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Point Five Packaging, a supplier of modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) equipment and premium packaging solutions for various food industry sectors, has introduced the P5-A Automatic Seal System. Ideal for any food production or packaging environment — and configurable for manual as well as automatic operation — the machine produces vacuum-gas flushed MAP containers, vacuum skin packs (VSP) and seal-only trays.

Highly flexible, the P5-A can be tailored to suit a wide set of customer needs. An extensive set of options includes lane dividers, extended infeeds with integrated automatic tray denesters, filling and depositing systems, lid applicators and lane merging systems. Together, the components form the crux of a comprehensive, turn-key packaging line.

The P5-A can produce up to 60 sealed trays, 32 MAP trays and 28 skin trays per minute. An optional seal head storage cart ensures changeover in under five minutes, and a user-friendly PLC color touchscreen allows quick, simple product setup and recipe storage. The machine handles film widths up to 18.75” (480mm) and tray depths up to 4.3” (110mm), with an available upgrade to 6.3” (160mm). Film sealing, MAP and vacuum skin packing can all be achieved on the same seal head.

The machine offers a wide swath of competitive advantages. Its heavy-duty 304 stainless steel wash-down construction is ideal for food packing environments, and tool-less vacuum chamber removal further ensures high standards of hygiene and cleanliness. Film rack loading is simple and includes automatic scrap take-up, and optional print registration affords precision quality control. In fact, seemingly every possible process has value-added options, ranging from a selection of alternative vacuum pump sizes to a seal head storage cart with an efficiency-minded preheating feature.

Point Five Packaging  www.p5pkg.com

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