Australian food packaging supplier tna has introduced a new ultra-high-speed case packer, ropac 5, for flexible bag packaging applications.
Developed under tna’s performance 5.0 packaging system, the ropac 5 machine can pack up to 300 bags per minute.
The new 1,220mm-wide and 2,120mm-tall side-load case packer uses tna’s patented semi-rotary bag stacking technology to quickly and efficiently pack small to medium, pillow-style snack bags into secondary containers.
Suitable for various snack food manufacturing applications, the compact machine is specifically designed to fit in line of the vertical form fill sealing machine (VFFS) system.
tna group general manager Michael Green said: “The snacks market is booming and food manufacturers need equipment that is able to deliver the speeds and efficiencies they need to respond to the ever-increasing demand for packaged snacks.
“With speeds of up to 300 bags per minute, our new case packer has the potential to double food manufacturers throughput overnight, completely redefining industry standards.
"When combined with our complete portfolio of high-performance turnkey solutions, this means that snack manufacturers can source all their production line equipment from a single supplier, from pre-processing equipment at the start of the line all the way to case packing solutions for the end of the line.
“What’s more, with our upcoming tna robag 5, we’ll soon be able to offer snack manufacturers the industry’s fastest bagging and case packaging speeds all in one integrated ultra-high speed system and as part of tna’s performance 5.0 concept.”
Furthermore, the new tna ropac 5 includes semi-automatic, tool-less changeovers that take less than ten minutes to complete.
It also requires minimal factory footprint to ensure a more sustainable production.
Image: tna’s new ultra-high-speed case packer. Photo: courtesy of TNA Australia Solutions.