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What is Modified Atmosphere Packaging?

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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diced sliced tomatoes packaging machine

diced sliced tomatoes packaging machine, This turnkey ORICS S-30 system is designed to minimize the number of human operators required for the packaging of diced tomatoes in 4 lb trays. Everything from the dicing of tomatoes to the placement in trays is fully automated, reducing the number of Operators from nearly a dozen to just 2 or 3. Featuring a Denester, Elevator Conveyor, Scale, Scale Interface, Heatseal and Outfeed, this system parallels the processing conveyors that utilize a screw infeed, an elevator conveyor, a dicer and washing/draining/transport system. This system represents a complete packaging system from start to finish and is just one example of how ORICS can increase your bottom line and streamline your applications.

Like all ORICS products, the S-30 is manufactured in the United States at our Farmingdale, NY facility. For more information call 718-461-8613
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Multihead Scale Weigher

A ‘typical target’ weight per pack might be 100 grams of a product. The product is fed[4] to the top of the multihead weigher where it is dispersed to the pool hoppers. Each pool hopper drops the product into a weigh hopper beneath it as soon as the weigh hopper becomes empty.

The Multihead scale weigher’s computer determines the weight of product in each individual weigh hopper and identifies which combination contains the weight closest to the target weight of 100g. The multihead scale weigher opens all the hoppers of this combination and the product falls, via a discharge chute, into a tray or, alternatively, into a distribution system which places the product, for example, into cups, Tubs or bags.

Dispersion is normally by gravity, vibration or centrifugal force, while feeding can be driven by vibration, gravity, belts, or screw systems.

An extra layer of hoppers (‘booster hoppers’) can be added to store product which has been weighed in the weigh hoppers but not used in a weighment, thus increasing the number of suitable combinations available to the computer and so increasing speed and accuracy.
Products containing up to eight components can be mixed on a multihead weigher, very accurately at high speeds. The weigher is divided into sections, each with its own infeed. For example, a breakfast cereal containing hazelnuts and dried fruit plus two relatively cheap ingredients, could be weighed on a multihead with say eight heads devoted to each of the more expensive components and four heads to each of the other two. This would ensure high weighing speed while ensuring that overfilling of the expensive ingredients was negligible.

Placing into trays:

A well-engineered distribution system enables you to combine the speed and accuracy of multihead weighing with precise, splash-free delivery of product into trays.

Multihead weighers were used initially for weighing certain vegetables. Their use expanded exponentially in the 1970s and 1980s when they were applied to the rapid weighing of snacks and confectionery into bags. What cherry tomatoes and crisps had in common was that they flowed easily through the machine and into the pack, with no more encouragement than gravity and a moderate level of vibration of the feeders. Since then, the accuracy and relative speed have been extended to many products which would in the early days of the technology have been seen as difficult to handle.

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Lassi Filling Machine

Production of lassi has been confined, to a large extent, to the households and local stores, mainly because of non-availability of a standardized technique for the manufacture of uniform quality lassi and its limited shelf life. In 1972 the technology was standardized and regular production of lassi started. but still not until 1991 that shelf life was able to be extended enough to market world wide.
In 1991, Ori Cohen C.E.O and president of Orics Industries came up with the technology that was able to extend shelf life in most packaged food.
Like Yogurt or salads like salsa or Hummus, lassi is usually packed in cups or tubs with film or foil seal and over cap or not.
Orics offers wide range of machines that can fill and seal cups and tubs, from table top manual machines that can fill and seal 3-8 cups per minutes, like the M-10 and the VGF-100.
a rotary automatic filling sealing machine that can fill and seal from 30 cups per minute on a one up machine {MR-35) or 70 cups per minute on the R-50 two up machine.
linear machines like the S-30 or S-50 or the PB-1000 can handle any where from 30 cups per minute to 1000 CPM.
to learn more about Orics fillers and sealers food packaging equipment please visit our equipment page or the video page.
lassi filling machine is one of our specialties.

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ORICS ILTS Tray Sealer Produces Results

ORICS ILTS  Tray Sealer In Line is easy solution for fresh produce

With built-in transfer system designed to work with any conveyor system, the ORICS ILTS 500 In-line Tray Sealer is for small to medium production. Automatically placed on carrier plate on inline motion machine, trays can run on any straight line conveyor system. Trays can be random or oriented; Orics ILTS Tray Sealer will orient them to correct center distance, pick and place. Machine is intended to meet need for small, quick, inexpensive solution to seal trays of fresh produce.

ORICS ILTS Tray Sealer  Produces Results

Article Appeared: Industrial Equipment News. Viewed on February 17, 2015

 

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Featured in Packaging World, June 30, 2014

ORICS MAP comes to dairy Packaging machines

Described as “the first application of modified atmosphere packaging technology in a dairy product,” a 6.5-oz whipped cheese product from New Holland, PA-based BC-USA was the subject of a feature story in our February issue of 1995, year two of Packaging World’s existence.

Peter Ouwerkerk, Engineering and Development Manager at the subsidiary of France’s Bongrain Soparind Groupe said this at the time: “Some dairy packagers minimize residual oxygen by blowing nitrogen into or across the container to displace oxygen, but they don’t remove it first and then back flush as we do. Now MAP comes to dairy ” A six-up system from [ORICS] was the machine used to fill the package.

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Original Article:  Packaging World, June 30, 2014

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Sunflower Kitchens excels with equipment by ORICS

SUNNY SIDE UP


Thriving hummus producer maintains the cutting quality edge with (equipment by ORICS)

Making hay while the sun shines is sound, time-tested advice for any small business trying to grow to the proverbial next level. And these are sunny days indeed for the super-friendly folks running the Sunflower Kitchen plant in east-end Toronto—one of a fastgrowing number of Canadian-based producers of the increasingly popular chickpea-based spread called hummus, a core staple of Middle Eastern diet and cuisine for well over a millennia…

As the company’s sales steadily increased,prompting four relocations to bigger premises in the past seven years, so had its need for more automated, higher-capacity processing, packaging and quality control equipment,according to Jungreis.

“It was our move to automation that ultimately led Sunflower Kitchens to decide exactly what products to make and distribute into the marketplace,” says Jungreis. “With the ability to do automated fills quickly and easily, we were able to determine exactly what products we could make to fill the market needs.”

The bulk of the plant’s hummus production is handled by the linear model PB-1000 filler and lidder from ORICS Industries Inc., which operates by dropping a small plastic tub from above onto the conveying line, filling it with hummus, vacuum sealing it with a layer of plastic film and crowning it with a semi-rigid, pop-top plastic lid before moving it out of the system for case packing.

Other key pieces of packaging machinery at the Sunflower Kitchens plant include an ORICS R20 rotary filler, …and an ORICS model R30 rotary filler for hot-fill applications.

Original Article: Canadian Packaging, July/August 2013

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