In an expansion of its Case Packing range, JBT’s Proseal has released the CP4 case packer – apparently able to pack up to 240 trays per minute in certain applications.

The CP4 is equipped to handle a wide variety of case sizes, according to Proseal, and with its footprint designed for efficiency, it is thought to be easy to integrate into high-volume production lines. In turn, advanced features and user-friendly operation can also be implemented.

It is equipped with Proseal’s latest control system and is set to enable intuitive operation and real-time performance monitoring; as such, food producers can promptly address potential issues to increase productivity and reduce downtime.

Similarly, the machine’s quick-release tooling system is expected to cut down product changeover times to less than a minute. Quick-release conveyors are intended to enable easy belt maintenance.

The Case Packing range is also equipped with Proseal’s ProMotion intelligent tray spacing system, which controls the flow of trays as they are continuously fed into the machine. The CP4 can reportedly handle various pack formats, including A-PET, C-PET, and board trays and pots; fresh produce, protein, snacks, and ready meals are among the products it is set to package.

Furthermore, the technology makes use of Proseal’s spare parts, shared across its tray sealing and case packing range, to promote ease of use and minimal require storage for a range of parts in the production area. This hopes to make sure that the machines are running at the necessary production speeds and reduce interruptions and downtime.

“The launch of the CP4 case packer is a monumental development not just for Proseal, but for the food packing industry as a whole,” said Jon Garner, president of Proseal. “The CP4 advanced features, compact design, and flexibility make it a game-changing solution for food producers seeking to optimize their packaging operations.”

At interpack 2023, Shemesh Automation revealed two of its A-Z turnkey packaging line solutions, while MULTIVAC’s complete processing and packaging lines and solutions from small and medium-sized batches were also on display.

The latter has also produced a new Pouch Loader (MPL) for chamber belt machines. It aspires to improve the efficiency, hygiene, ergonomics, and overall performance of the filling and loading process for film pouches.

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