The P300 is the first in a new line of cost-effective f/f/s machines combining compactness and low operational and repair costs with high availability and more than 1,000 types of cup sizes and configurations, including oval, round, square or even honeycomb-shaped. The highly energy-efficient system boasts a modular structure with outstanding affordability and output – especially when considering its minimized footprint of just 6 X 1.5 meters.
The P300 is also available in an aseptic version, useful for portion packs that must meet ultra-hygienic packaging standards. The machine enables processing of all common packaging materials, including PS, PP and PET.
Compared with form-seal machines, f/f/s systems can improve efficiencies in several ways. These advantages include a 20-60% reduction in overall packaging materials costs; eliminating the need to buy and store cups separately; and avoiding the extra required step of cleaning prior to cup filling inherent with operations utilizing FS machinery. Because only rolls of material are required for f/f/s machines rather than individual cups, the P300 can store materials for 110,000 cups in the same space as an FS machine can store 10,000 premade cups, a space savings of more than 90 percent.
Additional packaging material savings derive from minimized bottom material thickness; a more consistent material heating and accelerated forming process; minimized punching waste provided by a multi-functional punching tool; and volume savings, as portion cups can be compactly arranged in secondary packaging of cartons or trays.