Harpak-ULMA Announces Availability of Revolutionary Tray-Sealer
First-of-a-kind tray sealing solution delivers more throughput in a smaller footprint with fewer staff
Harpak-ULMA, the industry leader in smart, connected packaging solutions, announces a breakthrough in tray sealing technology – the Mondini Trave Sinfonia® offers unparalleled productivity and cost savings. This solution enables snack and meal producers to dramatically increase packaging throughput in a smaller more flexible footprint with greatly reduced labor requirements.
Producers can now fully automate tray packaging processes while enjoying unparalleled control of the product loading (positional accuracy within 10 microns), sealing, and unloading process. This highly simplified process is combined with Mondini’s new, next-generation sealer: its largest sealer to date, a 1500mm long tooling footprint that delivers 33,000 pounds of sealing pressure.
The new Mondini sealer is seamlessly integrated with the electronically controlled magnetic track system – creating a unique tray sealer configuration that is the first of its kind. It allows the Trave Sinfonia to achieve unprecedented tray throughput and efficiency in a compact form factor that requires significantly less manual interaction.
Integrating a software-controlled, magnetic track system as part of the sealer’s bottom tooling is a breakthrough in tray sealing technology. The magnetic rail carries independent trolleys, known as nests. Each nest acts as the bottom sealing tool, eliminating any need to remove the package from the nest to seal it. A programmable software interface makes it easy to customize control with pinpoint accuracy for each individual shuttle. Unlike mechanical systems, which rely on pusher arms, conveyors vision systems, or sensors to index tray placement, this digital system delivers precise control of each tray’s position, velocity, and acceleration electronically.
This increased level of control is what optimizes the tray sealing process — delivering maximum efficiency and adaptability through tray movement customization. In addition, traditional infeed and outfeed belts are eliminated – along with associated guides, pacers, belts, and pusher arms, transition points- not to mention the associated floor space. The result is a frictionless transfer contributing to individual tray control during packaging while simplifying maintenance.
The ability to individually optimize each step in the process by independently controlling each nest’s motion is the key to achieving optimal efficiency during the tray-sealing process. It is particularly beneficial when dealing with different ingredients or materials that require varying loading speeds. This approach reduces the impact of slow points and inefficiencies, resulting in a substantial boost in productivity.
Harpak-ULMA is showcasing Trave Sinfonia for the first time in the U.S., following its May debut at Interpack in Germany.
For more information about Trave Sinfonia® and how it can transform your manufacturing processes, please visit https://www.harpak-ulma.com/equipment/trave-sinfonia, or experience a live demonstration at Harpak-ULMA’s new Customer Experience Center in Costa Mesa, Calif. Call (508) 884-2500 for arrangements.
Be sure to visit Harpak-ULMA at PACK EXPO, September 11-13, at Booth #6101 or Booth #6188 in the Las Vegas Convention Center.