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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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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