For the first time, leading processing and packaging solutions provider, tna will demonstrate its complete solutions for the snack industry at this year’s SNAXPO exhibition. Through the all-new tna innovation station, a fully interactive experience, visitors can explore tna’s 360-degree capabilities. Here, they can discover all of the features, benefits and specifications for all the individual pieces of tna equipment that make up a complete snack manufacturing line. They can even zoom in for a more detailed view, pan out for an entire production line overview and watch product videos. Alongside on-stand product demonstrations of tna’s most innovative technology, including the tna robag® FX 3ci, tna intelli-flav® OMS 5, tna roflo® HM 3, tna roflo® VM 3 and FOODesign cryo-jet® 5, this enables tna to show visitors how they can make the most of growing opportunities in this booming sector. They will also have the chance to engage with global experts including Mark Lozano, national sales manager – North America and Patrick Avelange, vice president – Americas, to learn more about the company’s specialist integrated solutions.
Single source supplier for snack production
Patrick Avelange, comments: “As the world’s most comprehensive trade show devoted exclusively to the international snack food industry, SNAXPO is always a show we look forward to. tna is no longer just a packaging expert. And this exhibition is the perfect platform for us to demonstrate how our existing and prospective customers can benefit from our expanded turnkey capabilities, giving them the power and control to boost their snack production anytime, anywhere.”
Following the recent acquisitions of FOODesign and Florigo, tna can now offer its expanding global customer base a range of food processing solutions that include batch, continuous and innovative vacuum frying options for healthier, reduced-fat snacks.
Mark Lozano adds: “As consumers seek healthier alternatives with great taste and appearance, snack food manufacturers are looking to create greater appeal by improving the healthfulness of their products. Whether it’s by producing premium snacks or alternative options, such as fruit and vegetable chips, tna’s flexible technology, combined with the expertise of our global team, helps manufacturers meet these growing consumer demands.”
From materials handling, processing, cooling, coating, distribution, seasoning, weighing, packaging, inserting and labelling, metal detection and verification solutions – tna offers it all for snack manufacturers. Experts will reveal the secrets behind controlling snack line efficiency with a single point of control, using advanced integration technology. Covering each and everyone’s needs, visitors will also learn how to get the best out of their system – whether it’s optimizing the frying process, achieving consistent seasoning or even safeguarding product conditions.
In addition, following tna’s latest acquisition of Unique Solutions, a leading provider of value-added inserts and onserts, attendees will learn how this easily integrated technology fits into their packaging lines and boosts business.
An interactive snacking experience
Lozano also said: “We’ve been exhibiting at SNAXPO since 1997, and this year it’s all about allowing our customers to get up close and personal with our products for a truly interactive experience. tna’s innovation station gives visitors the unique chance to explore tna’s entire snack food line – from start-to-finish.”
In addition to the interactive elements already mentioned, visitors to the stand will be able to see the company’s latest spraying solutions for themselves via live product demonstrations. Two display cabinets will showcase the innovative application of oils using tna’s high performance spinning disc spraying technology and variety of options for spray nozzles.
Taking centre stage at booth #441, will be tna’s flagship high speed vertical form fill and seal (VFFS) packaging machine, the tna robag FX 3ci. Visitors will be able to see the equipment in action and discover how tna provides the ultimate flexibility in packaging. Compact, easy-to-clean and designed to package a wide range of snack applications at rapid speeds, this cutting edge system improves performance up to 30 percent in terms of output and reduced number of rejects, while achieving unprecedented throughput rates. While at the stand, attendees can interact with tna experts to learn more about the tna robag’s additional innovative features including the tna intelli-weigh® omega 0314 multi-head twin scale, the patented tna hyper-detect® metal detector and tna intelli-read® bar code verification scanning system. In addition, tna has made it even easier to operate the machine by simplifying the film system. The tna auto-splice® now automatically changes film reels when one is finished, increasing packaging efficiency and product throughput by reducing the need for manual intervention. These are all part of tna’s complete packaging solution for snack manufacturers.
Together with tna’s complete line via the new tna innovation station, manufacturers can also experience some of tna’s most cutting-edge equipment on the stand including:
tna intelli-flav OMS 5: ultimate on-machine seasoning system that can provide both powder flavouring and liquid oil in a single drum to deliver consistent coverage and flavour to your product.
tna roflo HM 3: horizontal motion distribution system designed to minimise product loss with low force operation and total control over speed and direction.
FOODesign cryo-jet 5: Ambient air cooling system for the rapid cooling of baked and fried snack foods using only ambient air.
tna will also present its comprehensive controls integration and SCADA reporting technology in addition to its extensive range of site support, full project management and training services.