The introduction of the desired food gas mixture into the tray results in extended product life cycles and the optimum of atmospheres for enhanced product quality and freshness throughout the shelf-life.
Compared to over the counter food stuffs, packaging is safer and tamper-proof with reduced spoilage, waste and returns.
The use of increasingly suitable and advanced food gas combinations means the product maintains its original colour, taste and freshness unaltered.
Not only does the extended shelf-life of MAP products allow our customers to significantly simplify distribution with less frequent deliveries, it also fosters shelf management systems and maximizes turnover during promotional sales and peak demand periods.
Vacuum & gas MAP is a packaging process which involves creating a vacuum to remove the air from the package, followed by the injection of the desired gas mixture via different pressures. The tray is then sealed trapping the gas mixtures inside with your product.
The Italian Pack Olympus tray packer is a semi-automated machine that has been designed to meet all the needs of the packaging industry with models available for sealing, partial vacuum, skin, gas flush and MAP.
the Italian Pack Olympus features a rotating turntable to reduce downtime, this allows for the simultaneous loading and unloading of trays from one side while the packaging cycle is being completed in the chamber on the opposite side. An automatic tray lifter is also available (OPTIONAL) in the tray loading/unloading section for increased speeds. The same duly configured die/mould also allows for different types of packaging: seal only, MAP and Skin Packing.
Italian Pack Olympus can pack upto 28 trays/min in seal only mode, 16 trays/min in MAP mode and 12 trays/min in Skin mode.
The special film waste rewinder, a PLC touch screen to monitor machine parameters and dedicated die/mould extraction and change systems are some of the technical features that make this machine stand out among others.
PLC Touch Screen: 7" Omron PLC touch screen, colour display, USB port/Ethernet, 99 packaging programs, language selection, integrated temperature control, menu driven MAP parameters.
Tool-less die changing: the ability to remove and replace the tray die/mould without the use of tools within 2 minutes
Auto film rewinding: Automatically rewinds the waste film, with programmable film advance leads to significant film waste reduction.
Rotating Turntable: loading and packing on a rotating turntable considerably cuts cycle times and maximizes output
Stainless Steel Construction: Robust stainless steel construction on 1.2cm thick plate
Electric Box: AISI 304 stainless steel electric box, wire welded frame, numbered cables, easily accessible for optimized ease of cleaning. Hinged stainless steel panel for easy opening.
If you are just looking for a tray packer that will seal your product in a tray but without the injection of an inert gas mixture then please take a look at the Seal Only Tray packaging machines.