Wrapping pancakes and blinis

Wrapping pancakes and blinis

In a move designed to increase efficiencies, reduce labour costs and ensure faster product changeover, Paramount Packaging has recently installed two additional Fuji Alpha VII box motion flow wrapping systems at long standing customer The Village Bakery in Wrexham, UK.

The purpose built horizontal form-fill-seal lines, which feature extra long infeeds for use with robot handling technology, are being used for the high speed wrapping of pancakes and blinis, with or without flat base or U cards.

The U cards are loaded in the stainless steel flighted infeed using a Fuji pick and place card feeder, which is mounted alongside the infeed and comprises a high capacity card magazine and low level sensor. The card feeder users suction arms to pick the flat card from the magazine and positively place the card into the flighted infeed. Once the card is placed into the infeed the stacks of pancakes are placed onto the cards by The Village Bakery’s robot loading system.

A rotary card bending device integrated into the infeed directly after the card feeder ensures the sides of U cards are consistently and accurately ploughed up to form a U shape. The flighted infeed chain is multi pitched for handling the complete range of products.

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