6 Benefits of Automation in the Food Industry

Food producers often operate within narrow margins and under high quality standards. When it comes to maximizing profitability and providing consumers with an even better product, automation can be a competitive edge. ORICS industries has been leading the way in the field of automated packaging systems for the food industry since 1990.

Automation systems are now considered essential in virtually all sectors of the food industry and are solving some basic long-standing challenges:

Quality Control

Quality is the major concern for both food producers and consumers. Packaging automation enables suppliers to notice and isolate defects, ensuring faulty products do not enter the marketplace and underlying manufacturing faults are corrected.

Improved Safety

Automation can provide a more granular view of every step of food packaging. Producers can adapt more quickly to changes in safety standards because a change in one process will not introduce unexpected consequences in other areas.

End to End Accountability

Traceability is a growing concern in the food packaging industry. By streamlining traceability, food producers can cut down on regulatory compliance costs and continuously improve key processes.

Expanding Delivery Territory

Modified Atmosphere Packaging, M.A.P., using automatic systems like those ORICS provides enables suppliers to market food products at greater distances from the packaging origin.

Extending Shelf Life

Modified Atmosphere enables fresh and minimally processed packaged food products to maintain visual, textural and nutritional appeal. The controlled MAP environment enables food packaging to provide an extended shelf life without requiring the addition of chemical preservatives or stabilizers.

Protecting the Brand

Food producers rely upon their brand reputation to maintain a good relationship with the end consumer. A single product recall or disease outbreak can be enough to shutter a business – and it can throw customers’ lives into chaos. In the end, automation means brand protection.

Bringing Automated Packaging Solutions To A Variety Of Industries

Orics Industries caters to a wide range of industries producing an even wider range of products,  candy and condiments, and fresh and frozen foods, to industrial goods and pharmaceuticals. All benefit from automation of packaging lines, whether it is semi automated or fully automated packaging machinery.

Some of the industries that benefit most are listed below:

The Food and Beverage Industry

The food and beverage industry is enormous, and much of the automated packaging equipment we provide is for niches within these industries that include:

  • Condiments
  • Dry foods
  • Fresh foods
  • Frozen foods
  • Liquids including juice
  • Pasta
  • Rice
  • Snack food
  • Candy
  • Ready Meals
  • Dairy/Deli
  • Yogurt

Some automated packaging machinery can be used for different types of food or beverages, some are more specialized.

The Pharmaceutical Industry

A huge global industry generating trillions of dollars every year, the pharmaceutical industry produces drugs, medicines and various medications in every form possible. And there are automated packaging solutions for every type.

The Nutraceutical Industry

Related to both the food and pharmaceutical industries, the nutraceutical industry focuses on health and nutrition, and includes a vast range of products from dietary supplements, herbal products and isolated nutrients, to engineered designer foods. Automated packaging machinery is used for cups, trays, tubs etc..

The Consumer Products Industry

Consumer products are vast and varied, and include everything that caters for our needs, whether for health and hygiene, food and drink, cleaning, personal care, clothing, or beauty products. Vacuum packaging systems for dry dog food and cat kibbles.

The Cosmetics Industry

The cosmetics industry as a whole produces a range of beauty and personal and facial care products ranging from hair and body products, to makeup and perfume. Bottom of Form.

Whichever industry you operate in, Orics can supply cost effective equipment that will reliably automate your packaging processes and help to bolster the bottom line of your business.

F/f/s partnership for machines and materials

The Orics form/fill/seal system thermoforms APET material and is good for food, medical devices, hardware, electronics, or anything needing either a permanent or reclosable flexible film lidding. A partnership among Orics, lidstock provider Berry Plastics, and forming web supplier Klockner Pentaplast brings global advantages.

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Automation Is Driving American Industry

Virtually every business is looking for ways to utilize automation to improve effectiveness and cut costs. The food packaging and pharmaceutical packaging industries are among those finding solutions in custom designed machinery to meet their specific needs.

Along with government mandated regulations for safety, the fiscal need for efficiency and cost-saving are driving increased demand for labor-saving automation to address specific market trends.

Consumer demand for convenience drives most markets but the main concerns in food processing remain the same; maximizing yield, reducing waste, enhancing reliability and ensuring hygiene and safety.

The rising demand for ready-to-cook meals and prepared cuts of meat are driving developments in modified atmosphere packaging and skin pack formats with extended shelf-life.

Quality control is another important factor driving the automation boom and industries are relying more on robotic QC mechanisms to ensure that their product is as good as it can be when it reaches the market.

Workplace safety is of course a major driver in the shift to automated systems. Injuries in any production line are more than just an inconvenient byproduct of manufacturing, they serve to drive insurance premiums up as well.

ORICS Industries has been designing and manufacturing custom solutions for packaging since 1990 and is the leader in modified atmosphere packaging systems worldwide. With a focus on solving specific the challenges faced by individual industries, ORICS provides technological answers to maximizing yield, reducing waste, extending shelf life, and quality control, while delivering hassle free systems that are reliable and forward thinking so they last for years, even decades.

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What is Modified Atmosphere Packaging?

Orics Rotary tray cup filler sealer

Modified Atmosphere Packaging is the combination of an optimal blend of Nitrogen and/or Carbon Dioxide with in a high-barrier or Permeable package. A finely adjusted and carefully controlled gas blend is created to meet the specific respiration need for each packaged food product.

To package a product in a modified atmosphere requires sophisticated machinery, to flush out air from the packaging chamber and replace it with a different gas or precisely defined mixture of gases, then seal the product in the packaging so that only the modified atmosphere surrounds the product and not any other unwanted gas.

Trays and Packaging films are selected to match the characteristics and needs of each food product. For instance, meat and fish require very low gas permeability films so, For non-respiring products (meat, fish,cheese, Etc..) high barrier films are used. The initial flushed gas mixture will be maintained inside the package. Fruit and Vegetables, However, are respiring (breathing) products where the interaction of the packaging material with the product is important. In this instance, the permeability of the packaging film is adapted to the products respiration. The goal is to establish an equilibrium between the O2 and the CO2 inside the package and this balance results in extended shelf life. in nearly all instances, a M.A.P gas mix slows down the product deterioration, spoilage and rancidity caused by mold and other aerobic organisms.

WHY  M.A.P  SEAL ?

Longer shelf life M.A.P packages allow food processors, food manufacturers, food distributors and food retailers to better control product quality, availability and costs. Longer freshness cycles permit grocers to eliminate frequent product rotation, removal and restocking; thereby reducing labor and waste disposal cost. Distributors can extend distribution territories or offer a greater variety of product line to the retailer, Since less frequent product replacement requirements permits growth in other areas. Food Manufacturers are able to take advantage of extended replacement cycles to reduce production replacement demands. Manufacturing capacity can be more profitably utilized by developing and offering new products.

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Yogurt Cup Filling Sealing Machine

Yogurt cup Filling and sealing packaging machine.

Orics S-50 4 up Yogurt cup filling sealing machine.

Orics automated yogurt cup filling sealing machine, full packaging solution for yogurt cup.

All ORICS Machines are engineered and fabricated in our Facility at 240 Smith Street farmingdale, NY.

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Orics vegetables packaging

Cherry Tomatoes Snack Tray filling sealing machine

Cherry Tomatoes Snack Tray Filling sealing Machine.

lunch Snack for school or work, this tray filling and sealing is done on ORICS S-30, Denest,weigh, Fill and Seal. each tray contain 3oz of cherry tomatoes, candy tomatoes or tomatoes Bonbons.

different varieties of vegetables including celery, carrots, broccoli, sugar snap peas, grape tomatoes and raisins. These snacks are a healthy box of veggies; perfect meal replacement option. Ideal for all ages, from kids to adults. Packed 6 trays per carton.

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Like all Orics machines also this S-30 is US made at our New York Facility.
ORICS: 240 Smith street, Farmingdale NY 11735.

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Orics Guacamole filling sealing trays

Mashed Vegetables Tray Filling for the Elderly

Orics Mashed vegetables Tray filling for the elderly community.

ORICS S 30 2×6 tray Packaging Machine, mashed vegetables for the elderly. machine is US made by ORICS at 240 smith street, Farmingdale NY 11735 . 718-461-8613.

Foods in pureed and mechanical soft diets have a smoother consistency than regular foods. They require very little or no chewing at all to swallow. You may need to be on a pureed or mechanical soft diet if you:

  • Have trouble chewing or swallowing
  • Had mouth surgery
  • Have trouble moving or have lost feeling in parts of your mouth, such as your lips or tongue

A pureed diet is made up of foods that require no chewing, such as mashed potatoes and pudding. Other foods may be blended or strained to make them the right consistency. Liquids, such as broth, milk, juice, or water may be added to foods to make them the right consistency. Soft foods help elderly people who have difficulty chewing or swallowing continue to eat balanced, nutritious meals. Doctors also may recommend softer foods following head, neck or abdominal surgery, and for patients undergoing treatments such as chemotherapy or radiation. Tender or soft foods help ease the amount of chewing and swallowing needed to ingest food. You can also modify tougher foods in texture and consistency for better tolerance.