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Beverage can cartoning (May 2022)

Beverage can cartoning (May 2022)

Keymac USA has just completed the build of a servo driven intermittent motion cartoner for packing beverage cans. The machine is fitted with an infeed system to bring the cans in lanes to the mouth of the carton before the correct configuration is automatically loaded into the carton before being sealed with hot melt adhesive.

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Keymac sees increased demand for its Fruit Packing machinery. 0% plastic makes 100% sense.

Keymac sees increased demand for its Fruit Packing machinery. 0% plastic makes 100% sense.

Keymac has seen an increase in demand for our range of Sleevers and Cartoners to pack fresh produce in plastic free packaging. We offer a sleeving solution using a K101 Sleever which inserts a cardboard tray containing loose produce into a cardboard sleeve. To date we have supplied machines to pack apples, pears, peaches, nectarines and kiwis. Continue reading →

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Helping to get Waffles to the market (November 2021)

Helping to get Waffles to the market (November 2021)

Shipping out this week from Keymac USA in Charlotte, NC, is the first of four KCM2 Semi Automatic End Load Cartoners for U.S Waffle Company Inc based in Liberty, South Carolina. The machine has an extended 3m long product load area and pocketed infeed conveyor. The new frozen food processing facility was opened in Liberty in February 2021. Keymac is pleased to be supporting U.S Waffle Company Inc with its planned growth in breakfast products.

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New K101SXL Sleever offers the best of both worlds

New K101SXL Sleever offers the best of both worlds

Keymac announces the launch of the K101SXL Sleever which offers a new level of flexibility for ready meal and produce sleeving. For small packs the K101SXL offers a packing speed of around 70 trays per minute whilst being able to sleeve larger trays at speeds up to 60 trays per minute. This allows producers to run single and family sized meals on the same lines if required.

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Keymac UK receives order for 7 K101 Sleevers

Keymac UK receives order for 7 K101 Sleevers

Bristol based Keymac Packaging Systems has secured an order from a major UK ready meal producer for 7 K101 Sleevers. Once delivered later this year the customer will have Keymac Sleevers on 13 of their production lines. This new order is a huge commitment for our customer and demonstrates confidence in Keymac as a long term strategic partner for sleeving machinery.

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COVID-19

COVID-19

We are monitoring the evolving situation regarding the spreading of COVID-19 throughout the world and are fully committed to reducing any potential impacts to the operations of our customers at this critical time.

We understand the importance of the products and service we provide to our customers. Spares orders are being supplied as normal and we have further measures in place for this to continue.

We have established measures to safeguard the health and wellbeing of our employees in our production facilities in Bristol and Charlotte NC which currently continue to operate as normal, whilst exercising self distancing practices.

The safety of our employees and customers remains our main priority. We will continue to follow the guidelines provided by the UK and US governments and are reviewing all business travel and visits to our sites on a case by case basis.

We will communicate updates as necessary and keep you informed of any changes.

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Keymac expands distributor network

Keymac expands distributor network

Keymac has appointed Crawford Packaging as its distributor for sales and service of the Keymac range of Sleevers and Cartoners in Canada and Mexico. Crawford has sales and service offices in Ontario and service personnel based in Mexico.

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Keymac receives order for fourth machine from Butterball

Keymac receives order for fourth machine from Butterball

Keymac USA has received an order from Butterball for their fourth KCM2 End Load Cartoner. The machine will be packing 2lb and 4lb turkey burgers and will be supplied to Butterball’s plant in Raeford NC. Previous KCM2s have been supplied to Butterball in Carthage MO. The machine will be supplied with a full washdown specification.

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Keymac builds KCM1 Sleever for the Three Little Pigs

Keymac builds KCM1 Sleever for the Three Little Pigs

Keymac USA has just completed building a KCM1 Wraparound Sleever for Brooklyn based Les Trois Petits Cochons. The machine will pack their Egg Bite and Pâté products in a 2 crease sleeve which allows the vacuum packed product to protrude through an opening in the sleeve’s front panel. The machine will be shipped in July from Keymac’s facility in Charlotte NC.

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