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Morrisons turns to Brillopak to improve potato packing

Morrisons fresh produce depot in Rushden, Northamptonshire has installed two automated Brillopak UniPaker crate loading potato cells.

Brillopak said that the installation is believed to be Europe’s first single pick potato packing cell and can run at speeds of 75 packs per minute. Designed to improve product handling, minimise waste and enhance the presentation of pre-packed potatoes for the 11 million consumers that shop weekly at Morrisons, the robot adopts a new automated technique for gently loading vertical form fill and seal (VFFS) and flow wrap bags into retail crates.

Two UniPaker systems cradle bags of potatoes, each weighing from 0.5kg up to 2.5kg, loading one at a time into crates, following multiple sets of presentation formats. Brillopak said that the installation has resulted in a 90% reduction of labour.

Full report in Packaging News here

Lukie Pieterse, Editor and Publisher of Potato News Today

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