01 Aug 2023
The QX-500 delivers a 66% increase in cycle speed, a 44% reduction in weight, a 46% reduction in size and a 50% reduction in energy consumption. This means the new tray sealer significantly reduces waste and delivers a step change in productivity, says Ishida. The tray sealer offers a variety of consistently high-quality sealing options – seal only, gas flushing, MAP, stretch film and skinpack – across a wide variety of tray designs and materials, including plastic, board, and recyclable and innovative paper film formats to support the use of sustainable packaging. It is capable of up to 25 cycles per minute for seal only, and up to 17 cycles per minute for MAP, and is available with integrated film coding, gas mixing and integrated vacuum system. “The global food market remains extremely competitive, and companies face many challenges on a daily basis,” said Tara O’Connor, Ishida Europe’s Product Manager for tray sealers. “The QX500 is designed to maximise yields and throughput without compromising on product or pack quality and while minimising environmental impact.” Alongside its high speeds, the QX-500 incorporates Ishida’s new ‘IntelliSeal’ (patent pending technology) system that ensures excellent seal integrity for extended shelf life while providing ease of opening for the end user. The system constantly measures the sealing force of the tray sealer to optimise sealing pressure, temperature and time for each cycle. This enables the QX-500 to adapt itself to each packaging format to guarantee the highest pack quality, consistency and integrity. A unique tool change system allows tools to be changed within ten minutes, without the need for additional manual handling equipment. A new tray delivery and transfer system offers unbeatably smooth tray and product handling properties to ensure maximum seal accuracy and spillage-free product transfer.
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