Premier Foods invest in this new solution. T. Freemantle Limited has successfully launched its most recent innovation which is set to position the company as a total end of line specialist for shelf ready tray packed products. The new modular system incorporates a new patent pending tray erecting machine coupled with a product collator and tray loader. The second of these units is due for installation within the Premier Foods Group running two shelf ready tray sizes with two different collations of cartons. The simple compact design incorporates different collation devices to load products including aerosols, bottles, cartons, bags and pouches.
The new simplified Tray erector is fitted with the latest Nordson glue application equipment and linear motion drives to ensure perfect adhesive application and clean running even with shallow small wall shelf ready trays. The unit has a simple star wheel collation device to accept product from the line and stand up on end in collations of ten ready for loading into the pre erected tray. The pick and place device also utilises the best in linear motion technology to ensure an accurate, reliable and maintenance free operation.
The whole system operates within a floor space of less than 2 square meters and can work with a wide variety of products and tray shapes and styles. The speed of operation is subject to the type of collation but is typically a maximum rate of 125 products per minute. This machine will complement T. Freemantle’s range of cartoners and sleevers, used throughout the world by many of the largest food companies. The system can operate on a standalone basis or can be supplied as part of a total end of line solution.