Equipment from tna Bound for Pack Expo, Gulfood Shows
Integrated packaging and processing equipment provider tna will be busy on the trade show front this autumn, presenting its range of high performance systems at the November 2-5 Pack Expo (Booth 2882) in Chicago November 2-5 and at the Gulfood Manufacturing 2014 (Stand S1-A4) exhibition in Dubai. November 9-11.
Personnel from the Sydney, Australia-headquartered company’s global team will demonstrate a wide variety of kit, including the tna intelli-flav® OMS 5 seasoning system, the robag® FX 3ci high speed vertical form fill and seal (VFFS) bagger, and the robag® FXIS 3ci impulse sealing system for polyethlylene (PE) packaging that delivers speeds of up to 150 bags per minute (bpm) for frozen and non-frozen produce applications.
In addition, automation and supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) expertise will be highlighted, as well as the benefits that newly acquired FOODesign’s cryo-jet® ambient and chilled air cooling systems can bring to production lines.
Delivering throughput of up to 250 bpm, the robag® FX 3ci high speed VFFS packaging machine offers production flexibility in a compact, easy-to-clean environment that is suitable for many different kinds of products. The impulse sealing system offers efficient polyethylene (PE) sealing and bagging of frozen and non-frozen vegetables, salads, ready-to-eat fruit and other foodstuffs at speeds of up to 150 bpm. Its innovative design ensures precise temperature control, minimizes downtime and offers an extended product lifespan.
Also at the exhibitions will be the tna roflo® HM 3 conveyor, a horizontal motion distribution system featuring low force operation that minimizes product loss, offering speed and direction control to optimize performance. Particularly suited to heavy coated products, as seasoning does not build up on the pans, it has an easy-to-clean design to help manufacturers comply with strict HACCP and QA standards and reduce waste. Visitors to the stand will also see the roflo® VM 3 vibratory motion conveyor, which gently, yet rapidly transports more fragile products, minimizing the risk of product breakage and rejects.
For the first time, show goers also be able to experience FOODesign’s innovative cryo-jet® ambient and ambient chilled air cooling systems. Cooling up to ten times faster than forced or natural convection cooling, the patented air impingement technology can be used to cool a variety of food products quickly and efficiently, while maintaining critical product properties including appearance, taste and shape.
At Gulfood Manufacturing, tna will release for the first time globally its new intelli-weigh 0328 omega multi-head twin scale, which can handle up to 350 bags per minute. Twin configuration packaging systems are said to provide the lowest cost of ownership of any scale due to the reduced footprint between baggers.
With over 7,000 systems installed in more than 120 countries, the company’s comprehensive range of processing, coating, distribution, seasoning, weighing, packaging, metal detection and identification systems are present in frozen food plants packing everything from meat and poultry, to seafood, prepared foods, baked goods, vegetables, fruits and more.