending on tray size and type.
“We were delighted to have been able to help Rowan Foods out of a tricky situation, getting the best possible sealing machines installed in a very short space of time to replace the company’s original equipment,” said Proseal Project Engineer Carl Cryer.
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