Ice-cream manufacturer snaps up second YPS shrink wrapping line

UK ice-cream manufacturer Tubzee has snapped up a second shrink wrapping line from Yorkshire Packaging Systems (YPS).

Prior to working with YPS, the firm’s original ageing wrapping equipment needed replacing, so Tubzee sought a supplier who would not only provide the kit, but also deliver backup and support.

A service contract is included with every packaging line YPS supplies, supported by the firm’s in-house engineering team.

“YPS were our ideal partner for shrink wrapping equipment as they offered exactly the kind of support we wanted, and with it total peace of mind that our operation would be kept running at its best,” said Asif Hussain, operations director of Tubzee. “In fact, YPS’ experience and expertise helped from the start, understanding our precise requirements and proposing the ideal specification for the new shrink wrapper, enabling us to work faster and safer.”

YPS supplied a full dairy specification, semi-automatic shrink-wrapping line. Dairy specification models are designed for wet environments, with full stainless-steel bodies and low-voltage, waterproof electrics, suitable for washdowns.

The system is said to be better suited to Tubzee’s operation as it offers greater flexibility for different pack types and assists in handling some of the taller, less stable pack collations.

Light curtain guarding was added to Tubzee’s lines for improved production speed and safety. This addition allows the sealing jaw to activate, while the operator is freed up to collate the next products, decreasing the time between wrapping of each pack.

YPS MD Glyn Johnson added, “Tubzee knew exactly what they wanted to gain from their new shrink wrapping line. It’s satisfying to see that we could bring our experience to bear to help them achieve it.”