There are companies that need a new labeller to introduce a new product. Others primarily want to modernize. The packaging supplier Fernholz wants to do both: implement a new format and merge existing processes in one machine.
INTRODUCTION OF A SPECIAL FORMAT
At the Meinerzhagen site, plastic packaging such as yogurt pots, trays or lids are primarily produced in injection moulding and thermoforming processes on 11,400 square meters. Many dairies and other food manufacturers purchase their trays and cups from Fernholz already pre-labelled. When a customer asked for a special format, plant manager Til Fernholz took the opportunity to kill two birds with one stone. The ordered RENNER S1200 PSL was not only to label the new cup type, but also to replace two to three existing machines.
RELIABLE CUP HANDLING
RENNER was not only convincing as a solution partner with the right technology, but also as a general contractor and interface coordinator for the infeed and outfeed conveyors. “The machine made a robust impression right from the start,” says project manager Gennadi Andres. The “RENNER team was always easily accessible. Technical challenges at the beginning of the project were solved persistently and well.”
1.8 MILLION CUPS PER WEEK
The output of the RENNER S1200 PSL is impressive: Around 18,000 cups per hour receive an L-label made of PP, which extends from the side wall over the straight edge of the otherwise round cup to the base. Extrapolated to a week, Fernholz can thus produce around 1.8 million units, with the machine scoring with a repeat accuracy of +/− 1 mm. The products already prepared include two standard cups with 250 and 550 gram fill quantities and two self-adhesive labels each, as well as a 160-gram double-chamber cup that receives a total of three labels.
With regard to the subsequent packaging mix, variable screws, position settings and quick-change devices ensure fast changeover. “RENNER solved our complex task very well and provided us with exemplary support during commissioning and introduction of the new cup type,” says Til Fernholz, summarizing the course of the project.
“We are very happy with our choice and would choose RENNER again anytime.“