Tray sealing and packing line specialist Proseal will be showing two of its latest machine developments at the Fruit Attraction exhibition in Madrid next month, exhibiting on both parent company JBT’s booth (hall 3, booth D12) and its Spanish distributor Haratek’s booth (hall 10, booth F12).
Proseal will showcase its enhanced GTR semi-automatic tray sealing machine and the recently launched CP3™ high-speed fully-automatic case packing system, which will be combined with the proven GT2s high-speed tray sealing machine.
The Proseal GTR now incorporates a new, user-friendly, HMI screen for even easier machine set up and operation, with step-by-step prompts, error and status displays, and a batch-pack-counter to monitor production. Featuring automatic film feed and a high accuracy tool alignment system, the GTR is ideal for smaller scale enterprises and new product development and has the flexibility to handle the various plastic-alternative tray formats currently being introduced, as well as offering a super-efficient gas flushing option for Modified Atmosphere Packaging (MAP).
A significant benefit of the GTR over traditional semi-automatic machines, where the operator has to wait for each tray to be sealed, is that its robust rotary operation means that new trays can be loaded while the previous trays are being sealed. This delivers higher sealing speeds of up to 30 packs per minute.
The Proseal CP3 case packing machine has been developed as the perfect complement to the Proseal tray sealing range. It combines efficient power consumption and a compact footprint with the ability to fill cases at up to 120 packs per minute. Key to this exceptional performance is Proseal’s proven ProMotion™ tray infeed system, which maximises throughput by using following motion and intelligent buffering technology to effectively control the flow of trays, enabling them to feed continuously into the case packer without stopping.
The CP3 can handle a wide variety of pack formats, including but not limited to trays, pots, sandwich packs, bottles and bags. Proseal’s Auto-tool technology enables fast and easy format changes.
Another significant design consideration of the CP machine is that it utilises many components found on GT tray sealing machines as, wherever possible, Proseal has deployed common GT parts to reduce the cost of ownership. In addition, the HMI operator screen has the same touch and feel as the GT range.
This efficient spare parts holding and commonality is an important factor for companies considering venturing into this next phase of automation. This can be further supported by recent addition to the JBT family, AutoCoding Systems, which offers label verification and inspection systems, control and automated line set up, to reduce the risk of costly product recall while seamlessly integrating to existing ERP or planning systems.
The Proseal CP3 is being shown with Proseal’s high speed GT2s tray sealing machine, demonstrating the company’s ability to provide a complete primary and transit packing solution. The GT2s offers a compact space-saving design and rapid tool changes, while delivering a top speed of up to 120 atmospheric packs per minute. Among its many advanced and user-friendly features, Proseal’s unique Eseal® technology ensures the excellent seal reliability that meets the stringent quality requirements of the food retail sector, while delivering effective product protection which extends shelf life and helps to minimise food waste.
Proseal is part of the JBT Corporation family, a leading global technology solutions provider to high-value segments of the food processing industry, committed to providing a service that surpasses customer expectations. JBT will showcase a number of its fresh produce solutions in hall 3, booth D12, such as fresh cut and catering products, packaging and labelling, and post-harvest products and solutions.