How to Optimize High-Speed Shrink Wrapping of Frozen Pizzas in a Sanitary-Friendly System

More than 350 million tons of frozen pizzas are sold every year in America. Today, frozen pizza remains one of the most popular frozen snacks in any grocery aisle because of its affordability and convenience. It is essential for any fresh or frozen food production company to consider not only cosmetic but more importantly food safety guidelines to ensure ultimate freshness to the end-customer. It is particularly important to wrap frozen food products at a speed that will match the high customer demand and production levels common today to avoid thawing and spoiling. Amy’s Kitchen was no exception to any …

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Smart Automation – Slip-Torque Roller Technology Takes the Pressure out of Food Conveying

In today’s competitive marketplace, food manufacturers must stay on top of the latest in Smart automation and devices that can add value and efficiency to their production lines.  Welcome to the world of Slip-Torque by Shuttleworth. Conveyor systems for handling food products and more are an integral part of the packaging process.  The systems of today include smart, advanced roller technology to minimize product damage through the utilization of low back-pressure accumulation.  Shuttleworth’s Slip-Torque roller technology provides low line-pressure throughout a continuous-motion accumulation conveyor that allows for precise product placement on the conveyor as it takes product flow from an …

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How a Low Pressure Accumulating System Can Prevent Downtime and Product Damage

Chicken. It’s what’s for dinner. Most people view chicken as being the utmost versatile protein and it’s no wonder it can be fit into almost any family menu. It can be baked, roasted, grilled or fried. It can be served on top of a salad, in a soup, as a sandwich or an appetizer. Over 8 billion chickens are consumed per year in the US, which makes chicken the number one species consumed by Americans each day. Shuttleworth’s client, a poultry products manufacturer, processes more than 400,000 chickens daily and distributes them to grocers around the United States. A smooth …

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High-Speed Dividing and Accumulation for Packaging Personal Care Wet Wipes Products

Increased demands for wet wipe products such as personal hygiene, pre-moistened facial cleansing, disinfecting and wet-floor wipes continue to rise in the marketplace. As a manufacturer, you’re challenged with meeting these consumer demands while maintaining line efficiencies and delivering high-quality products with minimal waste.  Shuttleworth’s high-speed packaging solution has helped wet wipe manufacturers reduce overall product cost while increasing productivity through the achievement of speeds of up to 500 products/minute. Featuring: Stacks of Unpackaged Wet Wipes This custom solution features the transporting, diverting, and accumulation of stacks of unwrapped personal hygiene wet wipes in preparation for indexing into a flow …

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Kit Building Preparation – Automating the De-casing and Combining of Products into a Single Lane

Learn how Shuttleworth provided a solution for a food manufacturer facing a challenge during the kit building process for trayed food kits including juice boxes. The Challenge Customer desired a gentle form of de-casing and transporting of juice boxes from cartons that minimized scuffing or damage on the product Ability to properly orient the product for easy load into lunch kits The system must be wash-down Straw-side must be facing up as to avoid any product mishandling   Shuttleworth Solution A fully-automated solution that provided the de-casing, orienting, and combining of juice boxes into one lane prior to kit packing. …

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