Fully electric sealer for strawberries

When Yorkshire based E. Oldroyd and Sons, a producer and packer of high quality fruit and vegetables needed to increase capacity to cope with the demand for their strawberries they turned to PA for a new eclipse SL4 tray sealer. Due to the seasonality of the product the machine was hired initially, but it has been such a success they have now decided to purchase the SL4.

The in-line, fully electric SL4 is a small footprint machine capable of sealing up to 75 packs per minute that can reduce an end user’s running costs by up to 90 percent.

The machine incorporates PA’s Powerdrive technology which, unlike the pneumatic/electric hybrids currently on the market, requires zero compressed air for full operation. With all systems driven directly by small servomechanisms, the running costs and environmental impact can be as low as eight percent of an equivalent pneumatic system, while still achieving the same high standards of versatility -and sealing performance.

James Hulme from Oldroyds said “We approached PA after a recommendation from Mockbeggar the Kent based soft fruit group. After meeting with PA we were highly impressed with the support and service they offered so the deal was made”.

He continued, “The machine has proved to be reliable, easy to use and we are now in the process of purchasing the machine”.

Background

Packaging Automation Ltd was established in 1963 and is a leading UK manufacturer of tray sealing and pot filling and sealing machinery.
PA can offer customers a tray sealer or pot filler for a wide range of applications in the food industry including fresh produce packing such as salad, tomato, strawberry and soft fruit packing, fish, seafood, meat and chicken packing (including vacuum packing and skin packing), ready meal sealing and packing, and pot or tub denesting, filling and sealing for puddings and sauces.
Full packing lines can be specified and installed to include tray denesting, conveyoring, tray filling, film sealing including modified atmosphere packing (MAP) facilities. Foil tray sealing as well as plastic tray sealing can be accommodated on all machines as standard.
PA also has experience in the medical and consumer goods sectors offering machinery for blister packing a wide range of products.