Ishida Europe, one of the world's leading suppliers of complete weighingand packing line solutions, will be showing three new productson its stand at the forthcoming Europack event, to be held in Lyon, France 21 - 24 October.
Highlights will be a model from therecently-unveiled fresh food weigher series, an innovative weigh-pricelabeller, which is being shown for the first time in the French market,and a new multihead weigher for salads.
The company claims that for first time, packers of fresh meat and poultry, fish, marinatedvegetables and other 'sticky' products can automate their weighing andpacking operations with the launch of its fresh food weighers.
Linear belt feeders and special non-stick hoppers with scraper gateshave been developed to avoid the product sticking and ensure a smooth,reliable and consistent product flow. As well as cutting labour costs,the FFW series is said to increase weighing accuracy and speed while reducing bothgiveaway and waste.
The new Ishida WPL 5000 has been designed specifically for the Europeanmarket and is suitable for fresh meat, poultry, fish, dairy, fruit andvegetable applications. With a label printing speed of up to 255mm/sec,even for uncommon label sizes and awkwardly shaped products, the newweigh-price labeller boasts innovative enhancements such as a uniquecassette system that allows changeover of labels in just ten seconds,and the option of both top- and underlabelling, Ishida says.
Also on show will be a multihead weigher for the salad industry. It hasspecially developed materials for contact parts, which help to reduceleaf sticking during handling, and high amplitude feeders for totalcontrol of the product's movement. Special dimpled stainless steelsurfaces are said to minimise the contact area between the weigher and the salad,easing movement and facilitating a consistent product flow through theweigher.
Ishida says that its personnel will be available to discuss the company's full productrange and project management and turnkey consultancy capabilities in hall 2, stand 2F121.