June 4, 2018 By PrintAction Staff
Point Five Packaging, a supplier of modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) equipment and packaging solutions for various food industry sectors, has introduced the P5-RM Semi-Automatic Seal System. Designed for food production or packaging environments, the machine can be configured for sealing trays or cups using Modified Atmosphere packaging (MAP), vacuum skin packaging (VSP), or seal-only packaging.
Stand alone, self-contained, and portable, the P5-RM can be tailored to suit a range of customer needs, explains the company. The manual rotary table is described as cutting cycle times and optimizing output as it enables sealing, loading and unloading to occur simultaneously. The operator loads pre-filled containers into the machine and manually rotates the table under the seal head; while the seal head engages to seal, MAP or VSP the containers, the operator readies the second nest plate with product. Upon completion of the seal cycle, the operator rotates the table again and repeats the cycle. The P5-RM can be combined with system conveyors, fillers and depositors for an automated cell.
The P5-RM can produce up to 28 sealed containers, 20 MAP trays and 16 VSP trays per minute, according to Point Five Packaging, adding that seal head changeover can be performed in under five minutes, and a PLC colour touchscreen interface enables product setup, storage of up to 99 unique recipes, and multiple language selection. The machine handles film widths up to 14.5 inches (370 mm) and tray depths up to 5.5 inches (140 mm). Film sealing, MAP and vacuum skin packing can all be achieved on the same seal head, it adds.
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