The new Ishida multihead weigher and bagmaker combination at Madi Ventura’s factory in Chieve has replaced two packing lines for the company’s ranges of pine kernels, shelled and blanched almonds, hazel nuts and walnuts, delivering speeds of up to 140 packs per minute for pillow bags in 50g, 75g and 100g sizes.
The Ishida iTPS comprises Ishida’s latest 14-head RV multihead weigher, integrated with the company’s advanced Atlas-204 snack food bagmaker.
The Atlas incorporates an innovative double rotary jaw motion and superior control technology, which minimises raw material waste, film loss and downtime for film changes.
Giuseppe Calvini, operations director at Madi Ventura, said: “We have practically eliminated film waste. The Ishida simply stops when the film needs changing. With other machines, if the operator does not spot the need for a film change, then valuable product can be lost; however, this means that inevitably the machine is stopped early, which over the course of a production run can lead to a lot of good film going to waste.”
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