An increase in demand for its dosed products is behind the latest investment by a leading brand owner in a fully automated dosing, wrapping and packaging line from CME Limited.
The system delivered by CME comprises equipment that delivers the complete range of processes required to dose and package this high volume product. The technologies used include a check weigher, dosing system, flow wrapper, carton erector and overwrapper.
CME Limited’s Managing Director Paul Knight explains: “Our client was seeking a supplier capable of not only delivering a turnkey solution, but one with the expertise to identify and integrate the most appropriate combination of technologies for their application. Our experience of working within different sectors, combined with our ability to deliver innovative design concepts and agile project management methodologies were significant factors in the client selecting CME for this project.”
(The bulk hopper and dosing system- right- feeds the line with 50g units of product, which is then flow-wrapped and check-weighed)
The system which operates at 100 units per minute, accepts product in bulk form. This is then fed to the packaging line from a dosing system which dispenses in units of 50g. These individual doses are then wrapped as packages with both longitudinal and horizontal seals, prior to being check-weighed.
(The individual pouches of product pass through a carton erector – right – before being re-orientated and presented to the CME Wrapper left)
Individual check-weighed packages are then presented to a cascade loader and from there to a carton erector, where each 50g pouch is loaded to individual packs. The packs are then re-orientated before being individually wrapped in the CME wrapper, they are then collated and processed within the CME cartoner to produce a carton containing 10 x 50g packs. The final operation overwraps this multi-pack carton in a separate system.
(The final operations in this system include multi-pack cartoning, with the CME machine – centre – and carton overwrap operation – left)
Paul Knight concludes: “Our experience in different markets including the food and beverage and pharmaceutical markets show our flexibility and adaptability to deliver systems to different markets with different needs. This project demonstrates the capability, expertise and resource CME can bring to bear on sophisticated projects where multiple technologies need to be integrated to develop a bespoke solution to automation and packaging applications.”
This system adds to the increasing number of machines and systems being exported by CME Limited to international customers.