tna set to showcase core packaging and processing systems at Snaxpo

Australian-headquartered tna is set to showcase its key packaging and processing ranges at this year’s Snaxpo23 in Orlando, Florida this month, writes Neill Barston.

The event taking place between 19-21 March, will see the equipment and solutions specialist focus on its lines including a live demo of the latest iteration of its flagship vertical form fill and seal (VFFS) packaging system, the tna robag 3e, as well asthe intelli-flav OMS 5.1 seasoning system.

During the show, newly appointed Vice President, tna North America, Mukul Shukla, (who recently featured in a Confectionery Production focus feature on the business (pictured right in main image), will interact with visitors to the tna booth, sharing his vision on industry trends, opportunities, and the latest company innovations.

“I am excited to be joining the tna team in North America, after leading the company’s MENA division for the past 10 years,” comments Mukul Shukla, Vice President, tna North America.

“My goal is to support US food manufacturers in an evolving business environment as we see more and more US food producers seeking solutions to help reduce material and energy use, simplify maintenance and training, and boost overall line efficiency. SNAXPO23 provides a perfect platform to spotlight our food processing and packaging innovations specifically designed to increase uptime and deliver the highest product quality. Join me at the show to see how they can benefit your business.”

As the company noted, the US snacks market is the largest in the world, projected to grow annually by 2.68% (CAGR 2023-2027)1. To address the growing need for high-output solutions, the tna robag 3e can produce a wide variety of products at speeds of up to 250 bags per minute. The VFFS bagger also sets high-quality standards with product wastage as low as 0.1%, enhancing sustainability.

The simplicity of the robag 3e packaging system makes it easy to operate, service and maintain, helping US manufacturers to deal with labour shortages. Featuring EtherCAT real-time protocol and an integrated display controller system, this latest tna robag reduces cabling infrastructure by 20%, enabling easier servicing and lower total installed costs. The tna robag 3e shares common core components with the tna intelli-flav OMS 5.1, reducing the need for additional spare parts stocking, while its smart diagnostics and remote connectivity allow real-time communication for faster global servicing support.

Notably, the tna intelli-flav OMS 5.1 features a responsive variable mass seasoning function with a dynamic vibratory weigh conveyor, to directly control product, oil spray and flow of seasoning powder into a single drum. As a result, US manufacturers benefit from the accurate seasoning of a wide range of hot and cold products on the same system. It also allows for consistent coverage without costly ingredient losses, further contributing to a healthy bottom line. tna is at Snaxpo23, booth #803, on 19-21 March in Orlando, FL.

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