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Feature focus: On Meypack palletising accessories

 

Meypack palletising accessories

To round off the palletising and depalletising technologies, we supply and integrate corresponding modules such as:

  • Pallet wrapper
  • Stretch hooder
  • Stacking station
  • Pallet labeller
  • Pallet monitoring
Meypack palletising accessories

Meypack palletising accessories

With these accessory options you can get a complete palletising line from one source.

For more information on high-efficiency case palletising, call us on 01473 893990 or by email to [email protected]

SN Innovative solutions: Snacks in stand-up pouches with zipper

 

SN Innovative solutions: Snacks in stand-up pouches with zipper

The task: A market leader for nuts and dried fruits would like to bring out selected specialties to the best point-of-sale. The products are considered healthy snacks for in-between meals and should be sold in appealing stand-up pouches with resealable press-to-close zipper. Great fexibility regarding pouch sizes, product variety and quantity must be guaranteed as well as the inclusion of hygiene and special occupational safety and health regulations.

The SN solution: The horizontal working FM 060 series form, fill and seal pouch machine is tailor designed and constructed for the customer. From the SN auto-splicer, via the thermal transfer printer used in the continuous part of the machine, the digital displays for side seal position and pressure, right through to the easy swivel top seal mechanism: all components are precisely aligned to the needs of the customers. These are quick and easy pouch size change and – as on all SN packaging machines – a very good cleaning possibility are incorporated.

Details: The SN developed auto-splicer reduces the film change to a minimum and material usage. The new film roll is prepared on the cutting and gluing table of the splicer and automatically inserted into the machine as soon as the material of the current reel runs out. The pouch with the splice is detected on the Rotary turret and rejected. The machine continues to work when changing film thanks to the built-in film buffer at full speed, resulting in maximum effciency of the line. The space saving thermal transfer printer positioned at the folding plow transfers the required information (e.g. the expiry date of the product) in the gusset of the pouch. The zipper is inserted into the pouch and film further advanced to the seal stations.

The fine adjustment of the seal position can be done on the fly and can be visualized by means of a digital display. The sealing jaw pressure gauges are also equipped with digital displays and ensure the accurate reproduction of the seal pressure on the film at machine speed. The high performance heat sealing jaws, made of a special alloy, ensure the perfect temperature distribution across the entire seal surface via sophisticated electronics, even at maximum production speed. The side seal is immediately cooled after sealing and the euro hang hole, as well as the tear notches are punched out. The film is then cut into individual pouches and transferred into the 8 station rotary turret.

Special features of the rotary turret:

  • Sensor for the correct position of the pouches in the gripper
  • Electronically controlled flow meter for the nitrogen gas flushing (parameters can be saved in recipe management and easily recalled)
  • Top seal monitoring for the detection of foreign objects in the top seal and rejection of the identifed pouch
  • Exhaust unit on the top seal cleans the sealing jaws between each sealing
  • Easy-swivel top seal unit for easy cleaning of the sealing jaws
  • Automatic rejection of faulty pouches

For more information on high-efficiency pouch packing, call us on 01473 893990 or by email to [email protected]

Feature focus: On Meypack Pallet transport

 

Meypack Pallet transport

The corresponding pallet transport technology is also available to you from Meypack. Simple roller and chain conveyors as well as turning and corner segments are also elements in Meypack’s modular system.  

Meypack Pallet transport

Meypack Pallet transport

For the purpose of transport, the traversing carriage or pallet grippper are also proven modules used to provide a compact solution for your task.

For more information on high-efficiency case palletising, call us on 01473 893990 or by email to [email protected]

SN Innovative solutions: LMS 124 in action: Ehrmann quality in the pouch

 

SN Innovative solutions: LMS 124 in action: Ehrmann quality in the pouch

The international positioned family-owned enterprise Ehrmann is one of the leading dairies with nearly 100 years history. They are known for high quality, naturalness and tradition. For manufacturing, special emphasis is placed on best raw materials, modern processing and comprehensive monitoring. Ehrmann has state of the art production facilities with current proactive maintenance and periodical renovation.

The awarded MONSTER BACKE fruit curd and all favored ALMIGHURT jogurt sorts have been available as a stand-up pouch with center spout for a long time. SN Maschinenbau GmbH was especially proud in providing Ehrmann as the first german dairy with a pouch filler in SN ULTRA CLEAN execution. That execution is FDA, USDA and 3A dairy certified and satisfy to all international requirements for filling of fresh and liquid dairy products. Meanwhile Ehrmann Group is using three SN ULTRA-CLEAN machines.

In 2017 the most powerful LMS 124 SN machine was installed at the facility in Oberschonegg (Germany). It is a quattro machine with the total capacity of 13.200 pouches per hour.

Besides precise filling and high speed the sterility and storage life are the major challenges when filling fresh, liquid dairy products into pouches. This is where SN`s concept is convincing. On meanwhile three SN Ultra Clean FFS machines of the LMS series achieved Ehrmann today has a product shelf life of 60 days.

The automatic hydrogen-peroxide sterilization is integrated in the pouch making process and ensures sterility of the film and spouts. In combination with the state-of-the-art clean-room technology and a dosing system which was developed for aseptic filling, the entire filling process remains clean all time. High value was set at a design to achieve simple cleaning and maintenance: All machine parts, including the filling area, can be cleaned and sterilized without dismantling.

With the series of the LMS 124 we serve the top segment of FFS high performance machines for filling of single serve pouches with spout. It does not matter if you need center or corner spouts, or radiuses or shaped pouches. The LMS machine is modular, flexible and offers many options.

SN ULTRA-CLEAN Technology Highlights

  • Certified according to USDA 3A sanitary standards 23-06
  • Hydrogen peroxide sterilization insures sterility of pouch material and spouts
  • Sterile air filter and laminar flow keeps the filling environment clean
  • CIP and SIP capable dosing fillers allow for a hygienic process
  • Increased production cycles of 72 hours
  • Increased shelf-life of your products 60 days in the cool chain

For more information on high-efficiency pouch packing, call us on 01473 893990 or by email to [email protected]