YPS Had The White Solution For Clifton Dairies!
As part of a major expansion and efficiency drive we have supplied one of our own manufactured SS120 heavy duty stainless steel side feed shrink wrappers in to the Preston based site of Clifton Dairies.
Clifton Dairies, who are now part of the Tom Barron group, required our SS120 dairy shrink wrapper to collate and shrink wrap a variety of pack sizes and collations; the most popular being two litre bottles in a 3 × 2 collation at a rate up to 14 packs per minute.
At this speed, a single lane infeed is all that was required and so the pack is collated by utilising two pushes to every jaw cycle. At faster speeds than this, as on our SS200 which is capable of wrapping at around twenty packs per minute, each pack must be shrink wrapped using only one push per jaw cycle for speed.
In order to meet Clifton’s requirements, a specially designed diverter system was installed on the shrink wrap machine’s infeed and is used to keep two lanes continually filled. This ensures that the machine itself does not need to collate the pack and so only one push is required for every jaw cycle significantly increasing the speed.
Additonally, on this SS120 dairy shrink wrapper a series of innovative improvements with regards to change parts for different pack sizes and collations has drastically reduced changeover times for Clifton Dairies.
Richard Leeming, Director, explained ‘YPS was the logical choice because they were the most attentive to detail, the easiest to deal with and crucially for me, the back and support is here in the UK. The equipment was both delivered and in full production within 48 hours’.
‘With a wealth of experience in the dairy industry, we could be sure that the specification required was met and was tailored to suit this individual customers needs’ says YPS M.D. Glyn Johnson.