MPE provides UK processors with a future-proof tray sealer
the MPE i3 is high throughput technology capable of running large format trays while taking up minimal factory floor space. Image : MPE UK
MPE UK said it is raising the bar in heat sealing technology with the release of its versatile, compact tray sealer for ready meals, fresh produce and meat products with the MPE i3.
Building on MPE’s extensive heat-sealing experience, the MPE i3 is high throughput technology capable of running large format trays while taking up minimal factory floor space.
The small footprint design of the robust and high speed i3 is ideal for growers while its simplicity offers efficient and rapid changeover between tray sizes.
The i3 offers the deepest available tray sealing capacity at 200mm – also perfect for the catering trade and meat processors delivering lines such as joints and sausages.
In response to businesses crying out for sustainable packaging systems, the i3 is also an all-electric machine. This means no pneumatics, bringing energy savings and quicker payback on investment. It could also open funding streams through sustainability grants, the company said.
MPE’s technical director, John Hodgkiss, believes the company’s investment in the latest addition to its extensive range of tray sealers will pay dividends for food packaging companies, by bringing a cost-saving but highly versatile alternative to the marketplace which is easy to clean, easy to maintain and easy to operate.
He said: “Why should customers choose the i3 over an alternative model? That’s easy – cost, capability, simplicity and a non-corporate customer experience. Customers are very impressed with our products and we get comments on how simple and ingenious our solutions are.
“The i3 took just two months to get to market from the design stage. It normally takes most companies at least a year. Our design team is very flexible and quick in bringing great ideas through to the end product.
“We’re in a great position to provide the UK’s food processing companies of all sizes exactly what they need to stay ahead of the packaging innovation curve.”
With MAP as standard, the i3 is capable of 15 cycles per minute and is suitable for almost all packaging materials. An i4 model will be unveiled at a later date.