Select Equip, the exclusive Australian distributor for Keymac Packaging Systems, reports that industry demand for preglued sleeves is at an all-time high within the readymeal, meat and snacking on the go industry sector. With this demand comes the need for higher speed machines with the introduction of the Keymac K101-S (up to 75 packs per minute).
- Compact footprint 1.5 meters
- Change over in 5 minutes by operators
- Minimum moving parts, Low maintenance cost
- Pre-glued sleeves can be provided by any supplier
- Installation time 30 minutes
With significant market growth in the use of preglued sleeves and competition to attract labour at an all time, the Keymac K101-S is a simple efficiency and automation step that can installed on any line that uses rigid and semi ridged primary packaging. Widely used in the food packaging industry, sleeving machines are highly preferred due to graphic and sustainability appel cardboard. Pre-glued sleeves are 100 per cent recyclable, flexibility to handle a wide range of pack sizes and shapes.
Select Equip’s Market & Sales director James White advised that “the key manufacturers engaged in the production of ready meals with cartoning and sleeving are continuously focusing on optimising costs, product innovations, and sustainable packaging options to attract more end-users. Having a fully automatic machine that is capable of inserting trays or tubs in square, round and oval shapes into pre-glued sleeves is a must in today’s market.”
With Australian manufacturers looking for the latest technology within tray sleeving machines that can pack a variety of applications such as flexible and rigid packaging and the issues with labour, it is expected that semi and full automated sleeving machines will be on the rise due to their need for ease of use, additional labour savings requirements and the rise in consumer product demand.The Keymac range of fully automatic pre-glued sleeving machines offers many unique features and are unmatched for performance and reliability. Their low maintenance requirements and reduced running costs make these machines an excellent choice to provide our customers with the next step in achieving greater efficiency, and productivity that will facilitate growth.
White advised that “the new higher speed K101S Keymac Sleever has the same compact footprint and size range capability as the K101 but can achieve speeds up to 75 packs per minute. The machine is fully adjustable without the need for costly change parts and has been specifically designed for a five-minute changeover.” And as companies realise the benefits and efficiency automation can bring, they are expected to incorporate it into their manufacturing process.
The Keymac range of products are available in Australia exclusively through Select Equip.