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Fuji’s new Alpha 8 steals the show at PPMA

06 October 2017

Paramount Packaging Systems, the UK and Ireland’s exclusive distributor of Fuji’s horizontal and vertical form-fill-seal equipment, were delighted to be able to launch the state-of-the-art Alpha 8 Horizontal Flow Wrapper at this year's PPMA Show. 

The Alpha 8 is Fuji's next-generation packaging machine and its high-speed box motion model, able to produce 400 hermetically sealed packs per minute, is the fastest box motion machine on the market today.

With innovation, quality, and reliability at the heart of the Alpha 8, the machine has evolved to incorporate a stronger, simpler and more accessible end seal system; which is quieter, more reliable, with higher sealing pressure. The Fuji Vision System (FVS) is further enhanced with “auto-teaching”; which includes automatic detection of film registration, allowing for easier setup and product change, and the detection of correct print for product, thus avoiding incorrect film.  The high-specification machine is complemented by a new interface, with a larger screen (now 15.6”); which is customisable to allow for immediate access to the main and most commonly used functions.  A 500mm shorter film path and film rollers made of stainless steel, for increased hygiene, are other notable developments. 

Following the introduction of this new technology and optimised processes, Fuji have attained a 20% energy saving, a reduction in setup and changeover times and a further reduction in film waste. 

Commenting on the launch of the new Fuji Alpha 8 Horizontal Flow Wrapper, Paramount Packaging Systems’ Operations Manager, Darren Bull,  said; “Once again Fuji raised the bar with the launch of the latest of the Alpha series, the Alpha 8.  This new wrapper offers many new and exciting features which we believe will be of huge benefit to all new and existing customers”.

Paramount Packaging Systems’ Sales Director, Aaron Bessell, added; “We were delighted to attend the PPMA Show last month to reveal the new Alpha 8 to our UK & Irish customers. We saw a fourfold increase in the number customers to the stand and there have been a record number of enquiries following the launch.”

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