Salad and Vegetables
When preparing a meal nothing is more convenient than salad that has already been cut, washed and packaged. Salad leaf processing is a multi-step process that involves multiple wash stations, visual inspection, mixing, drying (tumble drum or use of air knives) and conveying. ADM supply machinery that can efficiently process lettuce, spinach, rocket, salad mixes, diced or shredded fruit and vegetables to increase productivity for your production line.
Salad packaging lines require Modified Atmosphere Packaging (MAP) systems which we install to our machinery. Using a correctly dosed amount of Nitrogen and Carbon Dioxide we can control the respiration rate of the packaged salad to extend the shelf life and freshness. A MAP system can also prevent browning of cut fruit and vegetables.
Most salad packaging lines use a Vertical Fill Form and Seal (VFFS) machine to package product into a bag formed from a film rewind. All of our VFFS machines come with a date coder so each bag can be printed with a batch number, best before date and even nutritional information and salad mix title. We can also upgrade the sealing jaws to ultrasonic sealing which provides a shorter seal to reduce film length and also minimises inclusions in the seal.
ADM design and manufacture machinery that is rated for sanitary and washdown environments. Maintaining a clean and hygienic processing line is essential for a successful salad packing business. ADM can offer fully washdown conveyors with built in CIP (Clean in place) systems so the conveyors wash themselves! We also offer high IP rated systems such as IP66 or IP69K.
Our in-house engineers will work with your floor plans to integrate existing systems and application requirements to customise your packaging line. Whether you need an entry level machine or a fully automated production line, ADM Packaging Automation are the experts in supplying packaging equipment to improve efficiency, increase productivity and deliver cost savings to your production line.
Contact us today to see how our innovative packaging machinery can handle all your salad and vegetables packaging needs.