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Updated: Jul 20, 2021

The Client: Blacketyside Farm

Blacketyside Farm is run by the Todd Family, who have been farming in Fife, Scotland for over 20 years and supply the UK’s major supermarkets with strawberries and raspberries.

The Challenge: Need a faster, more efficient tray sealing machine

A 25% increase in orders for strawberries and raspberries supplied by Blacketyside Farm lead to the requirement for a faster, more efficient tray sealing machine to replace their existing model. As well as allowing different printed film designs on just one size of punnet sealing tool.

Blacketyside Farm installed a Packaging Automation Revolution fully electric high-speed tray sealer machine which is capable of sealing up to 200 packs per minute. PA were also able to programme different recipes for each film design which meant no mechanical adjustments needed for film changeovers.

In their own words: “We were looking for a new heat sealer and PA’s Revolution was the best option. The machine is fast, efficient, easy to use and provides more output than we had before”

The Result: Faster and more efficient sealing.

PA not only increased the speed and efficiency of the tray sealing they also reduced unplanned down time by 90% thanks to the unique pod tooling system.

"PA’s service team are very supportive and are available when we need them over the phone and in person".

Blacketyside Farm

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