Sign in Register Sign out My account
01-Jun-2015 - Last updated on 04-Jun-2015 at 13:33 GMT
Established in 1882, Evropa employs over 500 people and makes chocolate products such as biscuits, wafers and candies with over 10,000t/year going through the factory.
The company wanted to automate packaging of its wafer and biscuit brands, Jadran and Berta, to reduce the high costs, slow speeds and excessive giveaway of the existing manual operation while at the same time avoiding chipping or breakage of the products.
Hand weighing and sealing in bags had been extremely labour intensive, involving 30 staff to pack around 27 bags a minute. Now, with the installation of the Ishida multi-head weigher, linked to an Ilapak bagmaker, the company is achieving 30 bags a minute with just five people. Giveaway has also been reduced from 5% to 0.7%.
As a result, payback on the machine was achieved within one and a half years. The improvement in pack quality also enabled the Evropa to export its products throughout the EU.
The Gentle Slope design has various important characteristics that are critical for the delicate task of packing fragile food products.
Copyright - Unless otherwise stated all contents of this web site are © 2022 - William Reed Ltd - All Rights Reserved - Full details for the use of materials on this site can be found in the Terms & Conditions
Related topics: Drinks, Packaging equipment
Hygienic Pigging Systems Ltd | 27-Jan-2021 | Technical / White Paper
Hygienic product recovery (pigging) technology will quickly improve your yields, cut waste, and reduce your changeover times.
Ishida Europe Ltd | 27-Oct-2009 | Case Study
If you're weighing and packing sticky products, is manual handling the only option? What about the problems of high labour cost, low output, product...