Wolfertschwenden, 11 March 2022 - With its compact and fully automatic T 305, MULTIVAC is launching a new traysealer, which is characterised by its high level of performance, pack quality and flexibility. The versatile all-rounder builds on the success of the proven T 300 traysealer, and it is designed for packing small and medium-sized batches in the food sector, as well as for quick product changes. The new model is suitable for use not only in the food industry, but also in supermarkets and large kitchens, such as for example at caterers, hospitals or educational facilities, and it will be shown to the public for the first time at Anuga FoodTec 2022 (Hall 8.1, Stand C010) and IFFA 2022 (Hall 11.1, Stand B11).
Wide range of possible uses
The new traysealer has been developed to produce attractive MAP and vacuum skin packs in small to medium-sized batches, and it can be used for the widest range of applications, whether ready meals, convenience foods and snacks, meat, sausage products, cheese, fish and seafood, fruit or vegetables. In terms of pack shape and materials, there are practically no limits to the T 305. Using a maximum format width of 420 x 300 mm, it can run a wide variety of trays made of paper fibre or board, plastic, aluminium or foamed materials, and a large range of upper webs can also be run. Sustainable packaging materials, such as mono films or MULTIVAC PaperBoard, can also be used on the traysealer.
Reliability, cost-effectiveness and energy efficiency
Thanks to the latest technology, this robust machine enables a high level of output to be achieved, while also providing the highest pack quality with gentle handling of the trays. The traysealer can be designed with up to four tracks for maximum output of small trays.
Thanks to its energy-efficient drive systems and a machine construction designed for durability, the new traysealer is built around sustainability. When the machine was being developed, special emphasis was also placed on ease of cleaning, user-friendliness, and above all safety: the T 305 is particularly simple to operate via its IPC03 machine control with touchscreen, and its entire loading area can be completely flushed through thanks to cleaning flaps. Necessary recipe and format changes can be performed in a very short time and with maximum process reliability.
In addition to this, operators do not come into contact with hot die sets during their hectic everyday work. And thanks to the DT 305 die changing trolley, format changes can be performed quickly, conveniently and safely. And last but not least, the new T 305 is already ideally prepared for use with the various MULTIVAC Smart Services - and this means for a digital future.
Trade fair exhibit: compact and highly flexible portioning line
At the trade fairs the T 305 can be viewed as part of a highly flexible portioning line for retail packs. A GMS 400 portioning machine cuts steaks and lays them in a shingled pattern on a transport conveyor. The trays are denested in parallel with this conveyor and placed onto a second transport conveyor. Both conveyors converge just before the T 305 traysealer, and the portions slide into the trays. This single-track product flow of filled trays is then diverged into two tracks by a diverger, since the traysealer is designed as two-track. The trays are packed under modified atmosphere in the packaging machine.
MULTIVAC is one of the leading providers worldwide of packaging solutions for food products of all types, life science, and healthcare products, as well as industrial items. The MULTIVAC portfolio covers virtually all requirements of processors and producers in terms of pack design, output, and resource efficiency. It comprises a wide range of packaging technologies, as well as automation solutions, labellers, and quality control systems. The product range is rounded off with solutions upstream of the packaging process in the areas of portioning and processing, as well as bakery technology. Thanks to our extensive expertise in packaging lines, all modules can be integrated into complete solutions. This means that MULTIVAC solutions guarantee a high level of operational and process reliability, as well as efficiency. The MULTIVAC Group has approximately 6,900 employees worldwide, with some 2,300 based at its headquarters in Wolfertschwenden. With over 80 subsidiaries, the Group is represented on all continents. More than 1,000 sales advisors and service technicians throughout the world use their know-how and experience to the benefit of customers, and they ensure all installed MULTIVAC machines are utilised to their maximum. Further information can be found at: www.multivac.com.