After extensive research, Bocchino, vice president of procurement
and packaging at A. Duda & Sons, purchased a linear-motion
S-30-DX Heat Seal Machine from Orics Industries Inc. to help
increase the value of the companys Dandy Microwaveable
Sweet Corn brand. The sweet corn is fully-husked and tray-packed
into individual packages that can go right into the microwave.
Both three- and four-count packages are available.
Prior to the purchase of the Orics S-30, Duda depended heavily
on a smaller table-top steam sealing machine. Microwavable
corn trays were filled by hand and manually steam pressed
closed, requiring excess film and increased labor time as
well as low productivity, says Bocchino.
The sleek design of the S-30 proved to be a perfect fit for
A. Duda & Sons. Orics customized the system to include
an extended frame and registered film slice-cut mechanism
to handle the specially vented printed film that adorns the
top of each Dandy Microwaveable Sweet Corn pack.
The S-30s film feeder technology offers additional
benefits. Film is cut in between each container, leaving no
wasted film and saving the company more than $35,000 a year.
The approach also minimizes environmental impact by decreasing
the amount of material discarded.
Installation proved to be an easy, hassle-free process.
Orics also offered off-site training, which was invaluable
for our employees, recalls Bocchino. They were
able to learn first hand from trained instructors how to operate
The S-30 packs two trays per cycle for A. Duda & Sons
and has increased productivity by 70%. In addition,
by eliminating the manual packing process, the S-30 has also
helped free up employees to handle more strategic tasks within
Please refer to the original article in the August 2007 issue
of Packaging World for further details.
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