Australian processor, packager tna showcases latest VFFS
Australian-headquartered food processing and packaging solution company tna is showcasing the latest iteration of its flagship vertical form fill and seal system as well as a new seasoning system.
The latest advancements to the tna robag 3e, originally launched in 2021, include a 20% reduction in cabling infrastructure, which translates to easier servicing and lower installation costs, according to tna’s website.
The VFFS system also shares common core components with company distribution conveyors and the tna intelli-flav seasoning system, reducing the need to stock spare parts.
The robag will be demonstrated at this month’s Snaxpo23 in Orlando, Florida, along with tna’s intelli-flav OMS 5.1 seasoning system. The seasoning system features a responsive variable mass seasoning function with a dynamic vibratory weigh conveyor to directly control product, oil spray and flow of seasoning powder into a single drum.
Mukul Shukla, newly appointed vice president, tna North America, will attend the show, to be held March 19-21.
“I am excited to be joining the tna team in North America after leading the company’s MENA division for the past 10 years,” Shukla said in a statement. “My goal is to support U.S. food manufacturers in an evolving business environment as we see more and more U.S. food producers seeking solutions to help reduce material and energy use, simplify maintenance and training, and boost overall line efficiency.”
The U.S. snacks market is the largest in the world, projected to grow annually by 2.68%, tna said. To address the growing need for high-output solutions, the tna robag 3e can produce a variety of products at speeds of up to 250 bags per minute. The VFFS bagger also sets high-quality standards with product wastage as low as 0.1%, enhancing sustainability.