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News and Updates from Line Equipment on the company and it’s packaging machinery products.

More PLC Upgrades

Talking of the nations favourite, as we were in our Rovemea post, one of the UK’s best known Snack brands has entrusted us with two Sandiacre Twin TG250’s for a complete refurb/upgrade.

Sandiacre machines are one of the most popular older machines to benefit from a PLC/Electrics upgrade and Front Plate components refurb from us, ensuring many further years of service.
We also have a well deserved strong reputation for stocking spare parts and consumables for Sandiacre machines

See more about Spares…

More Take-Up of GreenPE Bags

An interesting article from Packaging News on the move away from industry-standard polythene, derived from finite fossil fuels, for ones made from a sugarcane biopolymer known as GreenPE.

As well as being renewable, sugarcane captures and stores CO2 from the atmosphere as it grows, making it carbon-negative.
Avoiding the use of fossil fuel plastic material in favour of GreenPE bags further reduces the amount of CO2 emissions and preserves fossil resources.

The full article can be found here..

Rovema Machine – Major Refurb/Upgrade.

Just completed a major refurbishment of two Rovema machines for the nations’ favourite breakfast cereal company.

We have cleaned up and utilised the original frame and film loading mechanism but replaced the front plate components such as Jaws and Transport plus completely upgraded the PLC and Electrics.

PDQ Bagging Machine – One Machine for Multiple Bag Styles

This machine negates the need for multiple machines to cover different styles, offering potential cost and space saving benefits for companies who need the flexibility of multiple bag styles including Pillow, Block Bottom, Quad and Doy style stand up pouches from one machine.

Watch the demo video:-

New Year – New VFFS Machine

Happy New Year to everyone!

The big news from us is we have developed a fast, easy to operate and tool free transition system that allows the LE360 bagging machine’s jaws to move from a traditional pillow, block bottom, gusset or quad style bagging machine to a Doy style packaging machine in under 40 seconds.

The rotatable jaws and true fin back seal allows for this ONE machine, now named the LE360 PDQ, to cover more bag styles and you can also have the ability to add resealable zip closures too.

With the ability to add multiple Forming Sets for each Bag Style Set Up the range of bag sizes, in various styles, offers incredible flexibility.

We are very excited about this machine. The first one off production is live and running with a customer in Sheffield. They are very kindly allowing us to take interested potential customers in to see it running by arrangement, although we are trying not to abuse this privilege. We are building a demo machine for the factory – if you interested in seeing this machine let us know.

Check out the web page for more information…

Total Show 2017

Good few days at The PPMA Total Show at the NEC. Plenty of interesting visitors.

Good interest in our Zip Applicator which was demonstrating one the range of Zip Pak™ resealable (re-closable) zips that are available.

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