A high speed horizontal packaging machine is about to be launched in Europe by Ulma Packaging. The Atlanta Hi-Tech is the latest addition to the Spain based company's line-up and is equipped with a host of features, making it suitable for a wide range of food packaging applications.
Ulma says the equipment is ideal for installing into an automated packaging line, as the machine is equipped with three independent servo motors controlling the jaws, film feed and infeed section.
Capable of flow packing up to 400 packs per minute, (depending on the application) this latest development from Ulma is set to be formally launched in early Autumn.
The company says that the Atlanta Hi-Tech can work with a large variety of films including BOPP, PVC, polyester cellulose, complex laminates and cold sealing films. These films together with the ability to create a packaging length between 90 - 450mm and between 10 - 250mm wide, means that the machine can provide users with an exceptional level of flexibility.
The touch screen control console allows the storage of up to 50 different product parameters and provides status information including adjustments, along with diagnostics. Also available is a full Windows based system.
Ulma's Atlanta Hi-Tech is suitable for packaging numerous items including meat, poultry, fruit, vegetables, sweets, as well as a variety of durable products.
Obviously with volume usage in mind, the machine has been designed for simple maintenance including a removable plate for easy cleaning. In the unlikely event of mechanical failure, access to all components is designed to be easy.
Ergonomically designed, the Atlanta Hi-Tech builds on the success of earlier Ulma models, which are already in use globally.
Operating as either stand alone or part of a packaging line, the system is available with a range of different feeding applications including semi and fully automatic as well as the range of Dakota high speed infeeds. Other functions include longitudinal trim, double roll film holders and a motorised carrier through the sealing jaws.
Offered with a choice of options, the machine is available in stainless steel for strict hygiene food type applications.
The company's managing director, Derek Paterson believes that the latest addition to the Ulma stable will enable the company to break into a number of new markets. He commented, "The Atlanta Hi-Tech is based on the earlier Atlanta series which despite its relative newness is highly regarded by those who operate it.
"Now with the launch of the Atlanta Hi-Tech PC version, we hope to capitalise on our earlier success by bringing to the market one of the fastest machines around. We anticipate that its high speed, user friendliness and flexibility will appeal to a large number of users."
The machine will be formally launched at the PPMA, to be held in September at the NEC, Birmingham - Hall 11, Stand No. 230.
Established in 1956 in Onati, Northern Spain, Ulma Packaging has grown into a group, with subsidiaries in 14 countries throughout the world. With 40 years of experience and with a team of over 400 people, the company can offer a wide range of innovative solutions for virtually any packaging requirement in the food and non-food sectors.