A complete fresh produce packing line solution will form the centrepiece of Proseal’s stand at this year’s Fruit Logistica, held on 8–10 Feb in Berlin, Germany.
The company will showcase its Proseal 3 Tier fresh produce line, featuring its market leading GT2s tray sealer and CP3 case packing machine, which is capable of filling, sealing and packing up to 120 trays per minute. Also on display from the JBT Packaging Group will be examples of modular software packages for all packaging operations from Auto Coding Systems (ACS).
In addition, the stand will display other developments from parent company JBT in fresh cut and catering products, packaging and labelling, and post-harvest products and solutions, including its latest S-Series Bin Scrubber System.
The Proseal 3 Tier line provides a complete solution for the fast and efficient filling, sealing and packing of trays. Alongside the Proseal GT2s and CP3, it features an ergonomic unsorted product delivery conveyor, empty box removal conveyor and modular product delivery conveyor with integrated soft touch accumulation for pause free product feed. Ergonomic user-friendly workstations integrate intelligent scales and waste product management.
The Proseal GT2s combines a compact design with high-speed production, sealing trays at speeds of up to 120 atmospheric packs per minute with a six-impression tool. The machine has the capability to handle different materials such as board and pulp with no modifications necessary, enabling packers to switch more easily to new pack formats without an additional and costly investment. A rapid tool change minimises downtime to further enhance the machine’s flexibility.
To help fruit growers meet the stringent quality requirements of the retail sector, Proseal’s Eseal technology delivers significant seal reliability. This, combined with the company’s advanced gas flushing techniques, ensures that products reach the consumer in the freshest condition possible, maintaining quality and minimising food waste.
Matching the speed of the GT2s, the Proseal CP3case packaging machine offers efficient power consumption and a compact footprint. It can also handle a wide variety of pack formats, including trays and pots, in different materials. Auto tool technology enables fast and easy changeovers, while Quick Release (QR) conveyors allow swift removal and replacement to speed up and simplify cleaning and maintenance.
“We believe that our CP is the world’s most flexible case packer, with its ability to pack multiple formats into multiple case sizes and with quick tool change enabling changeovers to take place in the fastest possible time,” commented Eddie Holmes, product line technical director of Proseal.
“Coupled with the high performance of our proven GT2s tray sealer in our 3 Tier line, we now offer fresh produce growers and processors the ability to maximise efficiencies and throughput with no compromise on product or pack quality.”
ACS’s software packages provide centralised monitoring and control for both upstream and downstream equipment, from sealing, coding, and inspection of the primary pack to case packing, labelling and final pallet labelling. This minimises coding and packaging errors and improve overall efficiency. The systems also offer a variety of value-added benefits such as data capture and inspection reporting for line performance assessment and compliance requirements.
The JBT S-Series Bin Scrubber features an innovative mechanical cleaning operation that delivers far greater efficiency than rival systems. A sophisticated three stage water filtering system recycles used water in order to minimise water consumption. Designed for both existing bin lines and stand-alone offline systems, the Bin Scrubber is capable of cleaning up to 48-inch high bins at up to 180 bins per hour.