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Dryfruit Packing Machine concerns and scenario
In dry-fruits the most common items that are packed are Almonds and Cashews. Dry-fruits like cashews and almonds are expensive in nature. They are heavy in particle size as compared to grains or other snack food items and are usually packed in the range of 50gm to 1kg of pouches.
The almond packing machine and cashew packing machine both have a requirement that as the product is expensive the weight that is packed should be within permissible limits else it can cause a huge dent in the pocket of the manufacturer.
The rising demand and growing health consciousness is putting a constant pressure on manufacturers to pack higher quantities with better accuracy in nett weight and improved quality of packing of the pouch.
Most manufacturing companies producing dry fruit in packed form do the packing by hand using a manual process. There is a team of 3-4 people who fill the pouch then weigh, top up the material in the pouch to get the correct weight and then the last person seals it in a manual sealer. This has several challenges firstly the manpower is not consistently available and there is a lot of dependence on few people who develop speed in weighing fast on the weighing scale. Absenteeism at the time of peak workload is a consistent concern that most manufacturers face along with disciplinary issues as only a few people who are skilled in weighing fast can do the job. This poses another challenge that even though the manpower which is weighing is skilled there is no control and monitoring over the nett weight which is going in the pouch. As long as some is there to keep a watch the weight accuracy is maintained later it may go more or less. This causes problems in sales as retailers and distributors keep complaining of weight variation and sealing issues and increasing sales becomes a challenge.
As long as the production levels are in the range of 500 to 1000 pouches per day the manual system can support it. And there is no harm in the manual system of packing, it is cheap to start with and very easy to start the manufacturing system. But this philosophy itself becomes the bottleneck as soon as the production volumes start to pick up.
It becomes very important to control the losses in packing cashews and dry fruits and improve the speed and effectiveness of packing to maintain cost competitiveness.
The Focus is now shifting towards saving manpower, removing skill from cashew and almond packing process, reducing consumption of electricity, and saving of material in packing process.
Dry fruits packing is done in the range of 50gm to 1kg and one machine should be able to pack this entire weight range.
Manufacturers of cashew and almond packing desire that the machine should have the capability of changing over from one weight setting to the other with ease and no change parts. The accuracy is maintained in the nett weight of the pouch. It should be simple to operate and it should be easy to train a new operator on the machine. This is based on the feedback that we receive from manufacturers for dry fruit packing.
For a Dryfruit Packaging Machine to be successful it is important that the packaging machine is able to save extra material from being packed, reduce the time of packing, remove dependence on skill of weighing and packing, perform packaging in a hygienic manner, batch code marking and batch cutting.
If the nett weight that is packed in each pouch is less then the distributors and dealers raise a complaint. To take care of this complaint the manufacturers tend to pack more and give away more product in the pouch to avoid such concerns. This additional give away which is more than the acceptable norm becomes a very huge figure at the end of the year and may become a single most critical factor on eroding the profitability o the whole venture. The know more about this watch our video on how to save 8.66 Lakh per annum using packing machine.
Solution – Almond and Cashew Packing Machine
Munky manufactures Automatic Cashew Packaging Machine and Automatic Almond Packaging Machine. The below video gives detailed operation and information about dry fruit packing machine.
This is a fully automatic packing machine however low cost semi automatic versions are also available which can pack nearly 5000 packs in one day using 2 people.
In this machine the material is loaded in the top hopper which takes the almonds and cashews down via the vibratory feeders into the weighing pan where it is accurately weighed and then the material is discharged into the bagger where it is sealed in the pouch.
Different nett weights of almond packing and cashew packing can be done in the same machine and the setting of the parameters can be saved in program memory and any weight setting can be recalled with just a few clicks on the display panel.
Our dry fruit packaging machine can pack different pouch widths and nett weights. The width of the laminate roll of the pouch varies as the pouch width varies and the shape and size of the pouch forming chute will accordingly change. To change the pouch size the laminate roll and forming chute have to be changed on the machine and corresponding weight setting has to be recalled from the display panel.
The machine is provided with a batch coding unit that is capable of printing multiple lines at the designated location which comes as a part of the standard automatic packing machine. However optionally one can also opt for ribbon coding unit. Using thisthe MRP, Lot Code, Date of packing and nett weight can be printed with ease, automatically on the pouch.
There is an option for an output conveyor which takes the bags out of the machine.
To suit different production levels this packing machine is available in different variants ranging from two to four weighing heads.
The almond and cashew packing machine is also available in a low cost variant ie semi automatic dry-fruit packing machine. This machine utilizes the same filling technology as the fully automatic counterpart, the only difference is that the bagger has been removed to make it more cost effective. This system is good for a startup unit or a low production unit that packs upto 2000 kgs in one day of 1kg packets.
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