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  • Five Star Fish Gives Fives Stars to Hayssen

    by Lacy Cooper | Oct 29, 2015

    AuraConstant investment in people and equipment has made Five Star Fish one of the most respected suppliers to the Foodservice market.  The UK’s leading supplier of fish products, Five Star Fish, based in Grimsby, has recently purchased two turnkey solutions from Hayssen Flexible Systems 

    Five Star Fish, part of the 2 Sisters Food Group, is a primary and secondary whitefish processor specialising in a wide range of bespoke fish products, for the catering and foodservice market. Their products consist of fresh fish products, IQF, breaded and battered fish. 

    Mike Samphire, Engineering Manager at Five Star Fish, was delighted with their new Aura VFFS machines, the installation and performance. 

    “The install and commissioning phase went well and according to plan, which meant there was no disruption to our overall production requirements. With Hayssen Flexible Systems’ help we were able to find the ideal full technical solution to suit our budget,” comments Mike Samphire.

    Five Star Fish

    As part of the project, Hayssen Flexible Systems offered Five Star Fish a pre-shipment inspection and operator familiarisation, allowing them to review the machines prior to arrival on site. 

    “We had regular communication with Hayssen Flexible Systems’ project management team throughout the entire order process, keeping us up to date with what was happening with our systems during the entire manufacturing process. The support from customer services, including the availability of spares from Nottingham was a definite bonus for us.”

    Due to production demands, Five Star Fish needed their new machines a week earlier than originally expected. Hayssen Flexible Systems was able to meet this late request and achieved the early delivery. The Aura 450LF VFFS intermittent packaging machines complete with Yamato weighers were installed in two days over a weekend, enabling production to catch up the backlog after the first shift, thereby ensuring that there was no disruption.

    Five Star Fish's Aura 450LFs are currently on site packing pillow packs of IQF breaded fish fillets at various weights ranging from 220g – 2700g at speeds of approximately 60ppm.

  • Merlin Performance E-Learning

    by Lacy Cooper | Oct 29, 2015
        Performance.  It is what you expect from your packaging equipment.  Well trained operators and maintenance technicians ensure your equipment performs well.  Hayssen is pleased to announce a new way for Merlin owners to train the people who will use their equipment.  Training for the Merlin Flow Wrapper is available as an eLearning package.  Now operators and technicians can learn to use the Merlin when the time is right. The training is online—three hours of interactive learning available at your location.  The topics cover machine installation, operation and routine maintenance. 

    Sample module titles: 

    1.      Safety First!

    2.      Using the HMI

    3.      Loading Film

    4.      Folding Box Adjustment

    5.      Wrapper Quality

    6.      Routine Maintenance

    7.      Machine Assembly

     
    Each topic title is short (most are less than 15 minutes). Because the training is online, it can be accessed anytime—24 hours a day.  Learners can access the training as often as they need to take additional training or review previous titles.  For more information contact training@hayssen.com.


  • Hayssen Celebrates Shipping 5,000th Vertical Machine from Duncan, SC

    by Lacy Cooper | Oct 21, 2015

    5,000th CelebrationHayssen Flexible Systems celebrated shipping its 5000th vffs bagging machine from its manufacturing headquarters in Duncan, SC. All team members gathered for a momentous occasion to reflect on the history of an ULTIMA product line that is going strong after 40 plus years. Through acquisitions in Italy and England, Hayssen has added to the product lines manufactured in the South Carolina facility, yet the Ultima model has been the majority sold in hitting this substantial 5,000 mark.

    Team members recreated a photo of the "Can Do Crew." The original photo was taken in 1990 to commemorate the 1000th vffs bagger shipment. And on October 20th, 2015 many of the same team members stood proudly by the 5000th machine before it headed out to the shipping dock. Know as the "Can Do Crew" or "White Hat Club" many of the team members have been working at Hayssen for more than 20 years. Scott Bradley, Vertical Machine Assembler shared, "Hayssen is unique in that you can be working here ten years and still be considered the new guy."

    Can Do Crew at Hayssen

    Mike May, President of Hayssen Flexible Systems, also spoke at the event, sharing his appreciation for some of the retired employees who created the future success for the company.  He also shared customer testimonials, "I can say many things about our company, we can say things, but this customer sent us a message that reads: Hayssen has awesome people with a high focus on results, and we appreciate that."

  • Bolstering Customer Support in UK with New Hires

    by Lacy Cooper | Sep 25, 2015

    In support of our vision to build lasting relationships with our customers, we continue to invest in our customer support teams.  

    DerrickWe welcome Derick McCarthy to our Field Service team in the role of Field Service Engineer at Hayssen Flexible Systems’ site in Nottingham, UK. Derick will be responsible for servicing, commissioning and breakdowns for the entire range of Hayssen Flexible Systems’ equipment worldwide.

     “Derick’s appointment is an important step in ensuring we provide the best level of customer service to our customers.” Said Janice Naylor, Field Service Team Leader at Hayssen Flexible Systems.

     “Derick has over twenty years’ experience working with weighing and product handling equipment and will be a great asset to the Field Service Team. I am looking forward to working with Derick and the success he will bring to the business.”

    LindaWe are pleased to announce that Linda Holmes will be joining the Customer Services, Parts & Upgrades Team on Monday 21st September.  Linda brings with her a wealth of experience in relationship building and account management.  Her previous roles have been focused on a pro-active approach to customers and Linda is motivated by providing excellent customer service.

    Linda enjoys spending time going for a drink and meals with friends & family and travel. She has a special fondness for Egypt, as she has spent many vacations there. 

    Please join us in extending a warm welcome to Linda into the Hayssen team.

  • BIC Raisors Upgrades Rose Forgrove Wrapper with New Control System

    by Lacy Cooper | Sep 25, 2015

    Bic RaisorsHayssen Flexible Systems’ facility in Nottingham has recently delivered a new electrical cabinet complete with all the necessary components for an upgrade of the Rose Forgrove Minerva at Bic Rasoirs in France. This upgrade consists of an update to the latest safety standards, as well as a last generation control upgrade with a touchscreen.

    “We decided to upgrade our Rose Forgrove flow wrapper as its electrical components had become obsolete. Our flow wrapper operates three shifts, seven days a week; therefore, we could not afford a lengthy production downtime. Hayssen Flexible Systems took advantage of our preventative maintenance break to install this new electrical cabinet. The newly upgraded machine is extremely user-friendly with its touch screen and icons corresponding to various production functions.”  Stated Fabien Cledic – Project Manager at Bic Rasoirs’ Longueil Sainte Marie site.

    “The installation and commissioning of the flow wrapper was successful and carried out in the required time frame. We are extremely satisfied with the supplied equipment and the quality of the work carried out by Hayssen Flexible Systems.”

     For more information, please contact or sales@hayssen.com.

  • SGL Co-packing Opte Pour la Flexibilité de la Novus VFFS

    by Lacy Cooper | Sep 01, 2015

    SGL FacilitySGL Co-Packing Limited, situé à Nelson dans le Lancashire, propose le conditionnement à façon au Royaume-Uni. SGL ensache une grande variété de produits pour des sociétés reconnues depuis plus d’un quart de siècle.  

    SGL est fier de la fiabilité et de la flexibilité qu’elle apporte pour le lancement de nouveaux produits dans divers types de sachets. C’est pour cette raison que SGL a décidé d’investir dans une nouvelle ensacheuse permettant diverses applications.

    L’ensacheuse Novus VFFS de Hayssen Flexible Systems était la machine idéale pour SGL Co-Packing en raison de sa grande polyvalence.  

    SGL a une grande expérience des ensacheuses Sandiacre ainsi que Rose Forgrove, ayant acheté plus de 10 machines au total. Cela comprend de nombreuses ensacheuses verticales FFS à mouvement intermittent et des ensacheuses horizontales Merlin de la marque Rose Forgrove.    

    « Suite à une très forte demande, nous avons fait un investissement considérable dans le nouvel équipement d’ensachage. Nous cherchions une ensacheuse avec une grande flexibilité, qui était aussi capable d’ensacher à hautes cadences, » explique Matt Carroll, Responsable Maintenance chez SGL. 

    « La Novus répond à nos besoins des très haute qualité, de flexibilité et d’économies. Nous avons déjà reçu beaucoup d’intérêt de clients actuels et potentiels. »

    L’ensacheuse Novus VFFS de SGL ensache actuellement une variété de produits de confiserie dans des sachets coussins et doy. La Novus,à mouvement continu haute cadence compte beaucoup d’avantages tels que la capacité d’ensacher une variété de styles de sachets, de sachets coussin avec ou sans zip à sachets quad pour diverses applications.

  • SGL Co-Packing Opts for the Flexibility of Novus VFFS

    by Lacy Cooper | Aug 24, 2015

    SGL FacilitySGL Co-Packing Limited, based in Nelson, Lancashire, offers flexible contract packing and contract manufacturing services in the UK. SGL has been packing a wide variety of products for some of the best-known and most respected companies in the UK for more than a quarter of a century.

    SGL prides itself on its reliability and flexibility to offer support for new product launches and product pack variations. For this reason, SGL decided to invest in a new packaging machine, suitable for multiple applications.

    Hayssen Flexible Systems’ Novus VFFS packaging machine was the ideal machine for SGL Co-Packing, due to its extreme versatility.

    SGL has had proven success with both Sandiacre and Rose Forgrove packaging machines, having previously purchased over 10 machines, including several intermittent motion VFFS machines and Rose Forgrove Merlin flow wrappers. SGL Co-Packing

    “As a result of increased customer demand, we have made a major investment in new packaging equipment. We were looking for a machine, which could offer great flexibility, as well as pack at high speeds,” explains Matt Carroll, SGL Maintenance Manager.

    “The Novus meets our requirements for high quality, flexibility and cost-effective operation. We have already received enquiries from existing and prospective customers.”

    The SGL Novus VFFS machine is currently packing a variety of confectionery, in both pillow and doy packs. Hayssen Flexible Systems’ Novus high-speed VFFS continuous motion packaging machine boasts many benefits, including the ability to pack a variety of pack styles, from pillow pack with or without zip to quad packs for many different applications.

  • IBA 2015 di Monaco, Germania si sta avvicinando rapidamente: 12-17 Settembre 2015

    by Lacy Cooper | Aug 04, 2015

    Save the date and come see us in Hall A6, Stand A6.168

    IBAEsibiremo una straordinaria linea completa di Hayssen Flexible Systems, tra cui Schib e Simionato. Esporremmo anche la soluzione robotizzata di Abrigo SpA come partner premium, creando una potente sinergia tra sistemi orizzontali e verticali integrati per il confezionamento primario e secondario.

    Esporremo una soluzione robotizzata di confezionamento secondario, composta da una flow pack elettronica Schib alimentata automaticamente da un’isola robotizzata Abrigo tramite testa di presa multipla.

    Il robot caricherà direttamente sul nastro della confezionatrice orizzontale Schib gruppi di 5 barrette di cereali preconfezionate.  Cambio bobina automatico e piattaforma di controllo Allen-Bradley completano la configurazione della linea. Per maggiori informazioni contattate  info@schib.it  

    In mostra anche un sistema di confezionamento Simionato con pesatrice e confezionatrice. La pesatrice multiteste Simionato Atom 10-18 dispone di 10 cestelli (1,8 lt) ed un Panel PC touchscreen. La pesatrice è accessoriata con un kit fragile ed un rifasatore speciale per prodotti fragili, quali biscotti e caramelle dure.Schib Robotic

    Sotto la pesatrice Atom ci sarà una Simionato Logic 35 I con inclinazione fissa, Clear Panel PC da 10 pollici touch screen, la memorizzazione di 110 ricette, scarico dei dati di produzione in USB e scaricamento di ricette e di backup, capacità di VNC per la visualizzazione controllo, diagnostica e assistenza a distanza.

    La confezionatrice produrrà sacchetti a 4 saldature scaricandole su un nastro trasportatore di uscita con sezione orizzontale.

    Per ulteriori informazioni inviateci una email a  sales@simionato.com

  • Ulstar Confeziona il Frutto del Benessere

    by Lacy Cooper | Aug 04, 2015
    Goji Berries

    Le Bacche di Goji confezionate da Ulstar in confezioni di alta qualità  

    “Le Bacche di Goji rafforzano l’organismo e donano lunga vita”, così cita un detto della medicina cinese. L’azienda ULSTAR di Lana (Bolzano) confeziona proprio queste bacche, considerate anche il “frutto del benessere”, e non solo, anche mirtilli rossi di alta qualità e succhi di frutta naturali. E’ una ditta all’ingrosso con un impianto di confezionamento di ultima generazione firmato Hayssen Flexible Systems. 

    La linea completa di confezionamento comprende nastro di carico prodotto, pesatrice multiteste RCW8B15 Simionato, macchina di confezionamento Logic 35 Simionato ed infine controllo peso e metal detector combinato. Il tutto installato in atmosfera protetta per garantire qualità e sicurezza del prodotto. 

    La pesatrice Simionato RCW 8B15, ha una tecnologia chiamata “boost” che assicura alta precisione di pesatura ed elevate velocità. Alla pesatrice, è collegata la confezionatrice Simionato Logic 35, con la quale ULSTAR produce confezioni a fondo quadro con le 4 saldature.Ulstar Packaging 

    L’impianto, grazie alla sua flessibilità, ha la possibilità di confezionare diverse tipologie di prodotti, più o meno viscosi. Inoltre la facilità nel cambiare ricetta permette di produrre confezioni “su misura” anche per conto terzi. “Siamo rimasti molto soddisfatti dell’investimento. E` la prima macchina confezionatrice per la nostra azienda e sta facendo il suo dovere ogni giorno”, spiega Rainhard Oberkofler responsabile di Ulker. 

    Per ulteriori informazioni sulle bacche di Goji, controllate il sito www.ulstar.eu 

  • Rockwell Automation to Host Open Day at Hayssen Flexible Systems – 20th August

    by Lacy Cooper | Jul 28, 2015

    Rockwell Open DayRockwell Automation is presenting its newest technology next month at Hayssen Flexible Systems’ site in Nottingham, UK. The open day will consist of two sessions and a networking lunch. Rockwell Automation will be demonstrating the iTRAK® system, an Intelligent Track System, designed to reduce maintenance and help reduce overall machine size. iTRAK® technology can be used in combination with our range of Rose Forgrove HFFS flow wrappers to optimise production rates and reduce downtime for changeovers.  Watch this video for a quick preview to see the iTRAK® system in action. For more information on how to attend, please contact us.

  • IBA 2015 in München, Germany is Swiftly Approaching: 12-17 September 2015

    by Lacy Cooper | Jul 28, 2015

    Save the date and come see us in Hall A6, Stand A6.168

    IBAOn display will be an impressive line-up of Hayssen Flexible Systems, including Schib and Simionato. We are also hosting Abrigo S.p.A. as a premium partner for robotic solutions, creating a powerful synergy that will deliver integrated horizontal and vertical systems for primary & secondary packaging.

    We will be displaying a robotic solution for secondary packaging featuring a servo driven Schib flow wrapper fed by an Abrigo robotic cell with multiple picking tool.

    The robot will be loading collations of five pre-wrapped snack bars directly into the in-feed chain of Schib HFFS over wrapper. Automatic film splicing and Allen-Bradley controls are included in the Schib Roboticmachine setup. For more info, please contact info@schib.it

    Also on display is a Simionato integrated packaging system with scale and bagger. The Atom 10-18 Multihead scale features 10 buckets (1.8 lt) and colored touchscreen panel PC. The scale is accessorized with fragile kit and a double flap timing box to work with fragile products such as biscuits and hard candies. 

    Under the Atom scale there is a Simionato Logic 35 I featuring fixed inclination, Clear Panel PC 10 Inch Touch Screen HMI, common function keys, 110 recipe program storage, USB production data and recipe download & backup, wireless and VNC capability for remote view, view/control, diagnostics and assistance.

    The show machine will be running 4-side-seal bags (quad bag) that will exit on an outfeed conveyor belt with horizontal section.

    For more info, contact sales@simionato.com

  • Ulstar Packs the Fruit of Well-Being

    by Lacy Cooper | Jul 28, 2015
    Goji BerriesGoji Berries from ULSTAR Packaging in High-Quality Bags

    “Goji berries strengthen the body and give long life," says a Chinese medicine saying. ULSTAR, a company in Lana, Italy packages these berries, also considered the "fruit of well-being" as well as high quality cranberries and natural juices. ULSTAR is a wholesale company utilizing the latest technology packing system made by Hayssen Flexible Systems.

    The complete packaging line includes infeed conveyor, Simionato multihead weigher RCW8B15Simionato Logic 35 packaging machine and a combined checkweigher with metal detector. The line is installed in a controlled atmosphere to ensure quality and safety of the product.

    The Simionato RCW 8B15 weigher has a technology called “boost" that ensures high weighing accuracy and high speed. The multihead weigher is connected to the Simionato Logic 35 packaging machine, in which ULSTAR produces 4-side-sealed Ulstar Packagingblock bottom bags.

    Thanks to the full system’s flexibility, ULSTAR has the option to pack different types of products, from high to low viscosity. ULSTAR can easily change recipes to produce "tailored" packages for third parties. “Yes, we are very happy with the investment. It is our first Simionato packaging machine and is doing its job every day!" says Rainhard Oberkofler, manager at Ulker.

    For additional information ULSTAR and Goji berries, visit the website www.ulstar.eu.
  • MercaSID lanza "Plum Cake" con una línea de envasado de Schib

    by Lacy Cooper | Jun 30, 2015
    MercaSIDMercaSID è un’azienda Dominicana dedita ad offrire i migliori prodotti per la famiglia, per la casa e per l’industria. Fondata a Santo Domingo nel 1937 come SID – Sociedad Industrial Dominicana – e inizialmente impegnata nella produzione di oli vegetali da cucina, l’azienda ha poi esteso la sua gamma nel corso degli anni introducendo nuove varietà di oli, margarina e detersivi.  

    MercaSID S.A. ha preso avvio nel 1999 dalla fusione di SID con il grosso produttore alimentare Dominicano Mercalia, S.A.

    Attualmente, l’azienda è associata con marchi leader di mercato a livello mondiale e la sua offerta include articoli di diverse industrie, come prodotti agro-industriali, agrumi, bestiame e lavorazione carni, industria dell’acqua e floricoltura. MercaSID

    Poiché il lavoro continua a crescere, MercaSID ha deciso di lanciare il “Plum Cake” come nuovo prodotto che andrà ad ampliare la sua già notevole gamma. Così MercaSID ha recentemente acquistato ed avviato una nuovissima linea di produzione di Plum Cake, installando nel fine linea un impianto di confezionamento all’avanguardia della Schib, un’azienda che fa parte della divisione Hayssen Flexible Systems.

    La signora Ligia Bonetti Du-Breil, Presidente di MercaSID, e il signor Osvaldo González, Responsabile Acquisti, hanno reputato loro partner ideale il fabbricante italiano Schib, produttore di macchine confezionatrici orizzontali, in virtù della comprovata esperienza di Schib nel settore della panetteria.

    Il team della Schib dichiara congiuntamente “Siamo orgogliosi di supportare MercaSID in questo nuovo progetto nel settore della panetteria e siamo entusiasti per la crescita della sua quota di mercato”.

    La linea di confezionamento per Plum Cake installata presso MercaSID è in grado di confezionare fino a 300 prodotti al minuto. Il sistema prevede un modulo basculante per la gestione dei ranghi. Questo modulo, completo di un dispositivo di allineamento, provvede a distanziare, allineare e distribuire i ranghi di prodotto che arrivano dalla linea di processo. Adeguati nastri di trasferimento e una curva a 90° fanno poi avanzare i Plum Cake verso un caricatore elettronico in linea, che controlla il flusso di prodotto e provvede ad alimentare una macchina confezionatrice flow pack servo assistita. Tutto il processo di confezionamento è controllato da una piattaforma Rockwell Allen-Bradley.
  • MercaSID lancia il “Plum Cake” confezionato da una linea di imballaggio SCHIB

    by Lacy Cooper | Jun 30, 2015

    MercaSID è un’azienda Dominicana dedita ad offrire i migliori prodotti per la famiglia, per la casa e per l’industria. Fondata a Santo Domingo nel 1937 come SID – Sociedad Industrial Dominicana – e inizialmente impegnata nella produzione di oli vegetali da cucina, l’azienda ha poi esteso la sua gamma nel corso degli anni introducendo nuove varietà di oli, margarina e detersivi.  

    MercaSID S.A. ha preso avvio nel 1999 dalla fusione di SID con il grosso produttore alimentare Dominicano Mercalia, S.A.

    Attualmente, l’azienda è associata con marchi leader di mercato a livello mondiale e la sua offerta include articoli di diverse industrie, come prodotti agro-industriali, agrumi, bestiame e lavorazione carni, industria dell’acqua e floricoltura. MercaSID

    Poiché il lavoro continua a crescere, MercaSID ha deciso di lanciare il “Plum Cake” come nuovo prodotto che andrà ad ampliare la sua già notevole gamma. Così MercaSID ha recentemente acquistato ed avviato una nuovissima linea di produzione di Plum Cake, installando nel fine linea un impianto di confezionamento all’avanguardia della Schib, un’azienda che fa parte della divisione Hayssen Flexible Systems.

    La signora Ligia Bonetti Du-Breil, Presidente di MercaSID, e il signor Osvaldo González, Responsabile Acquisti, hanno reputato loro partner ideale il fabbricante italiano Schib, produttore di macchine confezionatrici orizzontali, in virtù della comprovata esperienza di Schib nel settore della panetteria.

    Il team della Schib dichiara congiuntamente “Siamo orgogliosi di supportare MercaSID in questo nuovo progetto nel settore della panetteria e siamo entusiasti per la crescita della sua quota di mercato”.

    La linea di confezionamento per Plum Cake installata presso MercaSID è in grado di confezionare fino a 300 prodotti al minuto. Il sistema prevede un modulo basculante per la gestione dei ranghi. Questo modulo, completo di un dispositivo di allineamento, provvede a distanziare, allineare e distribuire i ranghi di prodotto che arrivano dalla linea di processo. Adeguati nastri di trasferimento e una curva a 90° fanno poi avanzare i Plum Cake verso un caricatore elettronico in linea, che controlla il flusso di prodotto e provvede ad alimentare una macchina confezionatrice flow pack servo assistita. Tutto il processo di confezionamento è controllato da una piattaforma Rockwell Allen-Bradley.
  • MercaSID Launches "Plum Cake" with Packaging Line from Schib

    by Lacy Cooper | Jun 25, 2015

    MercaSID is a Dominican company, dedicated to offering the best products for family, home and industry. Founded in Santo Domingo in 1937 as SID – Sociedad Industrial Dominicana – a company committed to producing cooking vegetable oils, through the years it expanded its array of offerings by introducing new varieties of oils, margarine and detergents. MercaSID S.A. started off in 1999 when SID merged with large Dominican food producing company Mercalia, S.A. 

    Currently, the company is partnering with global market leading brands and its portfolio includes a variety of goods across several industries such as agro-industrial products, citric fruits, cattle & meat product processing, water processing, and floriculture.  

    As the business is continuing to grow, MercaSIDMercaSid Logo has decided to launch “Plum Cake” as a new product to complement its existing range. The company has just recently bought and started up a brand new Plum Cake processing line at the end of which it has installed a state-of-the-art automatic “Plum Cake” packaging line from Schib, a Hayssen Flexible System company. 

    Ms Ligia Bonetti Du-Breil, President of MercaSID, and Mr Osvaldo González, Purchase Manager, have found the Italian HFFS equipment manufacturer Schib to be the most reliable partner for them, in light of  Schib’s proven expertise in the bakery industry.

    Schib team members join to declare “We have been proud to support MercaSID with this new project in the bakery field and we are excited for the growth of their market share”.

    Schib automatic packaging line at MercaSID is capable of running up to 300 packs per minute.

    It features a tilting system for the distribution of the incoming rows of products. This module, that comes complete with a product aligning system, sees to separating, aligning and distributing the Plum Cake rows that arrives from the processing line. After this station, a suitable conveying system that includes a 90° curve advance the Plum Cakes towards an electronic in-line feeder that regulates the product flow and feeds a servo driven flow wrapper. A Rockwell Allen-Bradley platform controls the entire packaging cycle.

  • Michelle’s Bakery Automated Flow Wrapping for Famous Sweets

    by Lacy Cooper | May 05, 2015

    Michelle’s Bakery is a local favorite near Rutherford College, North Carolina. Alongside their grill, Michelle’s Bakery distributes a large variety of homemade cakes, pies, cookies and other desserts. Michelle’s Bakery recently trialed a newRose Forgrove Merlin Blu flow wrapper. The company needed a flow wrapper that could handle the packaging of various smaller bakery items as well as whole pies and larger bakery products for retail display.

    Tammy Cannon, Co-owner of Michelle’s Bakery, oversees the packaging of their bakery product lines, and was happy to accept the Merlin Blu on a trial basis. Positioned for substantial growth, the company had a need for automated packaging equipment.  Michelle’s Bakery has since purchased that same Merlin Blu, which steadily wraps cookies day after day. One of the features that appealed to Cannon was the hygienic features, with tool-less removal of guarding, which makes for fast and easy cleaning of the flow wrapper. Another benefit of the Merlin that led to a final sale is its capability to handle a wide range of products with its easy to use adjustable forming box and wide jaws. Taking advantage of these features and the user-friendly operator interface, Michelle’s Bakery can easily switch from wrapping small cookies to full size pies. The B&R Industrial Automation control system with color icon controls make it easy for Cannon’s team to set packaging parameters and make quick changeovers.

    Ryan Glenn, Horizontal Sales Leader for Hayssen Flexible Systems, coordinated the project with Michelle’s Bakery. He comments, “I initially bought one of Michelle’s Bakery pound cake slices while traveling. I was impressed with their high-quality bakery products.  Their close proximity to our global headquarters in Duncan, SC, where the Merlin Blu is manufactured, made them an ideal candidate for a beta installation. The Merlin Blu is an ideal flow wrapper to help them achieve packaging that effectively displays Michelle’s Bakery tasty treats while maintaining the freshness of their products. I look forward to partnering with Michelle’s Bakery as their operations continue to grow.”

    Currently, Michelle’s Bakery is using the Merlin Blu to wrap their famous chocolate oatmeal cookies in single serve packs at 50 packs per minute, as well as whole coconut pies at a rate of 25 per minute.


  • Video Highlight from ProSweets: High Speed Confectionery Packaging Line

    by Lacy Cooper | Mar 10, 2015
  • New Manufacturing Value Stream Caters to Growing Demand for Flow Wrappers

    by Lacy Cooper | Mar 10, 2015

    To meet the growing demand for our flow wrapper product portfolio, we have launched a new manufacturing Value Stream at our South Carolina factory to complement our existing UK and Italy sites.  Utilizing Lean Manufacturing methodologies this initiative doubles our flow wrapper manufacturing capacity.  Following our “Point of Sale – Point of Manufacture” initiative, we believe that customers value having their machine manufactured at and supported from a factory in their region.  If you would like to take a tour of our facilities please contact sales@hayssen.com.

    The growth in our flow wrapper business is also being driven through the recent acquisition of Schib Packaging in Italy.  Through Schib we can now offer an extended range of packaging lines for bakery, candy, cutlery, pharmaceutical, produce, chocolate bars, automotive parts and more.  Just last month, we premiered a high speed packaging system integrating a Schib CO-90 candy wrapper with a Simionato Logic VFFS bagger at the ProSweets show - As promised, we have video footage of that system here. We also recently uploaded a montage video of Rose Forgrove flow wrappers packaging a variety of applications. 

  • Stop by Hall 10.1 Stand F-051 at ProSweets in Cologne to see a complete Hayssen Flexible Systems line in action

    by Lacy Cooper | Feb 03, 2015
    Stop by Hall 10.1 Stand F-051 at #ProSweets in Cologne to see a complete Hayssen Flexible Systems line in action. pic.twitter.com/SREDqLNDc5

    Confectionery Line at ProSweets Cologne
  • Fenmarc Produce Takes a Fresh Approach to Packing with New Novus

    by Lacy Cooper | Feb 03, 2015
    Fenmarc Produce ltd, based in Elm, Cambridgeshire, has been growing, preparing, packing and supplying vegetables to major multiples and wholesale markets for over 40 years. Starting off as a farming co-operative, established by growers, Fenmarc offers superior customer service using its vast knowledge of farming and food processing. Today Fenmarc is one of the leading fresh produce suppliers in the UK, employing over 400 colleagues.

    Fenmarc has various baggers on site, including one of Hayssen Flexible Systems’ intermittent VFFS machines.

    After attending Hayssen Flexible Systems’ imPACKED show, Fenmarc decided to purchase the Novus 350 exhibition machine. One of the many advantages of purchasing the Novus was that Fenmarc could purchase the machine on a very short delivery time. The Novus continuous motion packaging machine allows Fenmarc to produce packs at an increased output.

    “Our existing Sandiacre intermittent machine has always been extremely reliable, but we were interested to see what improvements a new machine could offer,” explains Gary Nassau, Site Engineering Leader at Fenmarc. “After seeing demonstrations of the Novus’ capabilities at the imPACKED show in Nottingham, we decided to purchase the machine. The customer service and spares delivery from Hayssen Flexible Systems has always been superb and was another key factor in our decision.”

    The Novus 350 VFFS packaging machine offers benefits, such as high speed capabilities, packing bags of up to 200 bags per minute, dependent on film and product. The Novus’ modular assemblies and user interface facilitate easy and quick format changeovers, allowing customers the flexibility to switch between bag styles and sizes with ease. For more information, regarding the Sandiacre Novus continuous motion packaging machine, please contact sales@hayssen.com or check out some videos of the Novus in action on Hayssen’s YouTube channel.