Proseal has won a prestigious MTP Gold Medal Award for its fully automatic, in-line GT4s tray sealing system.
The Miedzynarodowe Targi Pozanskie Gold Medals are one of the most recognisable awards in the Polish market and are awarded by a jury of experts to innovative products that demonstrate superior technology and manufacturing excellence.
The award follows the recent establishment by Proseal of a dedicated operation in Poland to provide comprehensive localised support and service for the rapidly expanding Polish market. Proseal Poland, based in Poznań, is the company’s fourth Global Facility, led by long standing Proseal UK employee, Tomasz Jankowski. Tomasz has worked for Proseal for nine years in the UK and brings with him a wealth of experience and knowledge of the tray sealing sector.
The Gold Medal winners were announced ahead of the Polagra Tech exhibition, held in October 2019 in Poznan, Poland. Proseal was one of only seven Gold Medal winners, selected from around 500 innovative product entries.
“We would like to congratulate Proseal on winning this prestigious award for the GT4s tray sealing system,” said Professor Henryk Jelen, Professor at Poznan, University of Life Sciences and Chair of the Polagra Tech 2019 Competition Jury. “The Gold Medals have been awarded to products which met the judge’s stringent criteria and demonstrated the highest class technology. Winning this award is a confirmation of both product quality and excellence.”
The Proseal GT4s combines compact design with high speed production, sealing trays at speeds of up to 140 atmospheric packs per minute with a seven-impression tool. A rapid tool change capacity minimises downtime, complementing the flexibility offered by the machines ability to perform Atmospheric, Gas Flush and Hermetic Shrink seals.
Among the GT4s’s many advanced features, ProMotion technology improves speeds by up to 30% using following motion and intelligent buffering technology to enable trays to feed continuously into the sealer without stopping. Eseal® ensures excellent seal reliability with an increased seal force of 200% while achieving a 92% reduction in energy usage to deliver valuable cost savings and sustainability benefits.
As well as its speed and efficiency, the GT4s has been designed for reliable and consistent operation in high-care hygienic food environments. Its rugged food-industry approved hygienic construction provides easy cleaning, with full washdown protection. The tray sealer is ideal for a variety of applications, including fresh fruit, meat, poultry and ready meals.
“We are thrilled to receive this award,” comments Tomasz Jankowski. “Proseal has always been at the forefront of innovation in tray sealing developments and winning the MTP Gold Medal is testament to this.”