Thursday, January 07, 2010

Proseal Launches Tray Sealers At Foodex

Proseal is to launch two machines at Foodex, demonstrating the company's ability to offer a tray-sealing solution to meet small-scale production through to the fastest packing lines. The T2 is a hand-operated tray-sealing machine with a manual-feed system, which is capable of up to six cycles a minute. It is suitable for trials or development work, small-scale production or in food shops and delicatessens. The GT3 tray sealer is capable of sealing in excess of 150 trays a minute and is suitable for fast production lines, such as meat products and fresh fruit.

Throughput speeds are maximised due to a three-axis servo-drive tray-transfer system, which can automatically adjust for different tray heights. Another standard feature is Proseal's internet-based secure-gateway connection system that enables Proseal engineers to remotely access the PLC and HMI (touch screen) of each customer's machine from anywhere in the world to provide diagnostic support and implement software modifications.

Other Proseal models on display offer a variety of solutions for different production and throughput requirements. The GTR is a fully portable semi-automatic two-station rotary table tray-sealing machine with automatic film feed and sealing speeds of up to 30 packs a minute. The GT0 is a high-quality, compact, fully automatic tray sealer, while the GT1 and GT2 are both high-speed machines, capable of up to 75 and 90 packs per minute respectively.

The machines are suitable for a range of products including ready meals and convenience foods, fresh produce, bakery products and fish. The company's Auto Tool facility enables tool changes to take place in a matter of seconds. A number of options are available to meet the particular requirements of different applications, including a free-flow gas flush to provide extended product shelf life. A key advantage of the Proseal system is that it does not need to pull a vacuum before flushing and by removing one of the component parts of the sealing cycle, much higher speeds can be achieved.

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