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U card denester for bakery sector

02 March 2010

IXIA Packaging Systems' denester has been designed to automatically pick, fold and place U card or acetate pack bases on to a flighted conveyor ready for filling and wrapping

U cards or acetates are used to line the base of flow-wrapped packs containing bakery items such as hot cross buns or bread rolls. IXIA Packaging Systems’ reliable denester picks and then automatically folds the U Cards before placing them into a flighted conveyor where they are filled with bakery products and then passed through a packaging machine.

For added flexibility, the robustly-engineered U Card denester incorporates IXIA Packaging Systems’ cutting edge ‘Snapdragon®’ quick change tooling designed to allow the operator to change card or acetate types and sizes in less than two minutes, with no fuss and completely tool free. In addition, the machine’s flexible folding mechanism is capable of handling a range of U Card styles including perforated or scored versions.

Richard van den Berg, Managing Director at IXIA Packaging Systems comment: “We designed and built this new machine following complaints from the bakery sector that existing denesters were unreliable and ‘more trouble than they were worth’. In fact, U cards often have to be pre-folded prior to insertion into the flow-wrapping machine, or simply left flat in the hope that they would miraculously fold by themselves.

He continues: “Our new denester is supremely reliable and offers unrivalled flexibility and versatility in the number of styles, shapes, cuts and sizes it can handle plus ensures highly accurate placement of the folded card between the conveyor flights at speeds up to 60 packs per minute. It provides the bakery sector with a solution that will not only reduce labour costs but also significantly boost production efficiencies and pack quality.”

As a fully modular system, the unit can be easily transferred between different lines or moved for cleaning. Fully IP66 compliant, it is suitable for high performance wash down environments.

With an unrivalled reputation for quality and reliability, IXIA Packaging Systems’ pneumatically driven denesters are capable of handling closely stacked plastics, aluminium foil and cardboard trays, cartons, pizza bases, pots and containers in a variety of shapes at high speeds as part of an automated food processing and packaging line. At each stage of production, the machines undergo extensive and rigorous testing checks to ensure technical excellence.

As well as denesting equipment, IXIA offers a wide range of lidding, closing and gating systems for a variety of food sectors including bakery, ready meals, dairy, meat, fresh and chilled produce, confectionery and pizza & pasta. In addition, the company will design and build units to suit individual customer requirements.

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