Weighing-/packing-line for both punnets and wicketed bags
Delivery April 2014
Product Apples and pears
Portion sizes 1,5 kg
Packing Punnets and wicketed bags
- Apples : Up to 45 portions/min.
- Pears : Up to 40 portions/min.
- Punnet machine, model NBM45AL
- PEB40AE/KL + PEB40AE/KL
- CW5000 Check Weigher
Apples and pears are very fragile products, and therefore, must be handled with care through the use of special product handling technology and equipment. Apples and pears should gently float through the conveyor systems, while remaining as controlled as possible in order to eliminate the risk of bruising.
Our customer required different packaging options; they needed to pack their products in both punnets and wicketed bags.
With this in mind, Newtec delivered a flexible solution with a high capacity and a very gentle handling from infeed to outlet of two fragile products with two different packaging options.
We chose our multi-head weigher - model h2014AP, as it is specially designed for the handling of both apples and pears. It is constructed with 14 weigh-heads and designed with an extremely low drop height. The weigher conveys the portions at a speed of up to 45 portions/min. without any direct drops to the packaging machine. What makes it particularly suitable for fragile products, such as apples and pears, is the slide that very gently feeds our punnet machine - model NBM45AL.
The punnets are automatically destacked and the empty punnets are automatically conveyed to the filling stations.
At the filling station, the portions are gently placed into the punnets by the specially designed soft-fillsystem. Alternatively, the portions can be conveyed to the other side and packed in wicketed bags by our apple and pear bagger.
Our solution has successfully been in operation since 2014.