Applause For Applesauce

Jun 16 2016

Canadian Packaging

Quebec apple grower achieves niche market success with its wholesome applesauce and high-speed robotic packaging technologies.

By: 
Andrew Joseph

Leahy's line features a Delkor Trayfecta S Series carton former that discharges Club-style cartons onto the StrongPoint-supplied conveyor system and diverts it to a robotic case-packer.

Delkor Trayfecta Carton Former

 

 

 

Other equipment used by Leahy Orchards includes:

 

- conveying systems via Storcan, with smooth operating performance powered by motors designed and built by SEW-Eurodrive;

 

- two Effytec HB404 pouch machines that form fill and cap at a rate of 200 pouches per minute;

 

- two 3330 series laser marking system from Videojet;

 

- Markem-Imaje 9450 small character inkjet coder to apply data to secondary packaging and a 2200 Tamp Blow labeling system for cases;

 

- a Thermo Scientific Ramsey VERSA checkweigher to ensure consistent product delivery within the paperboard retail packaging;

 

- two Delkor Trayfecta S Series carton formers;

 

- corrugated materials supplied by Mitchel-Lincoln Packaging, and Norampac, a division of Cascades;

 

- an OYSTAR Packaging Technologies cup filler that also seals the foil lid;

 

- a Tecnopool vertical spiral conveyor system;

 

- Label printing from Curtis-JK PrintingWestRock and Fort Dearborn, among others;

 

- PET plastic jars supplied by Yoshino America Corporation.

 

 

Link to full article:

http://www.canadianpackaging.com/features/applause-applesauce-june-2016-...