tna packaging releases its latest vertical form fill and seal series

tna has gained a strong reputation for its vertical form fill and seal systems

Australian-headquartered processing and packaging business, tna solutions, has unveiled key upgrades to its flagship vertical form fill and seal (VFFS) packaging system, the robag 3e series, reports Neill Barston.

The company explained that the latest iteration of the line features a new CXE integrated display controller, smart diagnostic tools and intuitive time-saving components, and is capable of delivering up to 250 bags per minute (bpm) with wastage as low as 0.1%, alongside enhanced serviceability.

As the firm noted, the comparative simplicity of the new tna robag 3e VFFS (pictured below) packaging solution makes it easy to operate, service and maintain, and has use within a number of sectors including confectionery and snacks.  Featuring EtherCAT real-time protocol and an integrated display controller system, its latest version reportedly reduces cabling infrastructure by 20%, enabling easier servicing and lower total installed costs.

It also shares common core components with the company’s roflo distribution conveyors and the tna intelli-flav seasoning system reducing the need for additional spare parts stocking, and features integrated LED lighting in the packaging jaw area to make maintenance safer and easier to perform. Equipped with smart diagnostics and remote connectivity, the tna robag 3e also offers real-time communication and status updates, enabling faster global servicing support.

“Food manufacturers are experiencing greater challenges than ever before and must therefore find new ways to improve operational efficiencies,” comments Alf Taylor, Managing Director & CEO at tna. “In an age of digital transformation and remote services, connectivity is king – intelligent communication between packaging systems and their auxiliary equipment allows operators to make their lines work even more efficiently, improving ROI.”

Taylor continues: “Fast, simple and flexible, the tna robag 3e features integrated control and a refined design for easy control and maintenance on-the-go. It incorporates unparalleled diagnostics for electrical components, streamlines the cable architecture and is assembled with fewer parts than its predecessors – all while maintaining the small footprint, speed and efficiency that cemented the tna robag as an industry leading solution.”

The robag 3e has been developed with a strong focus on high performance and quality, capable of producing a wide variety of products at speeds of up to 250 bpm. Featuring new stainless-steel reinforced doors and tunnel guards, along with an integrated film cutting and dispensing component, the solution delivers maximum efficiency and enhanced energy savings throughout its lifetime, resulting in a more sustainable packaging operation.

 

 

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