Frozen Food Company Diversifies
Frozen Food Storage Company Diversifies with Manual Packaging
Geographical Location: UK
Industry/Product Lines: Food packaging, Frozen food packaging
One of the largest companies in the frozen food storage industry were diversifying into contract packaging and looking for a manual packaging machine to increase efficiency and improve consistency. They came to Jacob White for a flexible solution to accommodate their needs:
- Consistent packaging for different contract packaging clients
- Ability to accommodate wide range of size and product variations
- Fast and easy size and product changes
- Minimum training required
- High speed production a low priority
- Compliant with frozen food hygiene standards
We visited the site and had a comprehensive consultation to gain a deep understanding of not only the company’s current procedures, processes and production lines, but also the detail of the challenges they were having.
The client’s priority did not lie in a high-speed production. They were keen to improve efficiency and create consistency as they diversified into contract packaging and we were able to recommend the TFS-NS manual packaging machine as the ideal solution.
Specifically designed and built for the production run operations looking for the improved consistency that hand-finished cartons cannot deliver, the TFS-NS still maintains the operator and quality control benefits of manual processes.
The operator erects the carton by hand, and loads the product, folding closed the carton flaps all round. Continuously moving, flighted chain conveyors transport the loaded carton along and through the machine, using hot melt glue applicators to seal the unit. The consistent, finished cartons are automatically discharged from the packaging machine.
The End Result
Our customer selected the TFS-NS which offered them a solution that met their needs perfectly. The large carton size range and the speed variations were just what the client needed for the wide range of frozen food products they would encounter in contract packaging.
A manual solution maintained the full operator control value, yet greatly increased consistency, the changeover points – for size and speed variations – came fitted with quick release mechanism to offer fast and easy changes with no additional parts required.
Made with interlocking guards, designed for three-shift operation, this heavy duty from benefits from stainless steel shafts and guides and was perfect for a frozen food environment, where hygiene standards are of the highest importance.
From the customer
“When we knew we were diversifying into contract packaging, we knew we had to increase the consistency and efficiency of our packaging processes. Being a frozen foods storage company, we’re well-versed with food hygiene standards, so this was also important to us.
The simple changeover process was a great concept for us, and this meant that we could easily and quickly change products without shutting down for lengthy periods to change parts. The TFS-NS carton sealing machine has already benefitted our frozen food contract packaging production line and has proved easy to use with little training.”