A radical departure from conventional end-of-line case packing machines, Versapack has beaten off competition from traditional robots to automate end-of-line packaging at apetito.

Frozen food manufacturer apetito chose the Versapack from Quin Systems Ltd to automate its two desserts hand packing lines because it delivers outstanding return on investment. It is simple to operate and set up for different products and case sizes. It’s also faster, more compact and has lower operating costs and maintenance requirements than conventional robotics solutions.

Mike Webb, MD of Quin Systems Ltd was delighted that apetito chose the Versapack. “It was a demanding application, but we knew that our equipment was up to the challenge. Within a week we had a demonstration project running with dummy product and actual cases.”

With a packaging head based upon the Quin Rtheta™ technology, Versapack readily achieves 70 pick and place cycles / minute, far ahead of filling machines or conventional packaging machinery. The specification for each line was just 14 pick and place cycles per minute, well within the capabilities of the Versapack.

The new Versapack packing lines have met all expectations and apetito are planning to extend automation to other meal packing lines with more Versapack machines.

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