Dessert Maker Denests Clamshells

Aug 25, 2023 | Blog

Dessert maker denests clamshells

Unique system denests various special clamshell trays, making Pineberry Manufacturing the ultimate innovative automation solutions manufacturer. 

An international manufacturer of high quality frozen desserts for retail and foodservice customers needed to denest trays onto their existing FDA-approved conveyor line.

Automated denesting sounds straightforward, but quickly becomes rather complex when the machine must accommodate multiple tray sizes and shapes including many designs with dome lids for easy closing and storing frozen product. There were also budget and machine footprint constraints. The automated tray denester needed to be compact enough to be installed in line with the existing conveyor. So the dessert maker contacted Pineberry Manufacturing Inc.

A few weeks later, Pineberry Manufacturing delivered the Automated Tray Denester. Designed with accuracy, reliability and improved effectiveness, the machine offers FDA design features. It also is compact enough to roll into place and integrated with easy-to-use, configurable mechanical components.

“The Pineberry Automated Tray Denester is capable of receiving stacks of trays of various shapes and sizes, increasing operational efficiency and placement accuracy on food packaging lines,” says David McCharles, President of Pineberry Manufacturing. “Each stack is separated with side pneumatics and the stack or desired denomination is dropped onto the customers’ existing conveyor line with precision. The Automated Tray Denester is capable of dropping one to six items at a time, at a speed of 60 cycles per minute. To increase productivity and profitability, investing in a robust automated denesting machine is the best solution,” he concludes.

Choosing the right denesting system heavily impacts productivity and operational efficiency and improves the bottom line. The equipment provides many facilities with positive placement, accurate tray placement, smooth separation that eliminates jams ease of use with low maintenance. It also decreases waste, reduces risk of slowed production and increases profitability.

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*As seen in the PACK EXPO Show Daily – Sunday, October 14, 2018.