ULMA Packaging has introduced its new generation of TFS Thermoformers, designed to provide easy access for deep cleaning to help food manufacturers meet regulatory standards.
The ULMA's thermoformers provide protective packaging and feature moisture retention, customisable pack shapes and dimensions, and an option to display the pack vertically.
In addition to providing important sanitation benefits for food sectors, the equipment can boost production by reducing downtime associated with cleaning regimes.
ULMA product manager Alastair Cook said: "The less downtime for cleaning means more profit for the customer.
"The TFS Thermoforming machines have been designed in such a way that they are easily cleaned. Attention has been given to the type of material used in the construction, such as replacing some components made of anodised-aluminium with stainless-steel."
Capable of supporting high water and dust-resistance with an IP rating of 67 and 69, the thermoformers' internal elements are equipped with chain guides, as well as operating elements and mechanical systems to enable the vertical flow of liquids.
The hygienic and anti-bacterial characteristics make the equipment ideal for deep-cleaning using high water pressure, and meet the recommendations of the worldwide food safety standards ISO 14159, EN 1672, 3A and EHEDG.
ULMA also offers vacuum bags to extend shelf-life, modified atmosphere packs (MAP), skin packs to follow the shape of the food, shrink-packs for different-shaped products, and packs formed to match the shape of the item.
Image: Ulma Packaging's new TFS thermoformer. Photo: courtesy of Ulma Packaging LTD.