Meca range of MAP capable Tray sealing top lidding machines has been expanded to cater for several production needs from semi-automatic low capacity machines through to high speed fully automatic systems with integrated automatic infeed systems.
All Meca range of Tray sealing top lidding machines are MAP (Modified Atmosphere Packaging) capable and can operate with a wide variety of tray and film types.
Infeed systems can be used to fully automate production lines and outfeed systems can be added for use with downstream equipment such as Espera weigh price labellers and ELS label applicators.
The Meca S1000, S1500, S2000, S3000, and S6000 model tray sealers are characterised by the following features and advantages
- Fast tray size tooling changeovers taking less than 10 minutes for complete machine size change
- Easy access from the top of the sealing area
- Simple and efficient operation with minimal moving components
- User friendly with easy to use operator interfaces
- Easy to program, clean, and maintain
- Proven reliable performance with good high pack aesthetics with no poor film edges around the trays
The Meca range of MAP capable Tray sealing top lidding machines are capable of packing a wide variety of packing styles, trays, and films including the following which are particularly suitable for the packaging of meat and small goods.
There are many possible sealing processes that may be used on the Meca range of MAP capable Tray sealing top lidding machines, several of which are new developments. The following are brief descriptions of some of the sealing processes and packaging types available for use on the Meca machines.
Mecaskin T (new) – a new process which is also known as skin packaging or vacuum skin packaging. The tray is packed under vacuum and the film is sealed all around the product onto the tray. The product is held by the clear film and can be touched by the consumer without damage.
Mecaskin T is used for longer shelf life than standard MAP and has advantages for products that suit vertical shelf presentation. In addition, no gas is required and the presentation is far superior to thermoformed packs. Good for microwaveable ready to serve meals
Double deck (new) – a process that involves sealing of a second film layer, usually a laminate film, onto a MECASKIN T package which is typically a printed film for better labelling and advertising of the product
Slice pack – a low profile pack suitable for sliced small goods and processed meats, cheeses and other thin products. The product is packed using MAP on thin boards or very shallow trays and may be vertically presented
Mirabella (new) – a new development similar to LID shrink but film can touch product without discoloration when MAP packing. Results in lower profile and fuller looking packs
Lid shrink – shrink films for tight drum effect and MAP and non-MAP packaging typical found in supermarkets for red meat, poultry, seafood products amongst others
All Meca machines and the various sealing processes may be used for either Modified Atmosphere Packaging (MAP) or non-MAP packaging with breathable films.
Linco Food Systems can tailor a MECA tray sealing, top lidding, or MAP system solution to meet your production requirements.