Dairy Milks The Benefits of New Shrink wrapping Machine
Gloucestershire-based, Cotteswold Dairies is now enjoying a significant increase in the speed of its milk packaging process thanks to a dairy shrink wrapping machine manufactured and installed by Yorkshire Packaging Systems Ltd (YPS).
As part of its major expansion and efficiency programme, Cotteswold Dairies was looking to increase the speed and efficiency of its milk packaging process. It turned to YPS, the UK’s leading supplier of shrink wrapping machines, for a solution.
Improved shrink wrapping efficiency
To achieve the milk packaging output desired, YPS has installed a heavy duty dairy shrink wrapping machine at Cotteswold Dairies. Manufactured by YPS, the SS200 (pictured above) is capable of shrink wrapping a staggering 200 litres of milk per minute, in a variety of pack sizes and collations. The most popular milk packaging collation being two litres in a 3x2 format, at a rate of up to twenty packs per minute.
George Workman, director Cotteswold Dairies commented:
“YPS was the logical choice because they were the most attentive to detail, the easiest to deal with and, crucially for me, manufactured the equipment in the UK, with the backing and support this implies. The equipment was delivered and in full production within 48 hours.”
An innovative side feed dairy shrink wrapper
The SS200 shrink wrapping machine is a side feed shrink wrapper, manufactured from stainless steel to meet the stringent hygiene standards required in the milk packaging industry.
Currently celebrating 30 years of trading, YPS has improved the efficiency of the milk packaging process with the introduction of the SS200 shrink wrapping machine.
Traditionally milk packaging machines are fed through a single lane infeed, relying on two pushes to every jaw cycle to achieve the desired collation of 2x3. The SS200 shrink wrapping machine however, achieves its incredible speed through the use of a specially designed diverter system installed on the shrink wrapping machine infeed.
The diverter system is used to keep two lanes continually filled, meaning that the shrink wrapping machine itself does not need to collate the pack and only one push is required for every jaw cycle. This significantly increases the throughput of the shrink wrapping machine.
The SS200 has also drastically reduced changeover times thanks to a series of innovative improvements - with regards to change parts for different pack sizes and collations - incorporated into the shrink wrapping machine.
Dave Wood, senior sales engineer, YPS, explained:
“Milk packaging demands highly specified shrink wrapping machinery. Being able to design and manufacture the shrink wrapping equipment ourselves, combined with 30 years’ experience, means we can be sure that the specification required is correct. We fought off some strong competition, but our specification of equipment and proven track record came through.”