Clamshell Punnet Filler

Automation Techniques

One of our many successes has been the development of a punnet packing machine for packing blueberries. chestnuts, cherry tomatoes, walnuts, mussels and various other nuts and products. We have 2 types of machines available.


"OnePunPac"

The new "OnePunPac" which is a single lane packing line having a vacuum denester an auto lid closer and the ability to be fitted with a punnet labeling machine.The "OnePunPac" has some features that are unique it can be set up to do multiple fills into one large punnet. This feature allows filling of bulk punnets basically any punnet that can fit into the chain conveyor. We are also building a table top "OnePunPac" this unit is designed to have the punnets placed by hand and also the lid closed by hand. The "OnePunPac" is idealy suited to the grower who wants to pack about 50-70 trays/hour of blueberries.(A tray normally contains 12 punnets at 125grams), or as a second line for a backup ,or to fill bulk sized punnets which makes the "OnePunPac"a very versatile machine !

"FourPunPac"

The "FourPunPac machine is a 4 lane machine which has a vacuum punnet denester as standard. This machine is capable, with 4 lanes operating, of packing over 280-300 trays/hour of blueberries.  These machines have proven to be very accurate for punnet weights allowing the grower to set his fill weights lower than he would normally, giving substantial crop savings.

There are options available including Rotary Tables, labelers, Inline check weighers, Automatic Tray Filling Machine, shrink wrappers and palletizing systems etc.

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