Fast MAP tray sealing for meat

The eclipse range of tray sealers has been developed to set new standards for reliability, ruggedness and return on investment in almost any food manufacturing environment in the meat and poultry sector.

PA has eclipse lines installed at a number of poultry packing sites where levels of below 0.5% residual of oxygen are being achieved without the added aid of a costly full vacuum system.

The automatic eclipse SL4 which seals up to 75 packs per minute incorporates PA’s Powerdrive technology which requires zero compressed air for full operation. The technology drives all machine operations through small servomechanisms, giving massive savings when compared to a pneumatic system resulting in significant annual savings and a sizeable reduction in carbon footprint. For higher throughputs the twin lane eclipse TL6 offers up to 200 packs per minute.

All eclipse tooling has been designed to be cheaper, light weight and quick release with water proof heater mats to cope with the hygiene of meat and poultry factories.

All eclipse machines incorporate the Eco-CutTM option and are capable of running film as thin as 17 micron giving a film usage reduction of 20%, while the instant response and accurate synchronisation of the servo-driven film feed system leads to fewer film breakages caused by air pressure variations.

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.