With its network of international agents and distributors, Packaging Automation has 55 years of unrivalled sealing expertise. PA support a wide range of customers from the artisan to the multinational, from initial concepts through to installation and beyond.

On stand A-9, PA will be exhibiting the latest patented innovative technology in high speed tray sealing specifically designed for packing all varieties of fruit and vegetables.

On display will be the flexible, fully electric SL4 Motion tray sealer which is just one machine in Packaging Automation’s portfolio that incorporates patented motion control technology. Other products boasting the same technology include the Revolution and Revolution XL machines.

The development of this ‘motion’ technology means trays can be sealed at a higher cycle rate to any comparative machine on the market. Cycle speeds of up to 22 cycles per minute can be achieved in a single lane format. These high speeds are now being demanded by customers and especially the produce market where the use of tray sealing has increased dramatically in the last 12 months. The increase in speed is due to the interpolating nature of the transfer arms working in conjunction with the in-feed and stepping conveyor allowing for a continuous feed into the seal cycle.

There are additional benefits to customers using the motion control technology, there is increased stability of packs on transfer which is much smoother than the traditional method. Product handling is gentler and movement of product inside the tray is reduced with the seamless transfer. Markets benefiting hugely from this are blueberry and cherry packers; with blueberries the machine offers high throughput but minimal movement in the tray thus not losing fruit in the transfer. Cherry packers have also seen a large reduction of ‘stalk in seal’ which is a common problem with this product when transferring and sealing on other machines in the market caused by the aggressive movements of the pack on transfer, stepping and sealing.

These features as well as many more will be demonstrated on the SL4 Motion machine being exhibited at the show.

All of PA’s tray sealing machines have the flexibility to offer all seal formats including atmospheric, gas flushing and skin packing.

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