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Making the right choice

22 March 2013

Food Processing asked a leading specialist the flaws in packaging machinery that food manufacturers should look out for when purchasing new equipment.

With 70 years of success and experience in food packaging equipment, Kliklok told us: “Selecting the right packaging equipment is a crucial decision for the success of any product, particularly in the food industry.

“Food manufacturers should not just look at their current production requirements when sourcing new packaging equipment, they should look to see if potential machinery has the flexibility to adapt to future growth.

“For example does the new packaging machine have the ability to integrate an automatic product-loading unit in the future?  Does the new packaging machine have a quick & simple size change procedure? Does it have easy operator-friendly controls using an icon based touch screen?
 
“These days sustainability is an important issue within the packaging industry, so choosing machinery capable of running recycled, thinner, carton board should be an key factor in the decision making process.

“Any potential new packaging machinery should comply with a factory’s hygiene and safety requirements.  If necessary it should be able to be customised to suit any company’s particular specification.

“The old adage ‘time is money’ is particular true in the food production business, so if factory down-time is to be avoided, food manufacturers should look for a long-established machinery supplier with a proven history of dependable after-sales spares & service back-up.

“These are all essential requirements when deciding on new packaging equipment, which is why all Kliklok machinery is designed & built to satisfy these criteria - to ensure long term efficiency & reliability for the food manufacturer.”


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