The right twist for every output
At ProSweets in Cologne this past January, Theegarten-Pactec announced that it is expanding its product range and has just added the Milletwist packing machine from Hänsel Processing to its product programme. The takeover completes the company’s offer for the packing of stamped and formed hard sugar sweets in double twist wrapping. Theegarten-Pactec already offers machines which pack 450, 1,800 or 2,300 products per minute reliably and efficiently. The company states that the Milletwist, which has a performance of 1,000 operations per minute, fits well into the range as an intermediate variant.
The solutions must be as flexible as the tasks and demands of the packaging segment are diverse. Since the Milletwist allows all format parts to be exchanged very conveniently, a quick format change within 15 to 30 minutes is possible. The servo-foil station is easily accessible from the outside, which also contributes to a time saving in the exchange of a wrapping material reel. By way of a double ring plate, the hard caramels are fed into the machine at half speed. On one hand, this guarantees smooth product handling of the sweets; and on the other, it provides high feeding performance. Since only two gripping procedures are necessary for the wrapping, the Milletwist also minimises impact on the product.
With the sale of the Milletwist, Hänsel Processing has stepped up its concentration on the core competences in the area of cooking and stamping plant for the production of sweet goods. “We are pleased to have found an experienced partner in Theegarten-Pactec. In this way we are transferring the Milletwist into reliable hands together with the associated customer base”, as the two directors of the Hänsel Processing, Frank Temme and Heiko Kühn, explain.
Hänsel Processing developed the Milletwist in the early 1990s and has achieved stable sales with the machine every year since – often in the context of complete contracts and in combination with cooking plants. In order to focus increasingly on the core business with process plants, Hänsel Processing was looking for a buyer which could not only incorporate the packaging machine expediently into its portfolio, but could also continue to support the customers competently. The company therefore assesses the takeover of the successful machine by the established packaging machine producer Theegarten-Pactec very positively. A cooperation contract between the two companies still allows Hänsel Processing to offer its customers the Milletwist as well as other packaging machines from Theegarten-Pactec in the framework of turnkey projects together with its process plant.