Point Five Packaging (p5pkg.com) has introduced the P5-A Automatic Seal System. Ideal for any food production or packaging environment—and configurable for manual and automatic operation—the machine produces vacuum-gas flushed MAP containers, vacuum skin packs (VSP) and seal-only trays.

P5-A is flexible and can be tailored to suit various customer needs. An extensive set of options includes lane dividers, extended infeeds with integrated automatic tray denesters, filling and depositing systems, lid applicators and lane merging systems. Together, the components form the crux of a comprehensive, turnkey packaging line.

The machine can produce up to 60 sealed trays, 32 MAP trays and 28 skin trays per minute. An optional seal head storage cart ensures changeover in under 5 minutes, and a user-friendly PLC color touchscreen allows quick, simple product setup and recipe storage. The machine handles film widths up to 18.75” (480mm) and tray depths up to 4.3” (110mm), with an available upgrade to 6.3” (160mm). Film sealing, MAP and vacuum skin packing can all be achieved on the same seal head.

The P5-A has a heavy-duty 304 stainless steel wash-down construction ideal for food packing environments, and tool-less vacuum chamber removal further ensures high standards of hygiene and cleanliness. Film rack loading is simple and includes automatic scrap take-up, and optional print registration affords precision quality control.

Point Five is the North American distributor for Italian Pack S.r.l. of Como, Italy. The P5-A is manufactured by Italian Pack to specification for the North American market. Point Five has established a complete infrastructure to fully service and support the Italian Pack line.