Linear conveyor tray sealing system capable of sealing up to 240 packs per minute.

The AP60 provides the flexibility required by food producers looking for a fully automated turnkey production line. The customer can specify the length and width of the indexing conveyor to accommodate their tray de-nesting and filling requirements.

Optional ‘free-flow’ gas flush Modified Atmosphere Packaging (MAP) available for extended shelf life.

Easily integrated with other production line equipment

  • Atmospheric Seal
  • Gas Flush
  • Hermetic Shrink
  • Vacuum/Gas
  • Skin Pack
  • Skin Plus
  • Skin Deep
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  • Features

    Standard design features and benefits

    • Low maintenance polymer bearings
    • Simple and accurate film-feed system with easy film route
    • Maintenance friendly robust construction
    • Accurate temperature and seal pressure control
    • High accuracy tool alignment system provides a constantly accurate sealing and/or film-cutting relationship with the tray flange profile
    • All around seal only (No Cut) for packs with pre-cut or hinged lids
    • All around seal and contoured film-cut with skeletal film rewind
    • Automatic seal operation with accurate seal dwell time
    • Food industry approved hygienic construction and wash-down protection
    • Full Category 3 guarding
    • User friendly, menu-driven control panel with step-by-step prompts, error and status displays, and useful batch pack counter
    • Recipe handling of machine settings
    • Self diagnostic system
    • Recipe driven auto machine set-up for tool change
    • On-screen data capture and trends with wireless connection option
    • Active film tension
    • Pendant mounted colour touch screen HMI control
    • Modular design allows customer to specify conveyor length, width and tray pitch
    • Variable pitch indexing conveyor will accommodate tray and lid dispensers, filling and weighing heads
    • Fully integrated control of machine, tray and lid dispensers, filling and weighing heads
    • A high specification conveyor drive system provides full control of the linear acceleration, deceleration and velocity of product movement and eliminates spillage
    • Automatic tray eject allowing post seal operations to be carried out efficiently

    Options available

    • Free flow gas flush MAP (Modified Atmosphere Packaging)
    • High Oxygen (O2) gas flush
    • CLOSE CUT – Method of maximising throughput and reducing film waste
    • Inboard Cut (IC) Option to provide ‘form, fill and seal’ tray presentation
    • Film coding and printing
    • Foil crimping
    • Sandwich Pack Sealing for Card, Recyclable and Non Recyclable Plastic
    • Optional 'Auto Tool'  Touch of a button tool change automatically locates and connects machines tooling
    • Film snap detection
    • Integration of peripheral equipment
    • Remote diagnostics modem
    • Film end warning
    • Pneumatic film core clamp
    • Self-centering tray guides
    • Deep tray option (up to 120mm)
    • Vacuum
    • Automatic film roll clamping
    • Touch screen controls
    • Automatic tray de-nesting
    • Automatic lid pick and place
    • Automatic lid over-capping
    • Integrated air and electrical outlets along the machine length for auxiliary equipment
    • Filler integration
    • Labeller integration
    • On-line weighing
    • Servo driven conveyor
    • Tray/sandwich skillet coding and printing
    • Stainless steel sandwich transfer conveyor
    • Automatic lid pick and place for separate sandwich skillet and pre-cut lid applications
    • eWON - A machine connection system to deliver real time data and error condition support, remote setup, and software upgrades, using a customer's existing IT network
    • Tray ejection, collation and orientation options
    • HOT ROD – long-lasting, water resistant seal tool heating element giving reduced energy consumption especially developed for sealing Smooth Wall Foil Trays
    • Sale, Lease Purchase and Rental options available

    AP60 Specifications

    Height 2147mm
    Length length to customer's specification
    Width width to customer's specification
    Conveyor plate width 250mm to 800mm
    Weight specification dependent
    Electrical Supply 400V 3 phase + neutral (fused at 32A)
    Transformer Variations

    480V 3 phase (fused at 25A)

    600V 3 phase (fused at 20A) 

    Transformers are available to accommodate the electrical supplies in different countries

    Pneumatic supply

    Bespoke Air supply as-per customer specification

    AP60 Production Speed

    Up to 12 cycles per minute Vacuum Gas

    Up to 16 cycles per minute Gas Flush

    Up to 24 cycles per minute Standard Seal

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  • Packaging Materials


    • C·PET
    • A·PET
    • R·PET
    • Polypropylene
    • PVC
    • Styrene
    • Board
    • Paper
    • Smooth Wall Foil
    • Cardboard Sandwich Skillets


    • Co-extruded and Laminated Polyester Films
    • Foil
    • Board
    • Paper
  • MAP

    Modified Atmosphere Packaging

    Modified Atmosphere Packaging is a food packaging method where the Earth's normal breathable atmosphere has been modified by either a single gas or a mixture of gases. It is generally used with a barrier film with low oxygen transmission and is sometimes referred to as Gas Flushing.

    The atmosphere in an MA package may contain N2, O2, CO2. Each food product has its own ideal gas mixture to ensure the longest shelf life possible.

    The Gases

    Carbon dioxide (CO2)

    Carbon dioxide inhibits the growth of most aerobic bacteria and moulds. Generally speaking, the higher the level of CO2, the longer the achievable shelf-life. In most cases where CO2 is needed to control bacterial and mould growth, a minimum of 20-30% is required. However, CO2 can be absorbed by fats and water and in some cases cause pack collapse.

    Nitrogen (N2)

    Nitrogen is an inert gas and is used to exclude air; it is also used as a balance gas (filler gas) to make up the difference in a gas mixture. It helps prevent pack collapse where the CO2 has been absorbed. For modified atmosphere packaging of dried snack products, 100% nitrogen is used to prevent oxidative randicity.

    Oxygen (O2)

    In many foods oxygen should be excluded but there are often good reasons for it to be present in the map gas mixture. 

    • To maintain fresh, natural colour in red meat
    • To maintain respiration (in fruit and vegetables)
    • To inhibit growth of anaerobic organisms (in some types of fruit and vegetables)

    Ideal residual oxygen levels are dependent upon each customer's shelf life trials and tolerances.

    Food manufacturers should seek the advice of Food grade gas suppliers before deciding which gas supply mode is the most appropriate for their needs.

    Guidelines have been quoted in the CCFRA (Campden and Chorleywood Food Research Association) map guide document.

    Product Nitrogen
    Carbon Dioxide
    Achievable Shelf Life
    Beef   70–80 20–30 5 to 8
    Lamb   70–80 20–30 5 to 8
    Pork   70–80 20–30 5 to 8
    Chicken various   70–80 20–30 10 to 14
    Chicken various 50 20 30 10 to 14
    Chicken various 70   30 10 to 14
    Turkey   70–80 20–30 7 to 14
    Turkey 70   30 10 to 14
    Duck   70–80 20–30 10 to 14
    Sausage   70–80 20–30 10 to 14
    Bacon 70   30 14 to 21
    Cooked Meat 70   30 14 to 21
    Cooked Chicken 70   30 14 to 21
    Charcuterie 70   30 14 to 21
    Raw White Fish 30 30 40 4 to 6
    Raw Oily Fish 70   30 4 to 6
    Crustaceans 30 30 40 4 to 6
    Cooked Fish 70   30 7 to 21
    Ready Meals 50–70   30–50 7 to 14
    Sandwiches 70   30 3 to 5
    Pies/Sausage Rolls 70   30-50  7 to 14 
    Quiche 70   30–50 7 to 14
    Salads/Vegetables 90 5 5 5+
    Hard Cheese 50–70   30–50 2 to 12
    Pasta 50   50 3 to 4
    Bakery 0–30   70–100 2 to 12