ProSweets Coverage – Packaging for all seasonal needs
Theegarten-Pactec’s presentation at ProSweets 2016 focuses on two solutions – the MCH, and the CWM2.
The MCH is a flexible, high-performance system for confectionery manufacturers that enables them to respond quickly and flexibly to seasonal market requirements. The machine for the packaging of hard sugar boiled candies, chocolate-coated items and jelly products enables easy conversion to a wide range of formats and wrapping styles. Theegarten-Pactec is presenting the machine for the first time at the trade fair with the packaging style metallic foil wrapping for chocolate eggs and balls.
The second product on display is the flexible CWM2, which can now also package chocolate pralines in the tamper-evident double twist wrap, the protected twist. This excludes the possibility of product contamination or the mixing of different aromas, for example, in multi-item packaging.
Metallic foil wrapping of chocolate eggs and balls
Many manufacturers include chocolate eggs and balls in their range as seasonal products, whether at Christmas or Easter. These goods are often packaged in different formats (product sizes) and alternatively in double twist wrap or metallic foil wrapping. Theegarten-Pactec’s MCH on display at ProSweets is a continuous motion high speed wrapping machine which changes quickly between formats and wrapping styles. This system meets the various seasonal requirements with regard to the packaging process and makes investment in several packaging machines unnecessary.
The MCH is a continuous motion twin-headed machine that combines high-performance and flexibility. The modular structure of the MCH enables the processing of various products and folding methods. It packages hard sugar boiled candies, chocolates and jelly products in double twist wrap, protected twist and side twist, as well as metallic foil wrapped products, such as chocolate balls and eggs. The system operates in the high-performance range and packages up to 1,200 products per minute depending upon the folding method (metallic foil wrapped products: 1,000 products/min.; double twist: 1,200 products/min.). The conversion between the individual folding methods takes place within six to eight hours. A change to the product geometry requires three to four hours.
CWM2 for six different folding methods
The CWM2 is a highly flexible packaging machine, that is especially suitable for small-sized chocolate products in the output range of up to 500 cycles per minute. In addition to the five different wrapping styles of double twist wrap, top twist, side twist, top clip and bunch, Theegarten-Pactec has now also implemented the protected twist wrapping style on the machine.
The new protected twist wrapping style combines the double twist wrap with a cold-seal mask on the inner side of the film, including for twist knots. This adhesive coating is pressed together during the packaging process and sealed airtight. This prevents the penetration of outside substances or the mixing of different aromas in multi-item packaging. Only a small notch as an easy opening cut is applied in the longitudinal seam of the packaging. This tamper-evident enclosure prevents resealing and therefore potential contamination of the product.
The conversion of the product format and/or folding method takes between 35 minutes and 1.5 hours on the CWM2, but depends upon whether just the format, just the fold or both are changed, and how much the product dimensions and folds differ.
Hall 10.1, Stand G020 H029