Packaging in cartons and flowpack bags
Apart from vertical bags as the simplest form of presentation for the display of these products, frozen and breaded products are commonly presented in carton packaging, which permits a larger surface for printing and for enhancing sales appeal, making them more attractive for the consumer. This category includes the packaging of ‘San Jacobos’ (Cordon Bleu), crab drumsticks and Surimi, savoury pies, chicken nuggets, fish fillets, fish (hake) fingers, croquets, etc.
|Bread crumbs and oil are a great inconvenience when they have to be packaged automatically by means of robotic systems. It is therefore especially important that there is a well-designed vacuum extraction system as well as mechanisms that make cleaning easier. Manufacturers of these products are also aware that not all of the products are the same and the differences clog the system. Robotic systems are the solution to the difference in size given that they detect the difference in size and carry out the first stage of quality control by picking up only those that match the product specifications. When it comes to packaging these same products in bags multi-head devices are used that group the products according to weight and then opens an exit gate, dropping the product into the vertical machine that forms the bags. The bags can then be cased either vertically or flat using gravity bag packing machinery type. In the case of carton packaging, the simplest way is to use automatic casing machines, models CP300CP300
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(Click for more information), depending on the size and speed. The latter model facilitates vertical packaging. ATP Engineering & Packaging likewise has robotic cartoning systems to meet the most demanding needs as regards speed and complexity.
The most common machines for the packaging of frozen food are:
– SRS ATP line with high speed artificial vision guided
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– Multi-head + Vertical combo
– Case forming machines
– Automatic case packing machines (Flexible and rigid products))
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