In agro-industrial market the demand of cardboard punnets is exploding
In this particular period, beside the pandemic, some new ideas of packaging for fruit and vegetables are growing very fast.
The green movement brought the attention to the level of plastic pollution on our planet. The sensibilisation of the consumer on this argument brought an increasing demand of the reduction of plastic in the packaging for any kind of product.
In agro-industrial market the demand of cardboard punnets is exploding. The new packaging has to protect the product, it has to keep intact the content and the weight but it has also to show the beauty of the product and it has to be also easy to pick from the shelf. Not an easy challenge!
The cardboard manufacturer achieved the task, working on the geometry of the punnets, adding handles, lids, flaps with fruit shapes glued together with labels or with glue.
This variety of geometry and designs bring together a problem: how to assemble it?
Teco makes a lot of improvements on the existing model the FT04. From a machine able to do 120 punnet per minute today it assembles 180 and with a wider sheet surface (55% more than the old FT04) it is one of the fastest but the most flexible. It can do all the range of regular punnet as those with integrated lid (symmetric or asymmetric) in micro corrugated or solid board.
Change over in 5 minutes.
The cycle time of the PLC together with the pneumatic high-speed valves, allow to place very short glue line.
The FT04 is equipped with an automatic stacker to simplify the palettization of the punnets.
The number of machines sold all over the world since February 2020, says that we did it!