ULMA packaging UK launches next gen whole bird packaging machine
The FM300C builds on the strengths of the firm’s Artic C model to bring a technology that has all of its experience, but which is solely designed for the packaging of whole trussed and untrussed birds at a rate of up to 60 packs per minute.
“With ULMA already known for its flow wrap modified atmosphere (FM) range it is great to be able to share with poultry processors the strides ULMA has taken to bring the next generation of whole chicken packaging through the FM300C,” said James Couldwell, business manager, ULMA Packaging UK.
“We are confident the FM300C will be very popular and help to reinforce ULMA’s position as the go-to packaging machinery partner for poultry processing businesses.”
Key attributes that differentiate FM300C include an extra 25mm height capacity that increases the jaw opening size to 200mm, to deal with the packaging of larger poultry, such as turkey.
To facilitate the quick changing of materials, a double reel holder makes it simple to alternate between using laminated and BDF films.
The electrical cabinet, which is usually found in a separate box, has been integrated into the rear cabinet with the mechanical movements providing ease of access to all components, having everything in one place.
To reduce downtime and improve hygiene, the machine’s motorised triangle belt comes with a quick release system intended for thorough cleaning. A bridge-type sponge system is also featured along the length of the belt, for removal of air as the product is moved along the packaging line.
Modifications can be made to offer further benefits such as the option for a split belt infeed, to automatically bridge gaps so that manual labour is reduced.