Updated: Jan 5, 2022
The Client: Central Food Services
are a family owned and run company and since 2003 operating as a meat cutting plant and meat preparation processing unit producing raw, frozen value added meat joints and portions for retail outlets in the UK.
The Challenge: Expansion and Growth
When faced with growth through expansion Central Food Services turned to Packaging Automation to help them automate their processes. They were keen to replace their old kit for a more reliable option whilst at the same time increasing throughput.
The Solution: Revolution
With capacity to seal up to six packs at a time giving a maximum output of 150 packs per minute it was clear that the newly launched Revolution, fully electric automatic tray sealer, was the answer.
Using motion control technology to provide high speed output with quick tool changes and incorporating POWERDRIVE technology to eliminate the need for a compressed air supply, it can be used to seal reel fed film to pre-formed trays and can be configured to use MAP-F gas flushing, full MAP-V vacuum and SkinPAC for extended shelf life.
The Result: Increased throughput and factory automation
Central Food Services were the first to use the Revolution tray sealer and have seen a 100% increase in throughputs from their previous sealer and far less downtime.
Andrew Cox , Central Food Services commented; “as this was the first Revolution machine PA had built there was concern over committing to the purchase but I couldn’t be happier with the machine. We have had the machine for almost 8 years now and during this time the Revolution has run really well, we have seen a huge increase in productivity because of the reliability of the machine and the increase in throughputs. The install was seamless and the service from the PA engineers has been second to none, from the team in the office who often can fix problems over the phone and also the team of engineers who offer same day response. PA also offer 24 hour on call engineering support 7 days a week, which in the food industry is very important. I can highly recommend Packaging Automation and their fantastic Revolution tray sealer."