Monday, 10 December 2018


tna has announced the launch of the tna roflo® VMCS 3, the world’s first chip sizer that uses vibratory motion to separate large from small chips to maximize packaging efficiencies and speeds.

The tna roflo® VMCS 3 is ideal for a wide range of fried snack products, such as potato chips, but also fruit and other root vegetable chips. The system’s pan design ensures that each chip is sized, sorted and gently transported along the line for a continuous product flow with minimum breakage.

Contrary to conventional systems that employ rotary motion to separate the chips, the tna roflo VMCS 3 uses vibratory motion to limit maintenance requirements and convey product across a cascading chip-sizing screen, mounted on a shallow conveying pan. Smaller chips pass through the screen to the lower level and larger chips will continue on the higher level, each one continuing on separate conveyors towards their designated bagging station. The removable screen is designed in such a way that it maintains product quality and ensures no product blockages during sizing. Integrated product-divert gates can act as an effective bypass feature when sorting is not required.

The tna roflo VMCS 3’s interchangeable chip-sizing screens can be customized for various sizes to accommodate a wide range of ratios between small and large chips. 

“Chip sizers play a vital role in maximizing the speed and packaging efficiencies on small bag packaging systems,” comments Roger Treacher, group product manager – conveying at tna. “Ensuring that the right size product ends up in the right size bag is not only important for packaging performance, but also for end consumer satisfaction. Nobody wants to open their small snack bag and only find five large chips in it, or the other way around! Our tna roflo VMCS 3 is the ideal solution. It’s the first and only chip sizer on the market that uses vibratory motion to size, separate and gently transport the product with minimum breakage.”

The new edition of Gulfood Manufacturing unveiled a wider exhibition profile between October 31 and November 2, featuring sectors such as ingredients, processing, packaging, automation and control, and supply chain solutions. The trade fair showcases solutions for the complete spectrum of food and beverage manufacturing, at DubaiWorldTradeCenter, UAE. 

Automation and Controls was one of the five dedicated sectors at Gulfood Manufacturing this year, as the spin-off to Gulfood closed its fourth year. The show spanned more than 80,000 square meters of exhibition space across 13 halls at Dubai World Trade Centre.

Other dedicated sectors within the exhibition included Ingredients, covering the latest in taste and flavor solutions – from amino acids to yeast nutrients; Processing – featuring the latest answers to all needs from baking to water treatment; Packaging; and Supply Chain Solutions – covering everything from cold storage to forklifts. 

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