PROSEAL SHOWCASES LATEST INNOVATIONS18-Jul-2018
Proseal’s commitment to continual new product development and its market-leading position in the supply of equipment for the fast and efficient packing of soft fruits will be underlined by the company’s latest solutions on show at this year’s Fruit Focus.
The tray sealer specialist will demonstrate its new Quick Release (QR) Cartridge Tool to minimise unplanned downtime and one of its most recent high speed fully automatic tray sealers, the GT4s.
The Proseal QR Cartridge Tool enables any tool to be quickly and easily removed and replaced in the event of a problem. All the elements that might need attention are contained within the cartridge, meaning repairs and adjustments can be carried out offline while the tray sealer continues to operate, thus ensuring that downtime is minimised and overall throughput maintained.
The QR Cartridge joins Proseal’s existing QR Conveyor, which features a modular design that allows individual sections of the infeed and outfeed conveyors to be removed for maintenance and cleaning.
The Proseal GT4s tray sealer is part of the S series of machines that have been designed for fruit packers with more uniform pack requirements, such as atmospheric, gas flushing and hermetic shrink sealing.
The machine features a compact space-saving design with high throughput and rapid tool changes, offering speeds of up to 210 atmospheric packs per minute with an eight impression tool.
The rugged and hygienic construction is food industry approved and incorporates washdown protection. A user-friendly menu driven control panel with step-by-step prompts, error and status displays, and batch pack counter, ensures ease of set-up.
The GT4s incorporates several proven Proseal-developed features that help to maximise performance, reliability and efficiency. The company’s pioneering E-seal® technology ensures excellent seal reliability to meet the stringent quality requirements of the food retail sector. It provides an increased seal force of 600% while achieving a 92% reduction in energy usage to deliver valuable cost savings and sustainability benefits.
In addition, ProMotion, which increases throughput using following motion and intelligent buffering technology, enables trays to feed continuously into the sealer without stopping, helping to improve speeds by up to 30%.