A & B News

Installation of New Pacepacker Fully Automated Packing Line – March 2015

Askew & Barrett (Pulses) Ltd have recently employed Pacepacker Services to install a fully automated packing line at our Production Facility in Marshland St James. The automated system has been placed at the end of the company’s main production line and includes the Pacepacker T22 Automatic Sack Placer, their Total Bag Control System (including ticket dispenser) and Fanuc Dual Cell Robot Palletiser. The installation also incorporated the Loma IQ3 Metal detector which will be used for inspecting our finished goods once they have been packed into the smaller bag sizes. Whilst the business already has bulk flow metal detectors, a needle control policy in place and have never had an issue with broken needles, the implementation of a metal detector will serve to give our customers increased confidence of the purity of our products and further demonstrate our commitment to product quality, safety and legality. The packing line has been seamlessly included at the end of our production facility and will increase the Plant’s production throughput by 25% when packing into bag sizes of 12.5kg and 25kg, reduce manual handling whilst not sacrificing labour.