The UK company has installed a £1m pallet press line, including a Dücker palletiser, Mosca pallet strapper and a Haloila pallet wrapping machine and a £2m Bobst Mastercut die-cutter will be operational this month.
Improvements in final presentation
Trevor Maund, CEO, TRM, told FoodProductionDaily, the firm is installing a pallet press line because it has seen an increase in demand for print and the technology includes increased control on wrapping pressures and improvements in final presentation before being sent to clients.
“The line is used to palletise the packaging manufactured on-site before shipment. It increases the throughput of the factory as it allows more packs to be processed and will increase output by a third,” he said.
“TRM is also upgrading the incumbent palletising line so it can have the same features as the equipment.
“In terms of investment, the next phase for completion is a £2m Bobst die-cutter, which cuts 7,000 packs an hour compared to 5,000 by the previous die-cutter.”
1.7m flatbed die-cutter
The 1.7m flatbed die-cutter includes camera technology to die cut registration accuracy of less than 1mm and will complement the print produced by the company’s seven-colour Gopfert Impression printer.
The machine will replace the packaging manufacturer’s current Bobst 160s with a larger cutting area and automation from loading to cutting and stacking.
The machine is operational this month and TRM’s operational team flew to Bobst’s training facility in Switzerland to learn how to operate the technology whilst avoiding interruption on its production line.
Maud added the company is currently recruiting staff for a range of roles including trainee designers.