Matrix Automation MK is a registered trading name of M Krousso Ltd

Matrix Automation MK
Food & Beverage

The Food Industry is very demanding regarding packaging requirements. Manufacturers want high productivity with low production costs (minimum downtime, low TCO, or Total Cost of Ownership). Regulatory bodies (HACCP, FDA, BRC, etc) can be quite strict regarding information printed and foreign body contamination

 

The specific challenges faced include: minimising downtime in production as the food needs to be packaged/stored as soon as possible, very strict safety requirements for export, and of course promoting/protecting your brand reputation.

 

Our experience and training ensures we offer the most suitable machinery/specification which is then fully backed by our unbeatable support to ensure the maximum return on your investment.

Being in a highly delicate industry sector, food and beverage producers need to overcome many challenges to meet their demands.

We have successfully installed printers (Laser and CIJ) in various industries demanding high printing speed, under humid environment and high temperature variations. Depending on the application we can integrate our solutions on your existing production lines: (CIJ printers on traversing systems for thermoforming, thermal transfer printers for flow packs or vertical packaging lines) and meet legislative requirements where necessary (food grade ink).

 

Our goal is to ensure print quality combined with accuracy and consistency even in the most harsh environments. As a result, your business will benefit from high performance, gains in productivity and the ability to code onto different type of substrate.

You can see below samples of printing from:

-Small character inkjet

-Laser

-Thermal transfer overprinter

-Large character inkjet

-Label applicator

-Barcode label printer

Metal Detectors, X-Ray inspection, Check-weighers and Weigh-Price Labellers are available individually or in Combi form.

Metal Detectors and X-Ray inspection are the main method to check for foreign body contamination such as: iron/alloy metals, stainless steel, glass, stones, HD plastics, etc. In food products sources of contamination can come from the production process such as knives, blades or wire cleaning pads and also from external factors such as screws dropping, etc.

 

The biggest issue with detectors is false rejects, meaning it sounds an alarm, rejects a product, stops the belt and on inspection you discover there is no contamination. Safeline metal detectors with our training of your operators, will minimise false rejects while ensuring you detect the smallest possible metals including 316 SS, the most difficult to detect. 

A packaging machine suitable for the specific application is the preferred way to ensure lower Total Cost of Ownership, or TCO. Sometimes an economy model is suitable. Usually though, where a production line will be working for many hours a day, every day, a good, reliable, easy-to- use machine will last longer with less downtime, meaning higher profits.