A new tray sealer for the fresh produce industry has been developed by Ulma Packaging.
The new TSA 680 P and TSA 875 P automatic tray sealers were introduced into Europe earlier this year and are now available in the UK. They are described as built to reflect the most demanding requirements for sealing of preformed trays of fruit and vegetables, and can be integrated into process automation.
Powered by Continuous Motion Control (CMC) software to optimise production by ensuring that trays are always accurately positioned in the sealing area, the new tray sealers deliver throughput of up to 150 trays per minute at a cadence of 25 cycles/pm.
The TSA 875 P automatic tray sealer is for sealing all types of trays and materials and like the TSA 680 P can also gas flush, without vacuum, depending on the requirements of the product to be packaged. The equipment also features touch-screen PCs.
Ulma explains that the equipment has been designed for integration into medium-high production lines or processes with high accuracy in tray positioning. The sealing process can be on one row (single-line) or in two rows (double-line) depending on the formats to be packaged.
They are suitable for a cross-section of products, from raspberries and apples to salads, carrots, onions and potatoes.