SL6 tray sealer for 2 Sisters

A long established relationship with the Willand site of the 2 Sisters Food Group, sealed the deal for Packaging Automation with the hire of an in-line high speed tray sealer. The eclipse SL6 single lane machine is currently used to heat seal high oxygen MAP packs which are part of their poultry range supplied to major retailers. 2 Sisters are a major diversified European food company supplying poultry, fish, chilled, bakery and frozen products to the retail, food service and food manufacturing sectors.

The SL6 is a high throughput machine capable of sealing up to 100 packs per minute and has provided 2 Sisters with cost and environmental benefits combined with greater efficiency, minimum downtime and a consistent seal on all packs. For flexibility and long term value the eclipse SL6 can be easily converted to a twin lane machine to give speeds of up to 200 packs per minute. To save on critical downtime, tool changeovers on the eclipse tray sealers can be done manually in two minutes as a result of an inbuilt tool loading system. The ingenious top tool comprises single impression removable cartridges to enable continued operation during repairs and routine maintenance. Quick release cutting blades on these allow for replacement in seconds and spare cartridges are supplied to enable full capacity operation at all times.

Geoff Pugsley Production Manager at 2 Sisters says “Packaging Automation continue to be a very professional and an efficient company to deal with. They have the ability to react quickly and supply machinery on very short lead times. I have been involved with them for over 20 years and they continue to be my preferred choice when ordering machines.”


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.