PA exhibit at Gulfood

At Gulfood 2014 Packaging Automation will be exhibiting two machines from its latest range of fully electric flexible tray sealers designed to seal film, foil or board lids to plastic, foil or board trays. PA’s range of equipment caters to the needs of all food producers from the artisan to the multi-national with production speeds from 15 packs per minute to 150 packs per minute.

PA will be demonstrating two machines from its Powerdrive Range, the eclipse R and the eclipse SL4. The eclipse R is the most versatile, robust and simple to use tray sealer in the marketplace. This is a hand turned rotary table machine, which is also available with an automatic push button operated table. Available to hire as well as purchase, it is particularly suited to small to medium sized businesses that require flexible, low cost tray sealing technology.

The fully automatic eclipse SL4 tray sealer is a small footprint machine capable of sealing up to 75 packs per minute. It incorporates Packaging Automation’s unique modular tool design which allows for ultra quick tool maintenance when needed and cutting blade changes in under 30 seconds, the unique silicon mat heaters with inbuilt thermocouples offer extended life over other heating methods, meaning the SL4 has the quickest return on investment for this size of machine available in the market place.

Both machines incorporate PA’s PowerdriveTM technology and therefore require no compressed air to operate. Their ultra low energy requirements enable food producers to demonstrate a real commitment to environmental issues, while delivering tangible improvements to the bottom line.

Packaging Automation prides itself on its service support and back-up and through our partner Al Lamaan Trading based in Dubai we can continue to offer world class service and support to all our Middle East customers.

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.