The wide variety of tray sealing solutions offered by global specialist, Proseal, will be demonstrated by the two models on display at the Polagra Tech Exhibition, on stand 111 in Hall 5.
The company will be showcasing its advanced GTR semi-automatic, rotary machine, ideal for compact efficiency at smaller operations, and its fully automatic, compact, high throughput GT4s, which has now been awarded an MTP Gold Medal ahead of the exhibition.
The Gold Medals are awarded by a jury of experts to products that demonstrate innovation based on superior technology. The Proseal GT4s combines a compact design with fast speeds and rapid tool changes that enable companies to react quickly to meet customer demand, handling atmospheric, gas flushing and hermetic shrink sealed trays at speeds of up to 140 atmospheric packs per minute with a seven-impression tool. The tray sealer is ideal for a variety of applications, including fresh fruit, meat, poultry and ready meals.
Among the GT4s’s many advanced features, ProMotion technology improves speeds by up to 30% using following motion and intelligent buffering technology to enable trays to feed continuously into the sealer without stopping. Eseal® ensures excellent seal reliability with an increased seal force of 200% while achieving a 92% reduction in energy usage to deliver valuable cost savings and sustainability benefits.
As well as its speed and efficiency, the GT4s has been designed for reliable and consistent operation in high-care hygienic food environments. Its rugged food- industry approved hygienic construction provides easy cleaning, with full washdown protection.
A rapid two-minute tool changeover reduces downtime and gives the tray sealer enormous flexibility through its ability to seal vastly different tray types while maintaining the same efficiency and accuracy. The ‘Auto-tool’ tool change system automatically locates and connects tooling to machine functions including all MAP options.
The GTR has been designed for companies with smaller production runs and is also the perfect choice for new product development work. Its compact dimensions mean it can fit into the smallest of factory spaces.
Despite its semi-automatic operation, the GTR has been designed to maximise speeds. Unlike traditional manual machines where the operator has to wait for each tray to be sealed, the rotary operation of the GTR means a new tray can be loaded while the previous one is being sealed, delivering higher speeds and efficiencies to meet production line requirements.