UK-based Ishida Europe has launched a high-performance split dual-line tray sealer for packing fresh food into trays.
The company said the sealer can simultaneously handle two different tray types and sizes, each packed to the specifications of a different brand or manufacturer.
The device can handle 250 packs a minute of ready meals, salads or meat and poultry products. The twin lane lines deliver roughly twice the throughput of single lanes but with a reduced footprint significantly saving factory space, Ishida said.
The SDL model is capable of weighing, filling, tray sealing, label reading, foreign body detection, label inspection, seal testing and case or crate packing for top sealing trays. The machine can change gas compositions quickly and ensure packs are gassed precisely for modified atmosphere packaging.
The tray sealer is equipped with label inspection technology that allows to detect incorrect labelling or misplaced labels at an early stage and to avoid costly batch rejections.