Collate, wrap, repeat – 145 million cartons and counting

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During a recent size change parts upgrade, to accommodate new packaging marketing requirements for Birds Eye’s popular frozen, breaded chicken product range, the machine internal diagnostics counter read over 20.7 million collations, which totals over 145 million cartons.

“Installed late 2009, WestRock PMA Matrix Collator/Shrink Wrapper has only needed minimal service and scheduled breaks in production,” said Tom Whatling, WestRock PMA Technical Sales Manager.
Well satisfied with the performance, reliability and ease of use of its first Matrix collator/shrink wrapper from WestRock PMA Systems, Birds Eye Limited now have a further two machines. Each with bespoke infeed conveyors to allow cartons entering the machine at high and low levels. This latest size change and upgrade means Matrix Collator/Shrink Wrapper is ready for 2016 production and ensures millions more cartons are produced with minimal fuss.