TNA has provided its long-term partner Burts Snacks with a high-speed seasoning and packaging system, seeking to achieve maximum throughput and flexibility for its crisps packaging process.

This system aims to fit in with Burts’ twenty-four-hour operations over six days a week, as well as its range of bag sizes and multipacks and the production of over 100 SKUs. It is designed for simple setup and operations and aims to accommodate for the variety within Burts Snacks’ product range.

While the intelli-flav OMS 5 directly seasons products above the packaging system, reportedly completing changeovers between flavoured products in under three minutes, the robag high-speed bag maker – which TNA claims to have the shortest vertical product transfer from scale to pack in the world – and the twin roflo distribution lines expect to minimise product rejects and maximise output. Operators can reportedly switch between packaging sizes on the same packaging line with ease using lightweight formers.

“As one of the UK’s fastest growing snack companies we were recently acquired by EuropeSnacks, and we place a huge emphasis on choosing the right suppliers that can contribute to our success,” said John Joseph, Operations Director at Burts. “Since the Burts’ first seasoning and packaging system in 2006, TNA has been a valuable partner in the company’s growth. The recent installation demonstrates the continued strength of our partnership as TNA delivers unrivalled speed, performance, and reliability.”

“Burts has a true passion for delivering the highest product quality and living up to their promise of creating ‘real taste, proper crunch’,” added James Hosford, regional solution specialist (processing) at TNA. “We are proud to be their partner in achieving this goal, and from high-speed, high-quality packaging to the perfect amount of seasoning behind each bite, we are committed to exceeding expectations at every level of production and consumer experience.”

TNA’s robag 3e vertical form-fill-seal packaging system was unveiled back in 2021, claiming to offer packaging manufacturers simple operation, service, and maintenance. Its auto-splice 3 – designed to automatically join a new film to an expiring film roll without interruption and address labour shortage concerns – was revealed as a complementary system last year.

Ishida Europe also produced the INSPIRA Box Motion vertical form fill seal (VFFS) bagmaker, which claimed to lower costs and increase flexibility in the operation process for snacks manufacturers.

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