Multivac is introducing a range of thermoform machines with an extensive package of innovations. For example, a completely new basic design which simplifies and accelerates the cleaning process - not only for the visible component groups, but also for the internal machinery. Numerous constructive developments and new functions enable a further increase of machine performance, ergonomics and economy. The first model of the range, the high-performance R 535, is available.
For retailers, the shelf remains the key interface with customers. It's here that consumers decide which products to put in their trolleys. 70% of purchasing decisions are made at the point of sale (POS)
Food companies will find it easier to collect required information to meet the legal obligations surrounding the sale of food with a new product information form, launched recently.
Enercon's Super Seal Jr offers a combination of sealing capability, portability and production flexibility from a small footprint. At 76 x 210 x 267 mm it seals everything from the smallest closures to 120 mm wide-mouth containers.
When the adhesive containers are changed at cold-glue labellers, consumption usually shows an initial rise, since the adhesive is not yet at optimum processing temperature. With the Glue Dispenser from KIC Krones, the adhesive is warmed up to processing temperature in the pipes, and then transferred to the container provided. This leads to reduced adhesive consumption when changing the containers at the machine and, due to optimised temperature control, to a consistent adhesive quality. Within about three minutes, the prewarmed adhesive is ready, enabling the machine's operator to bring optimum-temperature containers to the labeller. Due to appropriate automation, handling is very simple.
IBM and OATSystems have announced that they will deliver the joint RFID solutions they have marketed successfully overseas to Australia and New Zealand.
TNA has introduced ROFLO, a distribution system which claims to push product breakage and flavour loss to all-time lows.
The Powersleeve Evolution 4 high-speed shrink-wrap machines implement a floating sheath opening, rotary synchronised multi-blade graduated cutting, transfer of the sleeve by ejection and pre-positioning of the packaging by scrolling (simple, double, turned over or not).
After extensive research into the food tray sealing market, and considering equipment from seven other multinational companies, Packaging Automation's PA182 MAP-F machine was chosen by Eco Smart Technologies, based in New South Wales