T Wilson and SonsT.Wilson’s fresh carrots packaged on Hayssen Flexible Systems VFFS machine

T.Wilson and Sons (Farmers) Ltd, a family-run business in Merseyside, England, farms a wide variety of high quality fresh produce. In order to pack all their fresh products, T.Wilson relied once again on Hayssen Flexible Systems’ technology, specifically a Simionato Logic vertical packaging machine.

During the Pre-Dispatch Inspection, Rob Wilson explained his decision to buy the Logic bag maker, “I need a machine that is easy to use and when switched on, it just works. This is what I will get with the Simionato Logic 35 bagger. It is a simple machine, versatile and long lasting.”Logic VFFS

The customer’s existing weighing system feeds the Hayssen vertical packaging machine with fresh carrots. The carrots then fall into a custom-made cone and a forming tube. The tube has a shatterproof mechanism, which eliminates any problems related to film breakage during the product flow.

For additional information on all products, visit the website www.hayssen.com.

 

MercaSID is a Dominican company, dedicated to offering the best products for family, home and industry. Founded in Santo Domingo in 1937 as SID – Sociedad Industrial Dominicana – a company committed to producing cooking vegetable oils, through the years it expanded its array of offerings by introducing new varieties of oils, margarine and detergents. MercaSID S.A. started off in 1999 when SID merged with large Dominican food producing company Mercalia, S.A.

Currently, the company is partnering with global market leading brands and its portfolio includes a variety of goods across several industries such as agro-industrial products, citric fruits, cattle & meat product processing, water processing, and floriculture.

As the business is continuing to grow, MercaSIDMercaSid Logo has decided to launch “Plum Cake” as a new product to complement its existing range. The company has just recently bought and started up a brand new Plum Cake processing line at the end of which it has installed a state-of-the-art automatic “Plum Cake” packaging line from Schib, a Hayssen Flexible Systems company.

Ms. Ligia Bonetti Du-Breil, President of MercaSID, and Mr. Osvaldo González, Purchase Manager, have found the Italian HFFS equipment manufacturer Schib to be the most reliable partner for them, in light of  Schib’s proven expertise in the bakery industry.

Schib team members join to declare “We have been proud to support MercaSID with this new project in the bakery field and we are excited for the growth of their market share”.

The Schib automatic packaging line at MercaSID is capable of running up to 300 packs per minute.

It features a tilting system for the distribution of the incoming rows of products. This module, that comes complete with a product aligning system, sees to separating, aligning and distributing the Plum Cake rows that arrives from the processing line. After this station, a suitable conveying system that includes a 90° curve advance the Plum Cakes towards an electronic in-line feeder that regulates the product flow and feeds a servo driven flow wrapper. A Rockwell Allen-Bradley platform controls the entire packaging cycle.

 

MOLINO ANDINO S.A. headquartered in La Paz is a large Bolivian producer of Flours and Pasta who has been present on the market for over 35 years. Molino Andino purchased its first wheat flour mill in 1978. In 1999 Molino Andino started to diversify its offerings by acquiring its first pasta processing lines and the company has been steadily expanding its output since. In 2010, Molino Andino decided to enter the bakery business by purchasing a processing line for panettone and muffins and it is currently installing another two state-of-the-art biscuit lines as well as one wafer line in a plant of over 7000 m2.

In view of major growth, MOLINO ANDINO S.A. is now further expanding by creating ALIMENTOS AGUA CLARA S.A. that will start its operations in June, 2015 in the new Santa Cruz site.  To improve efficiency in its packaging division at the historic plant of La Paz, as well as to freshly equip the new Santa Cruz plant, MOLINO ANDINO has completely relied on SCHIB – HAYSSEN FLEXIBLE SYSTEMS technology.

Carlos Gutierrez Vega, Managing Director of Molino Andino, affirms that he made the decision of contracting Schib because of the excellent reputation Schib enjoys in South America.  Schib, an Italian-based manufacturer, is very well known and appreciated for both the high quality of its equipment and the careful after-sales service it offers to the customer base.  Schib Sales Director Elvio Corato adds, “Culminating a constant field work, Schib is now acquiring this important job order that includes various primary and secondary packaging lines for wafer and panettone as well as for biscuits and crackers in pile and on edge.”

Schib’s lines dedicated to on-edge collations of products are ideal for packaging biscuits, crackers, and cookies on edge, assuring that the product is gently handled and yet offering total control of the slug throughout the packaging cycle. A 90° feeder takes the products on edge, either manually or automatically fed, and transfers them into the in-feed chain of the flow pack machine.  At this point, the collations of products are supported and transferred to the end seal head.  5-axis servo control, automatic film splicing, photocell for print registered films, and No Product – No Bag function complete the line configuration. Speeds up to 120 packs per minute. For more details, visit Schib’s website.

 

N&C Building Products based  in Stoke-on-Trent in Staffordshire, produces various Nicobond products for the  building trade in the UK. Nicholls and Clarke is currently using an integrated Simionato Logic system, complete with 2 augers to pack their brand  of tile grout. N&C is a long established builder’s merchant, established in  1875, and now provides over 60,000 building products to various trade professionals around the UK.

The Logic intermittent motion packaging  machine is highly flexible and can pack a range of bag types, such as doy, quad pack and pillow pack. N&C Building  Products’ packaging line system has been installed with a twin auger feed system with supporting  gantry, which has been specifically designed to fit their unique requirements.  For this particular system, both augers load two different types of grout,  which produce a bag with mixed product.

The system is capable of mixing two  different products of specific weights, with the option to pack either one or two products.
Michelle  Crayton, Production Manager at N&C Building Products, explained their  recent purchase, “We decided to purchase the Simionato system because we were  looking for a machine suitable for our packaging requirements that would fit in  our budget. We are confident that we will always have great support.”

N&C Building Products’ Simionato system is currently packing  1kg, 2.5kg, 5kg and 10kg block bottom bags of tile grout in various colours in their factory in Stoke-on-Trent

 

Giant Snacks of Wahpeton, North Dakota prides itself in offering  the largest (hence the name ‘Giant Snacks’) sunflower seeds for its customer base. Specializing in roasting and packaging high-quality in-shell sunflower  seeds, in-shell pumpkin seeds, and corn snacks, Giant Snacks offers multiple  flavors including Dill, Salt & Pepper, Bacon Ranch and Kettle Roast (a  lower sodium sweet flavor). Sunflower seeds are sold to consumers in 3-oz,  5-oz, 5.75-oz, 9-oz and 12-oz with easy resealable pour spout bag sizes.

To process and package more than 3.5 million pounds of sunflower seeds each year, Giant Snacks  operates two twelve-hour shifts, five days a week. Working with  HayssenSandiacre, Giant Snacks recently purchased a Novus VFFS bagger to expand  their packaging line. Giant Snacks previously purchased Ultima VFFS systems for their  products and are happy with the performance and durability. This led them to  look at HayssenSandiacre’s newest model, the Novus continuous motion bagger to  increase throughput speeds.
“Quality assurance  is important throughout the production process to make sure shells are not  broken or dirty, are firm and do not have a limp texture. All packages are  nitrogen flushed to assure shelf freshness,” says Al Engstrom, Giant Snacks plant manager. Just as quality is important in selecting and packaging the  seeds, fully automating its five integrated packaging lines was a priority to  increase productivity.

Sunflower seeds are fed into Yamato series scales as part of the  HayssenSandiacre Ultima ST form-fill-seal machines or the Novus continuous motion form-fill-seal. After  sealing, the package runs through a metal detector, followed by robotic pick  and place case packer. The cases are bar coded with the product type, size,  date code, time packed and who packed it. Cases are then sealed and distributed all over the U.S.

 HayssenSandiacre is proud to be part of Giant Snacks’ operations as  they continue to grow. The exceptional taste of Giant sunflower seeds goes  back to 1958, when Bob Schuler began selecting the best-tasting sunflowers for  his customers. Dedication to quality is still top-priority and Giant Snacks  remains a family-owned company.

 

Park Cake Bakeries Choose Logic to Package Micro Bites

The Park Cake Bakeries,  based in Oldham, UK, has opted for a Logic C system with indexed infeed conveyor to pack their retail quad packs of micro  bites.  The Park Cake Bakeries is using the Logic C system to produce small guilt-free pillow packs,  their Father’s Day pack and quad packs for their Food on the Move.

Chris Biddle, Engineering Manager at Park Cake Bakeries explains  his decision to choose the Logic system, “We were keen to get production  started as quickly as possible, so the fact that HayssenSandiacre could  offer us a machine with a quick delivery was a key factor in our decision  making process.”

“We needed a machine that could produce various bag types and with excellent sales advice, we found a machine that fit all our  requirements.”

The  Logic C vertical packaging machine is available with a range of different options, such as gas flushing, euro slot, anti-static system and much more

 
British Bakels

British Bakels

HayssenSandiacre’s twin tube intermittent packaging machine produces readymade piping bags, using its specially modified jaws, set at 45 degrees. The Twin machine doubles the production output, whilst reducing floor space compared to two single machines. Each side of the Twin machine can work independently, allowing total flexibility on pack sizes and weights.

Individual dosing pumps mounted on each side of the bag maker, feed the required dose directly into the bags via the forming sets. Finished bags are discharged via two variable speed conveyors. Controls for both the printers and bag maker are conveniently located in one area, allowing for more efficient usage.

Twin TG250

Twin TG250

British Bakels Ltd is an existing customer of HayssenSandiacre and already owns a TG250L purchased in 2004, which is currently being used to pack their range of cake mix products.

Simon Dawson, Engineering Team Leader at British Bakels Ltd, explains British Bakels Ltd’s reasons for choosing HayssenSandiacre, “We were very impressed with HayssenSandiacre’s TG250LFT, particularly its capabilities to produce our ready-made piping bag. This machine was ideal for packing our product. We have worked with HayssenSandiacre previously and we felt confident that they would manufacture a machine to suit all our requirements and we have not been let down.”

 

Nature's Choice Foods

Nature’s Choice Products in Johannesburg, South Africa has invested in a HayssenSandiacre Novus 350 machine for their frozen vegetables factory.

“Having worked with HayssenSandiacre since 2006 and currently utilising 4 vertical Form Fill Seal bag makers from HayssenSandiacre, it was a natural decision for Nature’s Choice to choose the Novus to meet their expanding business needs,” Lloyd Mitchell CEO of Nature’s Choice commented.

“We have been looking to increase our packaging capacity for a number of months. When HayssenSandiacre informed us that they had a fully stainless steel Novus, high speed machine at the ProPak Africa show in Johannesburg in early March 2013, it helped us to make a quick decision to take the opportunity and buy the machine. The show finished on the Friday and by Sunday the machine was in our factory producing filled packs.”

Nature’s Choice Products are one of Southern Africa’s largest growers, processors and packers of IQF Vegetables and French Fries.

 

Packaging Digest’s March issue had an article about sticking to strategic plans that is very relevant in this economic climate. It begins with the question, “The Market is always speaking to businesses, but is their leadership listening?”

The article describes the journey of Delkor Systems, which manufactures cartoning and end-of-line packaging equipment. When the economy started to tank in 2009, Delkor took a risk by tripling its research and development budget. They noticed that there was an increased demand for flexible packaging options—machines that serve multiple purposes and can do many things. Delkor put out “eight entirely new packaging machines in 2011… and more than doubled new machinery revenues.”

It’s interesting to see an example of a packaging company not only surviving but thriving in an economy where it sometimes seems impossible to maintain success. The bottom line is about putting effort into creating a solid, unified strategic plan—one that LISTENS and RESPONDS to the market’s needs—and sticking to it.

Original article source:
http://dc.cn.ubm-us.com/i/58224/27

 

Coreless bathroom tissue is a laudable goal in terms of cost savings and environmental friendliness. Converters save on raw material, material handling, and inventory cost, and tons less is thrown away when there is no core. However, there are practical limitations in terms of winding, cutting, packaging, and shipping coreless rolls that are acceptable to consumers. A step in the right direction that is more easily put into production (and transparent to the consumer) is the use of single ply cores. The process of making single ply cores is distinct from multi-ply core making and relies on a few essential principles. The foundation is to use raw materials (coreboard and glue) that are designed for single ply. No core winding machine will wind a single ply cores efficiently without appropriate raw materials. As far as the core winder, the single ply process demands tighter control of temperature, tension, web guiding, and glue application pressure. PCMC core winders were designed with this control in mind and are running single ply in production every day. Beyond the core winder, there are considerations for the rest of the converting line: nothing insurmountable, but subtle equipment differences can have a big impact on converting productivity when single ply cores are used.

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