Monday, 22 October 2018


tna has launched the tna ropac 5, an ultra-high-speed case packer for flexible bags that is capable of speeds of up to 300 bags per minute.

Part of tna’s performance 5.0 packaging system, the new tna ropac 5 can quickly and efficiently pack small to medium pillow-style snack bags into secondary containers.

tna ropac 5 doubles the industry’s average case packing speeds, offering snack food manufacturers a bigger throughput, equipment reliability and smaller machine footprints.

The tna ropac is based on tna’s own, semi-rotary bag stacking motion. Using continuously revolving horizontal platforms that can accommodate multiple rows of bags, tna’s proprietary system is able to quickly and efficiently form, lower and side-load vertical stacks of bags into a secondary container such as a box. As a result, the tna ropac 5 is capable of packaging up to 300bpm, making it the world’s fastest case packer for flexible bags, according to the company.

The semi-rotary bag stacking system also avoids bags being gripped and dropped by vacuum heads, ensuring that each bag is handled with the utmost care, minimizing the risk of product breakage and missed bags.

In addition, the tna ropac 5 features semi-automatic, tool-less changeovers that take less than 10 minutes to complete, offering manufacturers flexibility over bag and case size. Michael Green, group general manager at tna, says:”With speeds of up to 300 bags per minute, our new case packer has the potential to double food manufacturers’ throughput overnight, completely redefining industry standards. When combined with our complete portfolio of high-performance turnkey solutions, this means that snack manufacturers can source all their production line equipment from a single supplier, from pre-processing equipment at the start of the line all the way to case packing solutions for the end of the line. What’s more, with our upcoming tna robag 5, we’ll soon be able to offer snack manufacturers the industry’s fastest bagging and case packaging speeds all in one integrated ultra-high speed system and as part of tna’s performance 5.0 concept.”

tna ropac 5 can be seamlessly integrated with any upstream and downstream equipment, including check weighers, case erectors and top sealers.

tna has already announced that it will open a dedicated tna innovations hall for the entire duration of the interpack fair to accommodate its ever-growing portfolio of turnkey food processing and packaging solutions.

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