Packaging Progressions, Inc. has developed an automation solution for placing film or foil in between individual slices of Salmon. This solution is capable of stand alone Interleaver operation or can be combined with an Automatic Counter Stacker to format the slices into a shingle or stack on a carrier card. Slices can be configured as a single slice foodservice format for easy sushi prep or as a retail shingle pack.
Sliced Salmon Interleaving
The pacproinc® PPI-200 line of interleavers accurately and consistently places a pre-programmed sheet of paper, film, or foil under or around your product at speeds up to 600 pieces per minute.
The paper, film, or foil sheet can be folded or wrapped around the product for ease of separation, sanitary handling, freeze release, improved shelf life, and portion control.
Interleaved (underleaved) products can be conveyed to one of our modular auto stackers for hands-free counting and auto stacking before introduction to your packaging or wrapping machine. Gain additional line flexibility with our bypass option. This option is available to accommodate processing of non-interleaved or non-stacked product and allows these products to be introduced to the packaging machine without having to take the interleaver or stacker out of the line.
All of our solutions are available as a combination interleaver and stacker or as standalone components designed to fit your application.
The PPI-200 product line is a sanitary, washdown-duty, stainless steel system. The streamlined design incorporates leading-edge Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) and servo motor technology, ensuring low maintenance and a long machine life. With compact designs available, the PPI-200 requires a minimal amount of floor space and is engineered to exceed the American Meat Industry’s 10 Principles of Sanitary Design.
The PPI-200 product line features rugged, stainless steel construction and climate-controlled (dehumidified), fully gasketed enclosures. Our PLC-based design enables easy production setup and changes, as well as networking with other equipment.
Our equipment designs and superior construction go beyond simply addressing the need for efficient operation—ease of sanitary maintenance is central to our solutions:
- Stand-off mounted components prevent the trapping of any product scrap improving sanitation.
- Ground and polished welds further eliminate bacteria harborage points, making cleaning to a microbiological level possible.
- All control cabinets and enclosures have sheet metal breaks eliminating the possibility of standing water on flat surfaces;
- We use sealed stainless steel bearings in all food-contact areas to prevent product contamination and offer optional, antibacterial belting,
- All machines are available with casters or leveling pads to meet your plant’s unique requirements.
- Trays keep product scraps out of the paper path and paper tails off the floor to prevent material contamination.
- Welded construction eliminates recessed bolt heads and other areas that could collect product cast-offs and harbor bacteria growth.
Learn more about our material offerings for sliced salmon applications.
pacproinc® equipment is built to accommodate your application, with standard operating widths ranging from 3-40”. These solutions can be configured for single lane, multiple lanes, or unique groupings.
Our patented jam detectors significantly reduce costly downtime, and the PPI-200 includes Allen Bradley controls and touch screens as standard equipment. All programming is done by our in-house automation engineers, and all pacproinc® systems are supported by our 24/7 service team.
Don’t need interleaving? No problem. pacproinc® offers a variety of modular counter/stackers to fit any application, and our custom designs easily interface with upstream production equipment and end-of-line packaging machinery.
High-speed, sanitary, hands-free counting/auto stacking guarantees better, more accurate stacks for easier packaging and improved product presentation.
Counting and auto stacking reduces labor and training expenses, as well as the incidence of repetitive motion injuries. The PPI-200 increases line throughput while cutting operating costs and improving your product presentation and packaging.
Like all of our designs, our stand-alone counters/stackers feature rugged, stainless steel construction and climate-controlled, fully gasketed enclosures. Our PLC design enables easy production setup and changes to parameters like stack count, delay, speed, and portion thickness, and our solutions are easily networked with other equipment to seamlessly interface with production requirements like product changeover or stoppages.
pacproinc® can configure your PPI-200 to accept product in single or multiple lanes. We can also singulate (combine multiple lanes into a single lane) finished stacks for delivery to the packaging machine, and all stackers can be fitted with our Remote Monitoring and Diagnostic System (RMDS).
The PPI-200-SS-CD card feeder is designed specifically for harsh environments and interfaces easily with any slicing, forming, processing, or packaging equipment. Our inline designs save valuable floor space, while automated reloading systems allow for continuous operation, and precision card placement ensures accurate automation.
This reliable feeding system will not jam or double-feed, as is common with traditional card feeders. Its large-capacity magazine allows for extended run time (up to 45 minutes between reload), and the system features an automated, UPC code-enabled fast setup to accelerate card setup and changeover. Versatile designs allow users to run many types of cards (e.g. window, non-window, foldable flap, or no flap).