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25.06.2012 Combined FFS and open-mouth bagging of rice

A high-speed Chronos BTH automatic packing system has recently been supplied to Veetee Rice’s production facility at Rochester, Kent, UK. This features an innovative combination of a high speed open-mouth bagging system and a tubular form-fill-seal (FFS) system complete with integrated check weigh and inspection systems including automatic reject of bags, automatic palletisation and stretch-hooding of finished pallets.

The installation was completed in 2011 and was part of Veetee’s investment into a new UK packing operation and mill expansion. This saw its annual milling capacity increased to 125,000t and the new packing system handles a diverse range of bag types (including PE, paper, hessian and woven PP), in sizes from 5 to 45kg and rates of up to 1000 bags/hour.

Flexibility of operation was an important design feature, which saw the two different packing systems provided for pre-made bags or the FFS option; gusset reforming on the premade bags; plus various closing options including heat sealing or stitched sealing with crepe over- taping. Chronos BTH, which also supplied one of its PGB1000 palletisers and a CHRONO-STRETCH™ RAINBOW stretch-hooder for this project, has its UK head office in Nottingham and its European headquarters in Eersel, the Netherlands.


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