How to Reduce Waste & Create Efficiency in your Prepared Foods Packaging Line

It’s vital for food manufacturers to ensure their packaging lines have efficient product handling solutions to guarantee product quality and ensure food safety. Prepared food trays can oftentimes present challenges for manufacturers during the packaging process. The solution below provided low back pressure accumulation for gentle product handling and consistency while minimizing opportunities for product jamming to occur. Learn how this integrated solution from Shuttleworth’s enhanced the customer’s throughput while preserving the integrity of the final product. Shuttleworth’s System Spotlight – Sealed Prepared Food Trays This high-speed, wash-down solution transported, accumulated and combined prepared food trays within 5 lines in preparation …

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Gentle, flexible and efficient solutions for your cookie and cracker packaging lines

The cookie and cracker industry will continue to see growth as the convenience of on-the-go snacking remains a priority to the modern consumer. Snack manufacturers must focus on flexible packaging solutions that increase efficiency and production in order to stay ahead of the competition. Because cookie, cracker and other baked snacks are delicate, manufacturers place great emphasis on gentle product handling during the packaging process to protect the integrity of their products.  Shuttleworth provided an automated gentle handling solution that accumulated and collated graham cracker packages for secondary carton packaging – achieving 200 products per minute. This integrated solution accumulates, …

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Case Packing Solution for Sticky Products

Sticky products can cause serious challenges for manufacturers during the packaging process. These materials can adhere to equipment, significantly impacting productivity and throughput, while requiring frequent stoppages and human intervention to clear product. Learn how Shuttleworth and Brenton Engineering combined efforts to develop a high-performing packaging solution for case packing unwrapped rolls of tape. Product Featured: Unwrapped Rolls of Tape Other key features of this system include: Shuttleworth partnered with ProMach sister company, Brenton Engineering, to develop a high-performing case packaging system designed to convey products at a rate of 240 products/minute. This solution included transporting, accumulating, indexing and dividing …

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Five Tips to Minimize Production Line Downtime & Maximize Throughput

Unplanned equipment downtime can have a significant impact on any production line. If machines are idle, this causes delays in the production process and impacts your target throughput – ultimately affecting your business’s bottom line. Conducting routine equipment maintenance is an effective way to minimize any possible unforeseen manufacturing downtime. Know your system and have a backup plan should a breakdown occur. Do you understand how your equipment operates?  Are you familiar with the various components which comprise of the system?  Have you been informed of the safety concerns? Do you have a spare parts inventory? These are important aspects …

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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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