Representatives from Hampshire-based Paramount Packaging Systems – exclusive UK and Ireland distributor of Fuji Machinery Company’s horizontal and vertical form-fill-seal equipment for the food, pharmaceutical and medical device markets – recently attended a three-day global sales & service seminar held at Fuji’s plant in Nagoya, Japan.
Fuji introduced the European, American and Australasian sales and engineering teams to forthcoming upgrades across its market leading Alpha VII flow-wrapper series. Engineers were given in-depth training on the latest developments including the newly improved communication and networking capability of the Alpha VII systems.
Fuji also presented case studies of over 20 recent installations which highlighted how lines were built to meet and exceed customer expectations and requirements.
Aaron Bessell, Paramount Packaging’s sales engineer attended the event and said, “The global sales and service seminar was a great opportunity for an information exchange between the sales teams and to understand more about other markets and territories. A highlight for me was the tour of Fuji’s impressive plant and seeing some of the 60 plus machines and lines in final assembly.”
The Fuji Alpha VII series comprises a range of advanced box motion models offering airtight sealing for high speed gas flushing or modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) applications. It also includes back seal flow-wrappers with inverted film feed for handling irregular shaped, fragile or sticky products such as fish, sausages or IV bags.
The Alpha VII series has been specially designed by Fuji to incorporate energy saving technology, further improve production efficiencies and reduce operating costs. A key feature is the Fuji Vision System (FVS) which is integrated in to the film drive roller housing and helps ensure product integrity by checking film tracking, image and joints, label application and print legibility, as well as barcode verification and optical character recognition (OCR).
The twelve-inch colour touch screen and operator interface can be customised using images, words and illustrations for simplicity and fast and accurate diagnostics.