Businesses within the food and beverage industry understand how important packaging is in keeping food products fresh, ensuring safe transport, and attracting consumers. One of the most versatile and reliable food packaging options is tray sealing. However, with so many different types of tray sealing equipment available on the market, it can be challenging to choose the right option for your needs. Here, we will provide an overview of the various types of tray sealing machinery offered by Point Five Packaging to help you make your selection.
Choosing the Right Sealing Machinery
One of the main factors to consider when choosing the best sealing machinery is your production volume requirements. Businesses producing small volumes may benefit from manual or semi-automatic machinery, whereas full-scale production may need fully automated machinery to keep up with demand. At Point Five Packaging, we offer a range of manual, semi-automatic, and fully automated tray sealing machinery to meet diverse needs.
P5-RGO – High Speed In-line Tray Seal System
The P5-RGO is a fully automated in-line system that runs trays in a single file format. It is capable of running modified atmosphere packaging (MAP), vacuum skin pack (VSP), and tray sealing all on the same tool. The P5-RGO operates at 20 cycles per minute for MAP, 10 cycles per minute for VSP, and 25 cycles per minute for tray sealing. This translates into running a total of up to 125 trays per minute. Each seal tool includes a storage cart for convenient machine loading and maintenance.
This fully automated seal machine can produce VSP, MAP packs, and sealed cups and trays with no MAP. The P5-4ZA operates at up to 150 trays per minute (for no MAP applications) and can have up to three sealing stations. Each of these stations can simultaneously run different products with reduced changeover time. Changeover of the seal head takes under five minutes, aided by an optional ergonomic storage cart.
Our P5-A is a fully automatic sealing system suitable for any packaging and food production setting. It is configurable for either fully automatic or manual feed production, and it can produce VSP, seal-only trays, and vacuum-gas flushed MAP containers. In the fully automatic configuration, the P5-A can be customized to meet specific customer needs, incorporating features like lid applicators, extended infeeds with automatic tray denesters, lane merging systems, filling and depositing systems, and lane dividers. This allows for a complete, turnkey solution that meets food industry requirements.
The P5-RM is a semi-automatic tray sealing machine that can produce VSP, MAP (vacuum gas), and sealing of pre-formed cups and trays. Its manual turntable function not only significantly reduces cycle times but also optimizes output. The P5-RM allows operators to load/unload trays at one station while performing sealing operations at another. To begin the next cycle, the operator can simply rotate the table, ensuring a smooth and continuous workflow.
This robust, compact system offers a great entry-level solution for MAP, VSP or vacuum-gas, and cup and tray sealing. The P5-M is constructed with sanitary stainless steel, making it ideal for all food packaging settings. This machine is well-suited for small to medium production volumes and can also serve as a reliable backup for larger production environments. Offering compactness, cost-effectiveness, and versatility, the P5-M is a perfect fit for research and development labs in agricultural, medical, food packaging, and academic industries.
This system is the ideal entry-level solution for cup and tray sealing. The P5-C features semiautomatic draw-style capabilities and a small tabletop design, making it a perfect choice for smaller food packaging setups, test laboratories, and retail settings. Built from reliable materials, this machine produces attractive packages while guaranteeing optimal performance.
Tray Sealers from Point Five Packaging
Whether you’re a small-scale operation or a large producer, the right choice of tray sealing machinery can significantly enhance efficiency and productivity. At Point Five Packaging, we offer a diverse range of solutions that cater to various packaging and tray sealing needs. For help determining the best tray sealer for your application, or to learn more about our offerings, contact us today.