Fully Automated UK Tissue Packaging
UK Tissue Supplier Increases Production with Fully Automated Packaging Line
Geographical Location: UK
Industry/Product Lines: Tissue packaging
A UK-based facial tissues supplier came back to Jacob White for another fully automated production line to add to its current set up. Already happy with a number of our cartoners, they needed a system to ensure tissue clips are controlled when loading at high speeds. Their priorities were:
- Improved control when loading at high speeds
- Typical average of more than 120 cartons per minute
- Reduction of reliance on manual resources
- Fully automatic solution
- Must be compliant with regulations for food industry packaging
During the consultation process we were able to ascertain the exact needs of the client for this phase of implementation. We were already familiar with their current set up and had a good understanding the company processes and procedures, as we had worked with them before on other production lines. We recommended our NS-X 6 automatic cartoner machine as a fully automated packaging solution.
These types of automatic packaging machines are perfect for handling delicate products such as tissues. By fitting an overhead compression system, we were able to ensure full control over the tissue clips during the carton loading process. The NS-X 6 is capable of handling tissues at speeds of over 120 cartons per minute.
The tissue packaging machine erects, fills and seals the carton and has an automatic reject facility that detects empty cartons and rejects them outside of the guard line of the machine. Powered belts discharge the filled and sealed cartons from the machine.
The customer selected the NS-X 6 on our recommendation and were happy with the results as operations improved immediately. With full automation, reliance on manual resources was instantly reduced and operational productivity increased.
Operators were able, with minimum training, to change size variations within a few minutes, minimising downtime and creating perfect consistency in the finished products.
From the Customer
“We had no hesitation in engaging Jacob White to install our new production line. We’ve had other machines from them and have always been impressed, not only with the machines they build, but also with the professionalism and experience they engender.
The NS-X 6 is an incredible machine - it operates itself really. The operator can become more involved if we need them to, as the machine has the facility for manual loading too. The easy changeover of size options is a brilliant feature that has proved ideal in our other machines and so we were delighted to have this again in our new line.
Jacob White is industry renowned for their machines’ ability to handle tissues – that’s why we very first got in touch with them many moons ago. Adding the overhead compression system to control the tissue clips was absolutely perfect – it was this aspect that we found most challenging.
Thanks again to Jacob White for a great experience and the ideal tissue packaging machine.”