Extending Shelf Life Through Packaging Machinery
October 11, 2017
Shelf life extension is imperative in any industry, from food to medicine. When perishable products, such as foods, aren’t packaged properly, it makes way for the growth of bacteria, molds, and rancidity due to the exposure of oxygen, also known as oxidation, which changes the composition of foods over time.
This is why Pack Line’s packaging machines provide you with top-notch packaging technology that ensures your food products last as long as possible while keeping quality intact.
The temperature of the internal packaging is a necessary proponent in food quality and preservation. All of our packaging machinery is outfitted with a Programmable Logic Controller, or PLC, by the Allan Bradley company. There is a temperature control mechanism that monitors the internal temperature within the package so that you can control the temperature.
We also offer several options for modified atmosphere packaging, or MAP, that are the latest technologies in the packaging industry. Our MAP system is a form of active packaging that interacts with the internal environment of the package in a process that flushes out oxygen gases and either reduces or replaces the oxygen within to that of nitrogen or carbon dioxide.
Our packaging machines use a nitrogen gas flush system. Inert nitrogen gases are injected into the package by a vacuum pump which in turn, pushes out the oxygen inside. While Pack Line offers vacuum pumps, we understand that vacuums can harm or break delicate products. Pack Line has a special process which doesn’t require a vacuum and flushes out the gases inside the package and replaces it with nitrogen.
Additionally, we use heat sealing technologies to make sure that your packaging is sealed tight.
For packaging machinery that extends your product’s shelf life, Pack Line is your solution.
Pack Line offers many options for extending shelf life of your products. Our machines are custom-made and built to fit your specifications. For more information about our machines, please visit us at www.packlineeast.com or you can contact us at 917-916-4477 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Modified Atmosphere Packaging (MAP)
September 24, 2017
In the food industry, a long shelf life is important. It is not only a testament to the quality of your product, it is a testament to the quality of your brand and the values you share.
That is why Pack Line offers the option on our packaging machinery of modified atmosphere packaging, or MAP, to an endless variety of food products. MAP systems help you preserve the freshness of foods, extend shelf life and keep your brand in good standing with the customer.
In this preservation technique, the Oxygen surrounding the food in the package is changed to another composition so that the contents remain fresh. Our machines create a modified residual oxygen level equal to 0.3-0.4%, leaving just enough oxygen to prevent the growth of germs and molds. This doesn’t only mean freshness, it means that less preservatives or additives are needed in your food to make it last longer on the shelf or in the fridge.
Our proven packaging technology delivers faster outputs and reduces gas consumption. Pack Line has also integrated a revolutionary technology that eliminates the need for vacuum pumps. Traditionally, MAP systems require a vacuum to suck the air out of the package and a gas station to pump inert gases back in. However, our packaging machinery technologies do not require a vacuum which means that there is no change in flavor, texture or appearance to even the most delicate products providing stability and consistency.
Pack Line combines innovative breakthroughs and technologies to give you the best packaging machinery on the market while lowering your maintenance and operation costs.
Our machines are custom-made and built to fit your specifications. For more information about our machines or modified atmosphere packaging, please visit us at www.packlineeast.com or you can contact us at 917-916-4477 or email email@example.com.
K Cup Packaging Machines from Pack Line
July 2, 2014
Created from the idea that people like to have a single fresh cup of coffee at a time, the k-cup coffee movement was born. In the mid to late 1990s, Keurig became one of the first recognizable brands in this market. Its parent company Green Mountain Coffee Brewers bought the patents for the single serve coffee pods making it the sole provider of k-cups for Keurig machines.
When Keurig lost its k-cup patents in the fall of 2012, there was a void that needed to be filled. Any coffee shop could now make k-cups for their machines. Competitors from giants like Kraft’s Maxwell House, the Rogers Family and Snapple jumped on board, but many small to mid-sized companies are bringing some novel tastes to the k-cup coffee market.
Pack Line offers top of the line k-cup packaging machines that will bring your company up to speed with the latest trend.
Our PXG packaging machine is a fully-automatic filling and sealing k cup machine. It is our smallest producing for the growing, mid-sized company. The PXG k cup packaging machine is capable of an output of 25 to 100 cups per minute. The k cup production machine has an auger filler which provides a simultaneous nitrogen injection into the container. This modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) process will ensure your coffee beans won’t get oxidized and turn stale. The PXG has an integrated filter insertion system which accurately inserts and holds filter paper in place. The k-cup production machine also seals the package with pre-cut aluminum foil lidding.
The PXM servo-driven, fully-automatic k-cup filling and sealing machine is for k cup single serve coffee production heavyweights. The PXM-4 can produce up to 210 to 240 cups per minute and our PXM-6 model has a capacity of up to 290 to 320 cups per minute. The Pk-cup packaging machineXM has ultrasonic or infrared cup sensors to ensure correct placement of filters and lids, and the option for a pre-gas flush of the empty cup. Depending on the output required, the PXM k cup production machine is designed to fit up to six lanes and has a capacity of six filling nozzles for powdered coffee products.
All of our k-cup packaging machines require that you manually load the paper filter into our feeding systems. Our carriers are designed to hold the filter in a central position when it is inserted into the cup. There is a unique vacuum system and a holding surface with pins which holds the filter in place and prevents movement. When in position, a heating element seals the filter to the side of the container with a nitrogen flush.
Our k cup packaging machines are fully customizable to fit your needs. We have many options to help your company with your k cup production needs so jump on the k-cup coffee manufacturing bandwagon today.
Please Note: Our NBM k-cup packaging machine is phased out.
Our packaging machines are custom-made and built to fit your specifications. For more information about our machines or modified atmosphere packaging, please visit us at www.packlineeast.com or you can contact us at 212-372-7669 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.