The investment has enabled Whitby Seafoods to meet rising consumer demand by providing additional capacity and integration between systems, helping to save time and increase efficiency.
As a growing manufacturer, Whitby Seafoods was looking to increase capacity with a third packaging line.
It chose to install the TNA Robag FX 3ci – a vertical, form, fill and seal (VFFS) packaging solution that would allow consistent high quality at a fast speed for a range of bag sizes.
Simon Hill, regional sales manager at the processing and packaging equipment provider, said: “Packaging line speed is crucial to maintaining food safety with frozen foods like seafood. While the two existing production lines operate at 70 bags per minute (bpm), the new line works comfortably at 140 bpm, effectively doubling product throughput. This now helps Whitby Seafoods to ensure products are processed as quickly as possible.”
The Robag FX 3ci has a rotary jaw design that uses advanced sealing technology for improved seal integrity at high speeds, the new system helps to deliver a consistently appealing end product.
The compact design, including a shorter bagging system height and small footprint, was ideal for the low ceiling in the Whitby Seafoods factory.