KLEENLine & Shuttleworth Integrate Seamlessly into PMMI's Packaging Line of the Year of 2014

Dec 09, 2014

"Our sanitary solutions, flexibility, and gentle handling was key to making everything come together"

Providing a turnkey solution for handling bagged dental dog treats, Kliklok-Woodman needed to integrate a material handling solution that was not only sanitary and flexible, but gentle as well, so not to damage the product or the product packaging. Weston Paul, Sales Engineer for KLEENLine and Shuttleworth, knew that KLEENLine’s sanitary capabilities, and Shuttleworth’s gentle handling capabilities were a perfect solution to bring to the table.

The first application, was to provide orientation for the bagged product from 4 bag dischargers to reach two manual packing stations, while at the same time, transport formed cartons to the same station for packing. Using fabric and modular plastic belting, KLEENLine provided orientation to the bags coming from the four Bosch bag loaders and balanced the products into two lanes while transporting them to the packing station. Kliklok-Woodman formed the carton and KLEENLine brought the cartons out to introduce the specialty carton to the same manual pack stations where the operators mated them together.

Once packed, Shuttleworth provided a low pressure two-lane gated combiner to merge the packaged products into a single lane without marring or damaging the graphics on the printed container. The single lane then fed into a single closer by Kliklok.

Finally, KLEENLine provided a stainless table top case conveyor to transport the packaged product to an automated case packer by Combi.

Roy Greengrass, Senior Corporate Engineer at Del Monte Foods and designer of the line layout says, "Kleenline and Shuttleworth were picked due to my prior experience with them at our existing pet facilities. Weston gave me confidence in their ability to install a conveyance system that could merge bags and cartons as we needed without abrasion to the metalized graphical carton."

The team at KLEENLine and Shuttleworth, both powered by ProMach, are proud to be part of PMMI’s 2014 Packaging Line of the Year, which was announced this past November at Pack Expo 2014 in Chicago. "The value we added was our ability to work as a solutions provider with multiple vendors. Our sanitary solutions, flexibility, and gentle handling was key to making everything come together" says Weston Paul. For an in-depth look at the Packaging Line of the Year please video Packaging Digest’s website for the full story and video of the award-winning line in action.

KLEENLine and Shuttleworth are a division of ProMach, Inc., a leading provider of integrated packaging products and solutions for food, beverage, household goods, pharmaceutical, and other diverse consumer and industrial applications. Through its three business units and related divisions, ProMach provides equipment, training, installation and parts for primary packaging, end-of-line packaging and identification and tracking. ProMach is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, with manufacturing facilities and offices throughout the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia. www.promachinc.com.

For more information on KLEENLine sanitary product handling and conveyor solutions, contact KLEENLine at: 978.463.0827, Toll-Free (US only) 800.259.5973, or www.kleenline.com.

For more information on Shuttleworth integrated product handling and conveyor solutions, contact Shuttleworth at: 260.359.8500, inc@shuttleworth.com, www.shuttleworth.com.

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