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.


The UK’s leading supplier of dried fruits, nuts and seeds, Whitworths, has recently purchased Hayssen Flexible Systems’ Novus VFFS continuous motion packaging machine. This is the second machine that Whitworths has purchased in the space of 12 months.

Whitworths was established 125 years ago in the UK and is a widely recognised brand, offering products for snacking, as well as baking purposes. The company started off as a flour producer and throughout the years has expanded to producing dried fruit and nuts.

Whitworths’ first machine was purchased to improve the output at which Whitworths was packing bags of dried fruits. Due to increased customer demand, Whitworths needed a new machine for their additional nut packing line and decided to opt for another Novus 350. Whitworths has worked with Sandiacre’s intermittent machines for a number of years and has been impressed with the reliability of their machines. During Interpack, they visited the Bary-Wehmiller stand and decided to purchase the Novus demonstration machine on a short lead time.

Whitworths, based in Wellingborough in the UK, was impressed with both the machine layout and the Novus’ flexibility to produce pillow, quad and Doy packs. The machine layout of Whitworths’ machine, allows easier accessibility to the operator interface, thereby enabling the operator to switch between the machine’s different features with ease.

According to Sean Cornes, Engineering Manager at Whitworths, the simplicity and ease of maintenance of the Novus have significantly assisted their production. Sean Cornes, commented, “The Novus machine has helped us to increase our productivity in the packaging of our fruit, nuts and seed products. It is easy to operate and customer support is always available from Hayssen Flexible Systems.”

The Novus VFFS machine is highly flexible and is customised to meet customers’ requirements. The modular assemblies included with the Novus machine help to reduce changeover times, making changing pack styles simple and quick. For more information, please contact sales@hayssen.com.


AtaKey Patates Gida A.Ş., based in Turkey has installed three Novus 350 continuous motion packaging machines in their new french fry factory. Erhan Cansu, Board Member of AtaKey who led up this project was aware of Hayssen Flexible Systems’ impressive track record for successful installations of french fry packaging machines throughout the world. AtaKey’s three Novus 350 baggers are packing 1kg and 2.5kg pillow packs of frozen french fries at speeds of 85ppm and 50ppm respectively.

Hayssen Flexible Systems has a wide amount of experience selling machines in to the Turkish market and ensures customers’ needs are met through local agent Elbak, based in Turkey. The company has installed over 40 VFFS machines in the past two years to the french fry industry, in countries such as USA, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Azerbaijan, South Africa and India.


HayssenSandiacre will be exhibiting at Ishida’s open house event from 23rd to 28th February in Dubai. If you are attending the Gulfood show, this is an opportunity to also see HayssenSandiacre equipment in action at Ishida’s Dubai facility.  In the meantime, check out this video of Ishida CCW integrated with Hayssen Novus, packaging IQF chicken.

Ishida will be  demonstrating their new RV CCW multihead  weigher, working in conjunction with HayssenSandiacre’s Novus 350 pillow pack machine. This particular system is ideal for IQF (Frozen Food)  applications, due to its waterproof qualities, stainless  steel construction, robustness and dependability. Ishida’s equipment and HayssenSandiacre’s Novus can be used for a variety of  applications, like snacks, IQF products, powders, confectionery and fresh produce.

This open house event, which will be held at Ishida’s Dubai office in the Dubai Airport Freezone (DAFZA), will feature a variety of high quality equipment, such as Ishida’s X-Ray and Check-weigher.

Please contact HayssenSandiacre for any further information or to arrange  a visit to Ishida’s open house.


Thiele Technologies, Inc., a leading manufacturer of placing, bagging cartoning, casepacking and palletizing equipment, will promote its latest technology and equipment at the 2014 International Production & Processing Expo, January 28-30, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, GA.  A team of professionals from Thiele will be available in Booth 7539 throughout the show to discuss the company’s complete range of product offerings.


Thiele and SWF have long been recognized as industry standards in the poultry packaging landscape. In addition to Tray and Bliss box forming options, Thiele also offers casepacking and palletizing solutions. Our product lines are customizable and contain a wide variety of solutions to fit your needs, including top load (pick and place) case packers and robotic packing and palletizing.
From case packing and cartoning to bliss and tray and robotics, Thiele has equipment to handle a wide variety of carton and corrugate applications. We’re proud to offer solutions for case erecting, tray forming and sealing, case/tray packing and handling, bundling, cartoning, poly bag inserters and uncuffers.


Our complete system solutions include filling, weighing, packing, sealing and palletizing. We offer high-speed fully automated options, including robotics, as well as low-speed, manual systems to fit any application needs.
The Streamfeeder product line features automation solutions for commercial printing, contract packaging, and mailing and fulfillment. From stand-alone feeding, dispensing and placing units to complete automated systems for collating, batch counting, tip-on/affixing and kit fulfillment, we accommodate a wide variety of industries.


Hudson-Sharp, now part of Thiele, offers complete design and manufacture of plastic bag-making machinery, pouch-making equipment and reclosable packaging solutions. We offer a full line of plastic film converting equipment to make a wide variety of plastic bags and pre-made pouch styles.


About Thiele Technologies, Inc.

Thiele Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Barry-Wehmiller, is a leader in the design, manufacture and integration of high-speed packaging equipment solutions for a variety of industries, including fresh and frozen food, pet food, beverage, brewery, dairy, bakery, pharmaceutical, health and beauty, chemical, horticulture, industrial goods, paper goods, medical devices, and consumer mailing and collating. Its complete range of end-of-line packaging machinery includes placing, feeding, bagging, cartoning, case packing, premade bag and pouch equipment as well as palletizing systems for a broad range of domestic and international markets.


The Lipton Tea Factory in Dubai is producing gusseted and block bottom packs for their loose leaf tea using HayssenSandiacre’s Aura 320LD – a VFFS, intermittent motion machine.

The Lipton Tea Factory has had a long standing relationship with HayssenSandiacre, having purchased HayssenSandiacre’s packaging machinery since 2006. According to The Lipton Tea Factory they have always been impressed with the level of service and quality of machinery offered by HayssenSandiacre. It was, therefore, an obvious choice to purchase another HayssenSandiacre machine.

Lipton’s Project Manager Andy Erena said: “We installed our first HayssenSandiacre packaging machine in 2006 and it has been extremely successful. With the growing demand for loose leaf tea, we needed to be able to produce packs at an output that would meet consumer demand. The Aura 320LD allows us to do so.”

“The machines are very versatile and are capable of producing various pack styles from small gusseted packs to large 5kg block bottom packs with carrier handles. We have always been pleased with HayssenSandiacre’s machinery. They are built to last, reliable and easy to use.”

According to The Lipton Tea Factory, it is producing packs at an approximately 75bpm with its installed 320LD.



Thiele Technologies Expands Global Presence

Markus Haasner and Jean-Sébastien Moglia Join Thiele Technologies

Thiele Technologies is proud to announce the addition of two new European-based sales executives: Markus Haasner and Jean-Sébastien Moglia. Thiele is excited to further invest in developing a more extensive sales and support system for the European market. Specifically, Haasner and Moglia will focus on European customer needs for bag filling and palletizing solutions.

Markus Haasner joined the Thiele team in August of 2012 and is currently based in Germany. He brings with him extensive experience and knowledge of bagging and palletizing equipment, having recently worked for a European-based packaging equipment supplier. Haasner’s territory will include Germany, Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic, Eastern Europe and Asia.

Joining the Thiele team in July of 2012, Jean-Sébastien Moglia is based in France and also offers a substantial background in packaging equipment. Moglia’s territories will consist of Western Europe – including Italy, Greece and Scandinavia, as well as Africa.

“We’re very excited to add Jean-Sébastien and Markus to our team,” says Michele Allamprese, Vice President of Global Business Development at Thiele. “We already have equipment installed in a variety of European locations, but with an office in Belgium, and an experienced and easily available sales team, we’re looking forward to providing better sales and service support to our European-based customers.”

Thiele’s product line offerings range from single machines to complete lines, including weighing, filling, conveying and palletizing. Two of the most popular product offerings in the European market are the Omnistar, an automatic single spout bagger, and the Ultrastar, a double spout bagger. Both are part of Thiele’s Star Series equipment line and include multiple automatic features such as internal sealers, simple-changeover, diagnostic screens and more. A fully functional demo OmniStar has been installed in the Brussels facility to allow visitors an up-close look. Both of these machines have been influential in establishing Thiele’s market-leading position in the US-based pet food industry.

According to Allamprese, “These machines were created with a focus on the European market and are market-compliant. We’ve designed them to meet the specific needs of the most complex applications. With features such as automatic changeover, advanced closing options, high speed capacity and more, we’re excited for our customers to see the benefit these machines can have on their production.” He continues, “We’re thrilled to be bringing new types of quality packaging equipment to the European market.”

Integrated Top Load Casepacker

The ITL 300 is a fully automatic casepacker capable of top loading product into RSC or HSC cases.

Thiele Technologies is proud to introduce the new Salwasser Model ITL 300 Integrated Top Load Case Packer. The ITL 300 is a fully automatic case packer capable of top loading product into RSC or HSC cases. The sleek new design features a low, ergonomic knock down case magazine and a small overall footprint making the ITL 300 ideal for nearly any production line.

The ITL 300 provides flexibility in both machine configuration as well as the variety of products it handles. A variety of pick heads are available including vacuum, mechanical, and combination vacuum/mechanical styles allowing the ITL to accommodate nearly any product. Thiele’s modular design allows for multiple infeed configurations as well as the ability to feed bliss cases or trays into the system. “Simple design improvements make this casepacker reliable and easy to maintain,” says Todd Sandell, VP of Rigid Business Unit at Thiele. Case opening is securely handled using opposed vacuum cups, and positive case transfer is accomplished with servo-driven side belts. Case sealing options include either standard tape or optional hot melt closure. With construction options including dry, wash-down, or caustic wash-down, this case packer fits perfectly into nearly any production environment. The ITL 300 is designed for tool-less changeover, completed simply and quickly with hand crank handles increasing uptime and maximizing production.

A legacy brand of Thiele Technologies, Salwasser was established in 1949 by Fred Salwasser and his sons, Mel and Les. The company initially manufactured a mechanical, automatic carton check-weigher as well as providing machinery service and repair. As markets and needs expanded, so did Salwasser’s product offerings – extending to semi-automatic and then fully-automatic case loaders. In 2000, Salwasser was purchased by SWF Companies. “We are thrilled to introduce a new Salwasser case packer as part of our product line. They’ve always had an industry reputation as dependable and long-lasting machines,” says Craig Friesen, Product Line Manager at Thiele. In 2007, Thiele Technologies acquired Reedley, CA based SWF Companies and proudly continues the tradition of quality equipment Salwasser started over 60 years ago.

“We’re proud to continue the legacy of quality equipment started by Salwasser so many years ago,” says Friesen. “We hope the customers who’ve always purchased Salwasser equipment continue to experience the same satisfaction they always have. Their ideas and designs are classic, but paired with new technology and updated ideas – we believe we’ve made them even better.”

Thiele's New CE 446 Case Erector

Thiele's New CE 446 Case Erector

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — December 20, 2011 — Thiele Technologies is proud to introduce the CE 446, the newest design in their line of durable case erectors. The CE 446 automatically selects, erects, squares, and seals the bottom flaps of regular-slotted (RSC) and half-slotted (HSC) corrugated cases at speeds up to 20 cases per minute.

According to Stephen Kaye, Rigid Product Line Manager, “We’ve combined over 50 years of experience and expertise in case erecting design by using principles from our traditional line of Thiele equipment with design techniques employed by SWF Companies. Building with ideas from both groups, we’ve created not only a more efficient machine, but a more efficient company.”
Changeover can be accomplished in under 3 minutes, maximing production time and increasing throughput. The CE 446 features Allen-Bradley MicroLogix PLC control with diagnostic capabilities, reducing downtime and making the machine simple to operate.
Opposing vacuum cups in the erecting station allow the CE 446 to separate the case as it is erected, effectively breaking the case score lines.
Soft metric design and reduced power consumption make this machine ideal for use worldwide.
About Thiele Technologies
Thiele Technologies, Inc. provides advanced high-speed packaging automation solutions to a variety of industries around the globe, including petro chemicals, fresh and frozen food, pet food, beverage, dairy, bakery, pharmaceutical, medical devices, cosmetics, horticultural, paper goods, consumer mailing and collating, and paint filling. With more than 70 years of service, Thiele leads the industry in the design, manufacture and integration of placing, bagging, cartoning, case packing, bliss and tray erecting, palletizing, and pre-made bag and pouch systems.
Barry-Wehmiller Companies, Inc. is a diversified global supplier of engineering consulting and manufacturing technology solutions in packaging, corrugating and paper converting across a broad spectrum of industries. Barry-Wehmiller’s balanced approach to the market is made possible through nine interactive divisions: Accraply, Inc., a leading manufacturer of automatic labeling and label converting and finishing systems; Barry-Wehmiller Design Group, Inc., a premier supplier of manufacturing automation, facility design, and other engineering consulting services; Barry-Wehmiller International Resources (BWIR), a global provider of business and technology solutions to the mid-market manufacturing domain; FleetwoodGoldcoWyard, Inc., a leading producer and supplier of automated can end and product handling equipment, advanced conveyance technology, palletizers, depalletizers, and process equipment; HayssenSandiacre, a form/fill/seal technologies and services leader for more than 100 years; MarquipWardUnited, Inc., a leading manufacturer of equipment for the corrugated and folded carton industries; Paper Converting Machine Company (PCMC), providing high-performance converting machinery for the global tissue, nonwovens, package printing, and envelope manufacturing industries; PneumaticScaleAngelus, a global provider for filling, capping, can seaming, labeling, and centrifugation; and Thiele Technologies, Inc., a leading producer of placing, feeding, bagging, cartoning, case packing, and palletizing equipment.
In fiscal year 2010, Barry-Wehmiller leveraged a strategic combination of organic and acquisition growth to achieve revenues surpassing $1 billion. Barry-Wehmiller now employs more than 5,500 team members in over 65 locations worldwide.

Eric Johnson, Southwest Sales Executive for HayssenSandiacre

Dan Minor, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at HayssenSandiacre, is pleased to announce the appointment of Eric Johnson to the position of Regional Sales Executive for the Southwest territory. In this role, Johnson will leverage his extensive knowledge and experience in the packaging industry to enhance HayssenSandiacre’s position as a global leader in the design, manufacture and support of flexible packaging equipment.

“I am extremely proud to have Mr. Johnson join the HayssenSandiacre team,” Minor said. “His stature in the market and his strong packaging background will prove valuable in representing our products and services to our customers in California, Utah, Nevada and Arizona.”

With 15 years of experience in medical, food and consumer goods packaging, Johnson has served in various positions, including quality assurance manager and director of sales. He holds an associate’s degree in business from Coastline College.

Based out of Redding, Calif., Johnson will promote sales and support offerings from HayssenSandiacre’s brands of vertical and horizontal form fill seal packaging equipment. “Mr. Johnson’s appointment underpins our commitment to growing our business in the Southwest U.S. region and providing increased levels of support to our existing and ever-expanding customer base,” stated Minor.

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